On Friday, February 14, Linda Markey Will Be Our Feature!
This year the second Friday in February falls on Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the occasion, Linda Markey will be on hand. Linda is a genuinely amazing singer and we’re very lucky to have her as our feature in February!
Linda was first introduced to stringed instruments when she started taking violin lessons in school. However, she preferred to strum instead of using the bow and when she asked her mother to let her take guitar lessons instead her mother told her, “it’s only a fad, it won’t last”. After repeated requests, her mother finally gave in, initially renting a guitar through a local music store.
Linda has never stopped playing. She fell in love with the songs she learned in elementary school, intrigued by the stories about other people and far away places. As a teenager she spent hours listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Bob Dylan. As time went by she began to appreciate the stories told in the older Olde English and Celtic ballads. Nothing pleases her more that finding an obscure old song that tells a tale of a different time and place: songs of love, successes and failures, magic and mystery, or simply life lived as one wandered along the road.
It’s going to be a great show!
A $5 donation is suggested to help support the Rindge Historical Society.
Coffee, tea, and an ever-changing variety of wonderful home-made food is available.
How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at about 7:00 pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like anything in life, there are Rules.
Most months we will schedule a feature performer for a longer, 40-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.
Equipment: We have a small PA, four microphones, and two direct inputs for instruments that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.
Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue.
6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire
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David Lister: email@example.com