On Friday, December 11, Jane Fallon will be our feature performer
Singer-songwriter Jane Fallon is a veteran performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing”, by Boston’s Metronome magazine, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy’s Word Music blog). Her newest CD “Gemini Rising”, co-produced with Jim Henry and Jeff Root has been called by Rambles.net “a collection of songs that stitches itself together note by note and warms the soul.” It has received considerable airplay around the globe since its release.
Born into a musical family, Jane began her career singing in a trio with her sister and cousin. Later she received formal vocal training at Eastern Oregon University and spent several years in local musical theater. She is also a songwriter with 4 CD’s of original music to her credit. In addition, she has recorded a collection of American and Latin Standards with guitarist Steve Rapson and has performed these are many venues throughout New England.
Some of the venues Jane has played include The Boston Folk Festival, The Vanilla Bean Café, The Natick Center for the Arts, Amazing Things Arts Center, The All Asia Bar and Grill, Savoury Lane, Main Streets Market and Café, The Sitting Bull Restaurant, The Acoustic Café at the Library, Jitters Coffeehouse, and The Stone Church. Her songs have been played on radio stations throughout the world including Rich Warren’s Midnight Special, Women of Substance Radio, and Studio 100.
How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at 7:00 pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for an open mike slot. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Typically each performer will either play 3 songs or 15 minutes (whichever comes first). If we have a large number of performers sign up, the slots will be reduced to 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first).
Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules. Each month we will have a feature performer who will get a longer, 30-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 that 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. For example, in October we’ll always be on the third Friday, and in July we are typically outdoors at the Rindge Historical Society on the first Saturday.
6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire
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David Lister: email@example.com