On Friday, December 13, Bob Goodwin Will Be Our Feature!
December brings the first season of The Meeting House Stage to a close. Season one has been successful beyond our wildest dreams, thanks to the volunteers, the Rindge Historical Society, the amazing food, our wonderful audience, and of course, the fantastic musicians who come and entertain us.
December’s open mike features Bob Goodwin, from Templeton, Massachusetts. Bob is a mailman in Baldwinville Mass., an occupation which has provided material for many of his songs, and perhaps a degree in abnormal psychology. He began playing guitar at 13 in Centerville Ohio in 1970, a time and place where even Bob Dylan was considered way too “Far Out”.
Bob spent most of the late ’70s hanging around the Student Union at ULowell with fellow guitar players and a case of beer, and his playing has not improved since then. He has also been known to hang around Concord Mass., where his parents still live near Walden Pond, and Cambridge Mass., where merely saying “hey I used to sneak into this place” got him put in charge of security for Folk Tree Productions. His proudest accomplishment however was achieving title “Sargeant at Arms” and charged with enforcing the rules at Mike Duffy/Mac Cole’s Folkin ‘A open Mic in Worcester.
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, 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 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
Click here for map and directions.
David Lister: email@example.com