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On Friday, May 13, Andy and Judy will be our feature performer

Andy & Judy

Andy & Judy

Andy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Their musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt.

As folk singer/songwriters they have been able to explore many different genres and facets of folk music as well as country music. It has been described as “folk with a country flavor”. They effectively use the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song. In addition, their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. All of these musical elements are seamlessly presented in their two CDs, Riverbend and Dragonfly.

Both New England natives, Judy is from southeastern Massachusetts where she was introduced to folk music at an early age through her mom’s Peter, Paul and Mary records. Andy was born in Maine into a musical family. He spent most of his youth in upstate New York where he grew up listening to folk and church music while traveling with his family before eventually settling in the Boston area.

Interestingly enough, Judy is related to Fred Pike, the talented “flatpicker” credited with bringing Bluegrass to the state of Maine. Although Judy enjoys listening to 80’s rock bands, she hasn’t quite convinced Andy to adapt some of those songs into their repertoire.

This talented folk duo performs regularly at many coffeehouses and concert venues where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners.

They are currently recording their third CD, Follow Your Dream, due out in the spring of 2015.

– See more at: http://andyjudysing.com/

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. Each performer’s slot consists of 2 songs or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Performers can reserve a slot up to a week ahead (no earlier) by emailing dave@meetinghousestage.com. Understand that it’s more difficult to accommodate a request for a specific slot than it is to accommodate a request to be after the feature or before the feature, for example.

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, five microphones, and two instrument cables 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 afternoon of the first or second Saturday. There is no Meeting House Stage during the month of December.

Address: 

6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire

Click here for map and directions.

Contact info:
David Lister: dave@meetinghousestage.com