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The Vanilla Bean Cafe

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Upcoming Events

January 2018

Howie Bursen & Friends Food Bank Benefit @ The Vanilla Bean Café

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

An annual event since the early 1990’s. Howie Bursen will be joined by fiddler Jeff Davis, singer and guitarist John Bailey, and Martin Grosswendt, who plays anything with strings. Bursen is a virtuoso instrumentalist, respected songwriter and an acclaimed true master of the frailed banjo. On top of that, he can sing! Don’t miss this great night of entertainment for a great cause!! All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Connecticut Food Bank.

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February 2018

Shawn Taylor – Open Mic Feature @ The Vanilla Bean Café

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$5.00

Shawn Taylor – Open Mic Feature Hosts – Faith Montaperto & Peter Lehndorff – Feature – Shawn Taylor – Shawn Taylor has devoted the past decade to his ‘wandering roots’ music, as a traveling troubadour, songwriter and CT based bandleader. His 4th independent release, “Balance” (June, 2017) embodies his ‘wandering roots’ genre and philosophy; meandering from Appalachia to Reggae, folk to rock, time twisting finger-style compositions.

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Vance Gilbert @ The Vanilla Bean Café

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ‘em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special…

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Kerri Powers @ The Vanilla Bean Café

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$10.00

From extravagance to simple elegance we went, as Kerri Powers took the stage with nothing but a chair, an acoustic guitar and a tapping tambourine strapped to the toe of her boot. Kerri Powers has been a staple of the New England music scene for the last decade or so, and yet it’s been something of a struggle to attain the wider acceptance that’s so clearly her due. Powers’ supple vocals give these songs a cool caress, creating a quiet…

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Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap @ The Vanilla Bean Cafe

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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After the death of Pete Seeger in 2014, a small group of his admirers joined together to celebrate his life with a sing-along concert at the Hampton Grange. The event was a huge success and gave birth to SING:The Quiet Corner Song Swap. There is no charge and lyrics are available for most songs. They frequently use the folk “hymnal”, Rise Up Singing  and its sequel, Rise Again for song lyrics. Participants are encouraged to lead their favorite songs or…

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The Beekeepers @ The Vanilla Bean Café

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

Winners of the May 2017 Akademia Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter EP, Amanda “Mandy” Sullivan, Sylvie Abate and Phred Mileski “display dense and diverse instrumental ability”“ on guitar, classical guitar, bass, u-bass, merlin, banjo, accordion, piano, hand-percussion, ukulele – everything in the kitchen sink! Each woman is a songwriter, arranger and producer in her own right and together The BeeKeepers write, record, produce and perform original music influenced by Americana, Acoustic-Rock, Folk and Blues. In addition to their original songs,…

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Rusty String Band @ The Vanilla Bean Café

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$10.00

The Rusty String Band presents a foot tapping blend of traditional bluegrass, modern folk and engaging original music. The group really connects with the audience. The members of The Rusty String Band are from Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut. Art plays a driving bass and is also well known in the area for his tasteful classical guitar. Ed has played in numerous local bands and is a multi-instrumentalist – playing mandolin, banjo and harmonica. Bob plays guitar and composes the…

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March 2018

Lines West – Open Mic Feature @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$5.00

Lines West – Open Mic Feature Hosts – Faith Montaperto & Peter Lehndorff – Feature – Lines West – Fueled by the songwriting tandem of Radzin and Larney, Lines West is a unique blast of rootsy pop/rock described by Review Stalker as as “perfectly crafted pop songs that should be all over terrestrial radio at the very least”.

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Peter Mulvey @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Mass. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties. Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made 17 records, spanning rock and roll,…

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Atwater~Donnelly @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. “Atwater~Donnelly are marvelous musicians. Their voices blend beautifully, their instrumental work is sparkling,…

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Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap @ The Vanilla Bean Cafe

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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After the death of Pete Seeger in 2014, a small group of his admirers joined together to celebrate his life with a sing-along concert at the Hampton Grange. The event was a huge success and gave birth to SING:The Quiet Corner Song Swap. There is no charge and lyrics are available for most songs. They frequently use the folk “hymnal”, Rise Up Singing  and its sequel, Rise Again for song lyrics. Participants are encouraged to lead their favorite songs or…

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Cashel Rock @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

The Irish band, Cashel Rock, features veteran New England artists Peter Lange and Ed Clement, on guitar and vocals, Rachel DiMartino and Carol Sansoucy on vocals, Tim St.Jean, vocals and mandolin, Vikki Baker, vocals, flute and tin whistle, Cathy Day, fiddle and vocals, and, Ned Lange, bodhran. According to Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “If you want straight-ahead traditional music with a vibrant feel, then it’s hard to do better than Cashel Rock. There’s a great spirit…

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Grass Routes @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$12.00

Grass Routes is a Connecticut five-piece bluegrass band. Since 1980 they have been delighting audiences with a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and contemporary songs all performed in their own unique bluegrass style. Skillful instrumental work and strong vocals give Grass Routes their own characteristic sound. Showcasing especially tight harmonies, vocals include duets to four part harmonies. What make Grass Routes unique is that each member sings lead. With five lead vocalists, Grass Routes presents a different…

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Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie @ The Vanilla Bean Café

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen,…

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