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The Vanilla Bean Cafe

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October 2018

2 Ravens

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

Lui Collins & Max Cohen are part of a group called 3 Ravens. Because only Lui and Max will be with us this evening, they are going by the name of 2 Ravens. Lui Collins earned international acclaim for her Philo and Green Linnet recordings and her intimate concerts. These days, along with creating playful 4-string arrangements of some favorite original songs, Lui has been exploring the fabulous jazz chords in old American standards and bossa nova on tenor ukulele.…

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November 2018

Don White

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for more than twenty years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.” Equal parts comedian, storyteller and songwriter Mr. White’s performances have earned him a dedicated following for over twenty years.…

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Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$12.00

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young…

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Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap

November 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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Kevin Connolly

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$15.00

Writing and performing for over twenty years, Kevin Connolly has carved out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer. Connolly has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a strong presence and tie to his New England roots. Working the college and coffeehouse circuit solo, Kevin has also played major festivals including Newport Folk, SXSW, Kerrville Folk and Bumbershoot. He has opened up for a long list of notable artists…

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Seth Glier

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 200 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music…

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Garnet Rogers

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere.…

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December 2018

Kala Farnham & Maria Sangiolo

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$20.00

Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter homegrown out of the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. In high school she established herself as a working musician as her alma mater’s theater accompanist; in college, she furthered her studies in music technology, composition, and jazz. Since then, music has continued to be the defining factor of Kala’s life. Kala is described by RI’s Motif Magazine as a “pint-sized, piano-playing powerhouse… with influences of pop, Broadway, and world music”. Maria Sangiolo was awarded a…

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April Grant

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$10.00

April Grant is famed for ballads, sea music, and a broad repertoire of poems and folktales. A mainstay of singing circles in the Boston area, she has appeared at the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the Portsmouth Maritime Festival, the late, great NOMAD festival, and the New England Folk Festival. She has told her stories and sung her songs everywhere from the Fire & Water Cafe (Northampton, MA) to the Glenfarg Folk Club (Scotland) and The Story Space (Central Square, Cambridge).

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Krista Goodrich

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 West Road
Pomfret, CT United States
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$10.00

Ethereal blended with country and jazz, Krista Goodrich’s music is as much poetry manifested in song as it is upbeat entertainment. Praised for her subtlety alongside her power, Krista’s vocal range captures rooms of all sizes. On her debut album Hindsight, Krista sings of love, loss & lessons learned in making the always-challenging and often-indecipherable journey of leaving your 20s behind and growing as a woman. “Deeply personal lyrics, delivered with sweet, rich vocals. Her songs are poetry set to…

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Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap

December 21 @ 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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Atwater~Donnelly

December 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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