First Friday Coffeehouse 4/6/12

From Bob Moore

Poets, musicians, fiddleheads, folks that have had enough of global warming and are wishing it was spring again (I think you got your wish):

Hope life is treating you well, or you’re treating yourself to life, or you’re done looking around the corner everyday and the days are beginning to look less like a Coen Brothers’ movie with a twisted plot and feeling more like a comfortable pair of jeans. We have one of our favorite bands returning to the First Friday Coffeehouse, the notorious, diverse, and ever impressive “Deep Hole Road”. The band has been laying low until recently, have been working on a recording project, and also been working on some new material. They’re excited to try out their new tunes at this Friday’s coffeehouse. If you are unfamiliar with Deep Hole Road, the band is a foursome featuring two fiddlers, Sharon Pangaro and Sue Cassista (Sharon and Sue perform on an array of other instruments including bodhran and xylophone), and their lovely husbands who play a number of string instruments, Nick Pangaro and Phil Cassista. The evening will be guaranteed to thrill you with surprises, stories, and New Hampshire humor (if there is such a thing).

As always they’ll be an open-mike following the featured set. See below for more information on Deep Hole Road.

Deep Hole Road is a fun string band with two couples: Sue & Phil Cassista and Sharon & Nick Pangaro. DHR has been exciting people in southern and central New Hampshire and Massachusetts with an eclectic mix of roots music ranging from bluegrass and old time to blues, Cajun and folk. The two fiddlers, Sharon and Sue, bring electricity to their music with beautiful harmonies and intertwined melodies. Both supplement their fiddling with other instruments, including bodhran, djembe, cajon, guitar and kazoo. Phil provides superb melodies and rhythm on guitar as well as his distinctive banjo pickin’ style. Nick entertains audiences with his wonderful performances on mandolins, bass, guitar and harmonica. Together, Nick and Phil demonstrate strong songwriting skills and the entire group comes together with beautiful vocal harmonies.

DHR has opened the Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival in Keene, been featured performers at several coffeehouses in Southern and Central NH, and opened for country/bluegrass legends Holly and Barry Tashian, and Sweet, Hot and Sassy. They have also performed at The Big E in Springfield, MA and various town celebrations such as Days On the Plains in Kingston, Nottingham Day, the Nashua Holiday Stroll and the Make Some Noise Series in Haverhill, MA.

The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter

12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH

Friday, April 6th

7:30 PM

Sign-up for performers starts at 6:30 PM.

Musicians, poets, families, performing art enthusiasts encouraged to attend. Bring a dessert. Coffee and tea will be provided. Donations gratefully accepted.

Tell a friend and see you on Friday, April 6th

For more information, e-mail or phone: 642-4648.





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