First Friday Coffeehouse 8/5/11

                                               Sculpture/ Howard Schwartz

A note from Bob Moore.

Poets, guitarists, beach-goers, surfers, mountaineers able to come down from the mountain and spend an evening in the flatland:

As in July, we have two featured performers for this Friday’s coffeehouse. Tito Mambo is a roots musician who loves the rock and roll era of the 60’s an early 70’s. He also likes to write tunes with his wife Carol, and is anenigmatic performer. He encourages audiences to sing (even if you don’t know the words), and you might even be tempted to get up and dance. Jon Godfrey was scheduled to perform last month but was unable to get his guitar out of the repair shop, so we’ve invited him to perform in one of the feature spots this month. More on Tito and Jon below:

Tito Mambo has been a regular at the First Friday Coffeehouse. He’s changed his sound recently from acoustic to electric, and performs retro-rock songs reminiscent of the Animals, The Turtles, and old rock and roll classics like “We Got to Get out of this Place”. Tito also co-writes with his wife Carol and he performs their songs in his famous energetic style. Tito is a force to be reckoned with.

Jon Godfrey is a guitarist, singer from Candia, NH. He has a knack for performing songs of the 70’s the 80’s and 90’s in an acoustic delivery that is true to the original work. He performs songs by John Gorka, DannyO’Keefe, and other artists that take you back to a time when they were first hitting the pop charts. Jon is the director of the Candia Public Library. Because he’s enjoyed coming to the First Friday Coffeehouse, he’s worked out a deal in his work schedule to actually manage coming to Exeter on Friday’s even though he may have been originally scheduled to work on Fridays. That is what one calls a commitment to craft. Jon is a pleasure to listen to. I hope you can check out his sound.

The coffeehouse begins at 7:30 PM.

Sign-up for the open-mike begins at 6:30 PM. Open-mike starts at 8:30 PM.

Tell a friend, bring a dessert and we’ll see you this Friday, August 5.

The First Friday Coffeehouse featuring retro-rocker Tito Mambo and singer, guitarist Jon Godfrey performing at The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter.

12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH

Friday, August 5th

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 gratefullyaccepted. Tell a friend and see you on Friday, August 5th

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

First Friday Coffeehouse May 7th,2010

First Friday Coffeehouse dwellers, and those that have been interested in


Next Friday, we’ll be featuring the talented Lucie Therrien accompanied by

local favorite Neal Zweig. The evening should prove to be an evening full

of smiles. See more below for a background on Lucie and Neal.

First Friday Coffeehouse, Friday, May 7th featuring Lucie Therrien and Neal


The First Friday Coffeehouse will feature

singer/musician/teacher/multi-linguist Lucie Therrien, accompanied by

guitarist Neal Zweig. Lucie is a French folk singer that presents French

Canadian music with a flare and joy that is infectious and uplifting. Lucie

is a singer, a poet, and has a number of CD recordings of her songs in

French and English. Lucie also immerses herself in the folk and blues

traditions and will be presenting samples of these genres as well. Neal

Zweig has been playing and recording acoustic and electric lead and accent

guitar with performers for 11 years throughout New England. Neal has

established himself as a prominent performing and session recording artist

who adds an unusual creative and heartfelt style of extemporaneous lead

guitar to the sounds of almost a dozen varied artists. Lucie and Neal’s

performance begins at 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall, 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH.

The open-mike portion of the coffeehouse begins at 8:30 PM. Sign-up for the

coffeehouse begins at 6:30 PM.

To learn more about Lucie, please visit