Feature Performers


November 2014

Country Crow & the Possum Buddies

Local singer / songwriter Gregory Gage is joined by Carl Beverly, Elizabeth Kantz, Dave Wilkinson and Kristine Roberts. The five member band honors the country blues, folk and Americana traditions featuring vocals with guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and fiddle.

October 2014

Zak Trojano

New Hampshire native Zak Trojano has been performing, recording and writing music professionally for the past ten years. Formally trained, Trojano describes himself as a country boy-academic whose passion is writing songs. Audiences are drawn to his voice, his emotionally complex songs and intricate finger style technique. Trojano also plays with the band Rusty Belle, based in Amherst, MA. His CD “Two Lines” was released in 2011 and “Yesterday’s Sun” was released the winter 2014-5.
Zak Trojano’s website is www.zaktrojano.com.

September 2014
Beverly Rush
 One of New England’s premier folk singer/songwriters, Beverly delights audiences with her well-crafted songs of humor and heart. She has been called a “song poet” singer and storyteller that recalls the spirit of Emily Dickenson. Beverly is also a Certified Music Practitioner whose radiant voice nourishes clients in health care settings as well as folk audiences.
August 2014

Sylvan Roots

The acoustic trio, known throughout New England for their musicianship, boasts performers who are members of the New England Foundation for the Arts and have opened for well-known artists including: Leo Kottke, Jonathan Edwards, David Olney, the Beach Boys and the Lettermen. Preserving and presenting authentic American Roots music, Sylvan Roots enhances their performance with original instrumentals and vocals along with artistically arranged interpretations of American standards and contemporary folk songs.

Comprised of Bob Moore – finger style rhythm guitar, and vocals; Dick Kruppa – rhythm guitar, 5-string banjo, baritone ukulele, percussion and vocals; and Neal Zweig – lead guitar, all have extensive performance experience throughout New England including the coffeehouse and gallery scene.

July 2014

Sferes & White

Jimmy Sferes and Jennifer White have discovered an uncommon synergy, blending clear and luscious harmonies with complex and imaginative guitar playing. Their performances feature an eclectic and soulful combination of blues, roots and rock. Their song “Small Stuff” won an Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest, and their CD “The View From Here” received enthusiastic reviews.
Photo by Tim Van Schmidt                                www.sferesandwhite.com/songs

June 2014

Carl Beverly

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Carl Beverly has written his own material since the ‘70s and has been perfecting his finger picking style for the past ten years. He and his wife, Carolyn, host the monthly Brook House Songwriters’ Circle in Warner.
Whether he’s singing a catchy tune about never growing up or a moving song of a forgotten soldier, Carl’s songs reflect his distinctive style. Carolyn lends backup vocals, and together they produce a sweet sound that wraps around the audience, carrying you wherever they want to take you. A mechanical engineer by profession, Carl is a frequent performer at area coffee houses, open mics and assisted living homes. His first recording, “Going Home,” is in production and will be available later this year. http://www.reverbnation.com/carlbeverly/songs

May 2014

Doug Danforth

Guitarist Doug Danforth from Exeter is Spireside’s featured performer in May. Old English folk songs and ballads are his specialty. His acoustic guitar and vocal stylings have been influenced by traditional folk music as well as his classical guitar background. Danforth’s singing reflects his participation in Amare Cantare, a small auditioned chamber chorus that strives for musical excellence and often performs a cappella. Among other places, he has performed at RiverWoods in Exeter.

April 2014

Bible Hill Boys

The Bible Hill Boys, Chris O’Connor and Mike Bradley, are a folksinger/songwriter duo from Hillsborough, NH. They write and perform humorous songs, political songs, love songs and songs about just about anything else that enters their minds! Their lyrics, camaraderie and easy style make them a favorite with area audiences. http://www.reverbnation.com/thebiblehillboys

March 2014

Bradford Bog People

The Bradford Bog People (Beth EldridgeWoody Pringle of Bradford, NH) present lively foot stomping traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains on banjo, fiddle and guitar. Their most recent CD “Fully Peated” is aired on many radio stations and described by the Oldtime Herald Magazine as “Beautiful Music.”


February 2014

Cindi Meehan

Cindi Meehan, a talented, self taught musician, has been performing in New England, sharing her extraordinary vocal range and spirit-felt lyrics as well as her unique guitar and piano skills with audiences for several years.

Cindi has recorded two CDs and has performed at a wide variety of venues, receiving rave reviews. Her reputation as a seasoned musician has earned her the term of endearment, “Song Bird,” and her audience often describes her voice as “Angelic.”

January 2014
Neptune’s Car
Neptune’s Car, an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, contemporary folk music.Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes have become known for their intimate performance style, carefully crafted lyrics, generous harmony singing, and exceptional guitar picking. The duo has recorded two CDs which can be previewed at www.neptunescar.com