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 Open Tuesdays
June 11 - September 24, 2019
 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

On the Rochester Common - Rochester, New Hampshire


Meet the Entertainers

August 7
Chris George

 Drawn to music from childhood, Chris was involved in music groups in his early years of teaching high school in New Hampshire.  Bands that he wrote for and performed in included “Staving Chain”, “The Stutter Brothers”, and “Conniption Fit and the Flying Fan Modules.”  The past seven years have included a full immersion into his musical passion.  He lives in Portsmouth, NH and is a member of “Rock My Soul”, the New England gospel group.  He also plays guitar and sings in a variety of organized and less organized gatherings of musicians.   His most recent work includes the release of the CD,  “Down From the Mountains.”

                                                                                        August 14​​

                                                       A Rose and Two Thorns​​

        From (l-R) Bob Clement is on Bass; Ann French plays guitar and vocals; Al Brock plays the Mandolin and vocals. This trio got together in 2017, just to have a good time. They all play in other bands and all three have been playing since childhood. Always a good time. A little country, a little bluegrass, a little roots. They play from their hearts. C'mon down and enjoy whatever they are offering today.

August 21
PaPa Joe Gaudet

In the tradition of the itinerant storyteller, Papa Joe travels the continent collecting tales and inviting folks of all ages to Step into a Story. From Cow Head, Newfoundland to Austin, Texas; from the beaches in Florida to the mountains in Washington State. What makes him so special? His love of good stories? His passion for telling? His devotion to his audiences? This Master Storyteller designs shows to meet your needs, and it’s the audience that leaves feeling special. They experience stories with the opportunity to share with the group.
Internationally Recognized Mastery: Interactive Folk Storytelling.
Over 6000 performances – hundreds of workshops
Don’t let your kids, big or small, miss this show. You’ll talk about him for days!
PaPa Joe is sweet, kind, funny, talented, a weaver of captivating tales and a  Pied Piper with his melodious flute.

Author of For A Wish, The Ghost & the Apple Sauce, Jack Frost, Keenwitted Orphan, New Pots From Old, Poccamandas, Three Hairs, Too Much Christmas Pudding, Brave Little Samantha.
“It was far more than we had hoped for. We were very impressed that you could entertain the children and still maintain control. The children were captivated and talked about Papa Joe for days. Without costumes, props or puppets he managed to hold the children mesmerized! His expressions and voice changes as well as his ability to get the children to interact with him were incredible. His performances lasted 45 minutes and even the youngest of our children were held spellbound by him. For days after his visit you could hear the children singing his songs and reciting bits and pieces of the stories he told.” — Alison Bourdelais, Merrimack Valley Montessori Pelham, NH

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Luke DeRoy Trio

Born and raised in snowy New England, DeRoy sings and writes songs on his D’Angelico guitar that manifest his desire to inspire emotional justice and self-compassion.

DeRoy studied at Berklee College of Music after finding his love of jazz music at community college in Holyoke, MA. Upon returning home to Amherst, MA, he met drummer/vocalist Ian Haas at an open mic, and there their vocal and rhythmic identities were able to bloom together. DeRoy slept on Haas’s couch while the two of them arranged his acoustic pieces for a live band and began performing around the Northeast.

DeRoy is currently releasing singles toward a Miami based production of an intricate soul-folk tapestry that will be his debut album. The first single, “Love Me”, was released April 1st, and can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.