February 5, 2022: Chuck Hall and Kev G. Moore Return to Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s Hybrid Concert 7:30pm

Chuck Hall has been a part of the New England folk and songwriting community since the mid-1980s, and a frequent guest at the Linden Tree. His newest album is called “ONE TREE.” It’s an album that features some of his oldest songs and some of his newest, with fresh instrumentation and orchestrations, composed and produced by Chuck in a single basement studio during the era of isolation brought on by the pandemic.

Chuck has been a resident of the Cape Ann community since 1984. He grew up on Cade Cod, and his English teacher mother and broadcaster father gave him a love for poetry, especially the poetry of the sea. And as he found his voice as a songwriter, the themes of home, God and community emerged in a profound way, and emerge once again on “One Tree.”

Some of Chuck’s songs have become a part of the musical atmosphere in New England and beyond over the years, from “Angels”, “Love Comes To the Simple Heart”, “Raining in Boston” and others, and his became a very recognizable voice in the community both as a broadcaster and performer. His songs have been recorded and performed by many artists, including Susie Burke (“Angels”), Dean Stevens (“Love Comes To The Simple Heart”) and Jack Hardy (“The Dollmaker’s Secret.”) In the 1990’s, Chuck was a popular folk DJ on WUMB-FM in Boston, and in 2008 he won the Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition.

In his touring days, Chuck traveled extensively along the East Coast, from his home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Miami, and played extensively in places like St. Augustine and Norfolk, Virginia. In more recent years, his travels have taken him to Atlantic Canada, where he has collected and written many songs based on the history and stories found there. hallfolk.com.

Kev G Mor is a Wakefield native singer-songwriter, who began his career as a teenager at the Linden Tree open mic in the mid-’80s after walking by the open doors and being welcomed inside. After a time in Alaska, he moved back to his hometown and began performing at area coffeehouses and subway stations releasing several CDs.  When invited to perform at the House of Blues, the capacity crowd demanded an encore.   In 2020, Kev released his album, “Live at Linden Tree” which can be found on all streaming platforms. During the pandemic, many of  Kevin’s amazing songs and great guitar playing were seen on Zoom and Youtube.  His song A  Church Without a Steeple is an ode to The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and was made into a video with photos by Bob Tanner showing many of Linden Tree’s performers over the past 36 years.

 Today, closing on 50 years, Kev is a neurodivergent creative who uses visual art, music, training, and experience to advocate for mental health awareness.  Kev uses music and art in service of several non-profit organizations including, Tunefoolery.org, performing regularly at Boston’s public shelters & psychiatric units.  Kev also collaborates with the organization The Neurodivergence Gallery, a traveling art gallery representing the world from neurodiverse perspectives. It is meant to bring uplifting and engaging conversations about mental health to community hubs. 

Please donate to the Linden Tree performers. With few in-person gigs, performers still need to pay rent and other living expenses.  Our suggested donation is $20.  Please donate whatever you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. Thank you.

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, with thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading.  

To view shows on line click either of the following links:
https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXHe7R2L88J1U7U3RtlitA

Note our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

For more information about the Linden Tree Coffeehouse check our Facebook and webpages: LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org. or call 781-246-2836.

January 8, 2022: Cliff Eberhardt  and Louise Mosrie Livestream 7:30 p.m.

ARTIST PHOTO

Cliff Eberhard, an American folk singer-songwriter, is a founding member of the Fast Folk Music Cooperative in New York City. He joined Red House Records in 1997 and has recorded ten albums for the label. His 2009 “500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions” showcases powerful originals and unique covers and a reworking of his hit, “The Long Road,” a song more poignant after his two decades of touring and recording.

In 2019, Cliff reunited with old songwriting pals, John Gorka, Christine Lavin, Cheryl Wheeler and Patty Larkin to tour nationally again as On A Winter’s Night – five great writers in the round. The pandemic interrupted the tour, but it is scheduled to begin again in 2022.

In 2021, he released a new album of original songs, “Knew Things”, to critical acclaim and widespread Folk and Public radio airplay. The single “All the Things I Left Behind” and “Room in the City” are stand-out tracks.

Cliff”s songs have been recorded by many folks including Richie Havens, Buffy Sainte Marie, and Shawn Colvin. The New York Post says, “Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show.” http://www.cliffeberhardt.net.

Growing up riding horses and writing poetry on a cattle farm, Louise Mosrie began writing pop and folk songs after college. With a move to Nashville in 2004, she began co-writing with country, bluegrass, and folk artists which led to her 2008 album “Home” filled with stories and songs about southern life.

In 2014, Louise recorded ten songs of love, loss, and surrender in her album, “Lay It Down.” Collaborating with Cliff Eberhardt, the album was released to critical praise and made several top 10 lists in folk radio. She is currently working on a new album expected to be released in 2022. “Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.” – Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago.

Louise is an award-winning songwriter earning top awards at Kerrville Folk, Telluride Bluegrass, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals. http://www.louisemosrie.com

As Covid restrictions ease, Louise and Cliff have begun touring again up and down the East Coast and Texas. We are fortunate to have them opening up the Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s 2022 season.

Please donate to the Linden Tree performers. With few in-person gigs, performers still need to pay rent and other living expenses. Our suggested donation is $20. Please donate whatever you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. Thank you.

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates in part to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading.

To view any of our shows, visit our website: http://www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org, then choose YouTube or Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXHe7R2L88J1U7U3RtlitA

November 6, 2021: Janet Feld and Esther Friedman 7:30 p.m. Hybrid Live-Streaming on YouTube and Facebook

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse will continue its 37th season of acoustic music with its new hybrid format featuring two of our New England favorites: Janet Feld and Esther Friedman. With current Covid restrictions, concerts cannot be held at the UU Church. A limited number of vaccinated audience who register can be seated in our alternative location. Live Streaming will continue on Linden Tree’s Facebook and Youtube channels.

Janet Feld is a performing songwriter appearing at folk festivals and coffeehouses nationally and internationally since the mid-80s. She has released 5 CDs, the latest one, Messy Beauty, was released in November of 2019, just before the world exploded. Janet is also the Founder and Chief Music Officer at Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons For Humanoids, Inc., offering lessons and classes to people of all ages. Her goal is to help people experience the fact that you don’t have to be from the “special talented planet” in order to play music.

Esther Friedman is a Boston-based acoustic singer & songwriter. She started writing songs in the mid-nineties after moving to the area from Cleveland, for Lesley University’s Expressive Art Therapy, Master’s Degree program. Inspired by buskers who braved street corners and t-stops she started writing and performing. In 1998, a compilation called Respond picked up her song Moon Over The Water. The compilation, and her song, received accolades from Billboard Magazine. Encouraged, she recorded her first CD, Eve’s Lament, with producer John Sonntag of Thunder Pumpkin Records in 1999. In 2016, she completed a second record, a concept album called Cult Confessions, with Producer, Doug Kwartler, Hollow Body Studio, her original soundtrack to a true story about a cultic misadventure. Today, she provides therapy via a private practice, counseling those in recovery from trauma, while performing and songwriting as much as humanly possible.

We hope that those watching will donate to the Linden Tree performers. When not able to get to live gigs, performers still need to pay rent and their other living expenses. Our usual at-the-door admission is $20 pp thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading. Enjoy the show and pay what you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880 Thank you.

To view any of our shows go to http://www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org, then chose Youtube or Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXHe7R2L88J1U7U3RtlitA
Note our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on youtube and our facebook page.

For more information about the Linden Tree Coffeehouse check our Facebook page or call 781-246-2836.

October 9, 2021: Alastair Moock 7:30 p.m. Streaming on YouTube and Facebook

Photo of Alastair Moock

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse along with the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse will continue its 37th season of acoustic music concerts with a new hybrid format featuring singer-songwriter Alastair Moock. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.”

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock has made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival. When Moock’s twins were born in 2006, he turned his focus to children’s music, releasing five award-winning albums for kids and families, including a 2013 Grammy Nomination, three Parents’ Choice Gold Medals, and ASCAP’s coveted Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award.

In 2016, Moock returned to ‘grownup music,’ releasing a new self-titled album produced by Mark Erelli with the end result of eleven shimmering new tracks that evoke a wide breadth of American musical textures – early Nashville, country blues, Western swing, a tinge of gospel – but, most of all, the kind of intimate storyteller’s approach at which Moock excels. On the album’s release, Rich Warren of the nationally syndicated Midnight Special proclaimed, “Moock reemerges as the best new, old singer-songwriter on the scene.”

In his own words, Alastair is now “firing on all cylinders,” performing shows for adults, kids, and everyone in between. Like the folk and blues heroes to whom he often pays tribute in his shows – Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger – Moock makes little distinction between his audiences: “Music is music, people are people. I just want to tell stories.”

Due to Covid restrictions, a limited number of interested folks will be invited to be part of the in-person audience.  Viewers can turn in to watch on Linden Tree’s shows with easy clicks to the concerts found on our webpage for Youtube and Facebook.

To view the show:

https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXHe7R2L88J1U7U3RtlitA

We hope that those watching will donate to the Linden Tree performers. When not able to get to live gigs, they still need to pay rent and their other living expenses.  Our usual at-the-door admission is $20 pp thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading.   Note our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on youtube and our Facebook page. Enjoy the show and pay what you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880  Thank you.

For more information about the Linden Tree Coffeehouse check out our Facebook page or call 781-246-2836.

September 18, 2021: Claudia Nygaard 7:30 p.m. Streaming on YouTube and Facebook

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse announces the 2021 fall concerts of its 37th season.  We were hoping that live in-person shows would resume this fall, but unfortunately, we will be streaming our first show and then moving to a hybrid show with Covid rates determining the number of vaccinated folks who can attend in person.  The Ivy Chord Coffeehouse is again co-sponsoring this season’s online concerts.

Nashville’s Claudia Nygaard will launch the series on Sat. Sept.18th at 7:30 pm. Audiences loved her singing, songs, and fun personality when she appeared on our stage a few years ago.  Since then Claudia’s recent CD, LUCKY GIRL” has been one of the top Albums of the Year for Folk Alliance International Radio. Sing Out Magazine says, “Songs that rival the likes of Guy Clark and Ian Tyson.”

With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.

Claudia tours tirelessly and has torn up the highways of all 50 states and performed in 9 foreign countries. She has appeared at over 200 fairs & festivals, including numerous times at the Kerrville Folk Festival. She has also been an emerging artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York. Claudia’s music straddles the fence between country and folk.

Viewers can turn in to watch on Linden Tree’s shows with easy clicks to the concerts:

Youtube:    https://youtu.be/HJ1Y7qg8zUg:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos

We hope that those watching will donate to the Linden Tree performers. When not able to get to live gigs, they still need to pay rent and their other living expenses.  Our usual at-the-door admission is $20 pp thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse. Our previous streaming shows are still available on our website and youtube.  Enjoy the show and pay what you are able. There will be a link to PayPal for Linden Tree when the concert airs and checks can be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. Thank you!

Other Linden Tree shows this fall featuring New England Fan Favorites:

Oct. 9:  Hybrid:  Alastair Moock

Nov. 6: Hybrid: Janet Feld & Esther Friedman

Dec. 11: Hybrid: Bill Staines with Mark B. Evans opening.

For more information:  lindentree85@comcast.net  781-246-2836