The Pine Hill Boys and The Lied To's
January 13, 2018, 7:30pm
The Pine Hill Boys are a known and respected group in the regional acoustic music scene. Simple Gifts has long respected the playing and performances of local musician Bob Pope. With regards to this, they chose to give Bob's trio a feature spot for others to enjoy the experience. Bob plays lead guitar and sings lead for Monadnock Bluegrass Band, a Bluegrass Band that tours New England. Peter Cram, the group's Bass Player, is a member of The Concord Chorale, and slums with the group between Chorale gigs. The third member of the group, George Kelly, sings lead, plays hot licks, and harmonizes with the likes of Neil Young, Dolly Parton, and Ricky Skaggs--in his basement. Fun, uplifting, tap your toes music!
The Lied To's are Doug Kwartler and Susan Levine, two Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters with countless individual awards, performances, tours, song placements, and writing accolades between them. They joined musical forces in 2014, released their debut CD in February 2015, and have been playing together ever since.
Taking their name from the revered Everly Brothers song, "When Will I Be Loved," The Lied To's (Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler) collaborate to put the challenges of romantic relationships squarely under their musical microscope. The duo creates a formidable blend of folk, rock and country-tinged music with subject matter keenly focused on the negotiation of these relationships in the wake of difficult times and burdensome pasts. Their music caught the attention of Simple Gifts, and so.... For your listening pleasure!
"Susan Levine has a voice somewhere between Dolly Parton and Maria Muldaur - it carries an edgy passion with a wailing want my man quality." - The Noise
"Doug Kwartler has one of those John Mellencamp-ish, longing, honky-tonk voices that make women weak in the knees." - The Noise
Yes, you can Bring Your Own Beer and Wine to enjoy at the concerts. Beverages are allowed in the dining room and auditorium only. As always, there will be coffee, tea, and a variety of baked goods available.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show, $10 for children 13 and younger. Senior (65+)/Military discount available on request at the door.
For advance sales (excluding credit cards), call 603-320-7751 or look for our table at coffee hour after Sunday morning church service (cash or check).
You can buy tickets online. For credit card purchases, please use the Brown Paper Tickets link below if it's available. Brown Paper is a fair-trade ticketing company.
You can also buy regular tickets via PayPal below.
Brown Paper Tickets are allowed until the day before and PayPal sales until Noon on the day of the show. Tickets will be held in your name at the door.
The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm, seating is general admission.
Simple Gifts Coffee House is a non-profit volunteer run concert venue hosting regional and nationally known musical acts for over 25 years. We are long-time members of the Boston Area Coffee House Association (BACHA).
Third Thursday Open Mic at Simple Gifts!
Simple Gifts Coffee House hosts an Open Mic on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Come join host Bob Pope.
Photo Copyright 2013 Dan Tappan
Admission is $5 for all, including musicians. No need to register, but please read the Open Mic Guidelines.
Bob Pope sings and plays folk, bluegrass, and flamenco style acoustic guitar. Bob has been playing guitar for over 50 years and is currently a member of three bands: Monadnock Bluegrass, Folk River Run, and the Pine Hill Boys. He is host to a monthly Bluegrass jam and attends several open mic venues in the sourthern NH area. He is often accompanied by Lisa Greenleaf, his fiancée, and/or his daughter, Curran Pope-Konner.
We here at Simple Gifts have always enjoyed Bob's playing and are very pleased to have him as host and coordinator of our new Open Mic series. You will get to hear Bob play at these events so come on out and support Bob and all the other performers on the third Thursday of the month.
If you want to play, please read the Open Mic Guidelines.
Third Thursday Open Mic
September 21 - October 19 - November 16 - December 21 - January 18 - February 15 -March 15 - April 19 - May 17
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