Welcome to the Blue Moon Coffeehouse~



The Bluemoon Coffeehouse takes place under the twinkling blue lights at the parish hall of the Channing Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockland, Ma.  We have monthly shows, September through May.  Each show features a band and an open mic.  We also have Equal Exchange coffee and homemade snacks.  The atmosphere feels like...  enjoying good music with good friends.



Saturday, October 14th: Octopladd



Bluegrass Today calls Octopladd "remarkably talented young pickers" and Joe Walsh hails them as "four of the most exiciting instrumental voices now emerging in the acoustic string world band, a collection of monstrous young talent united in their mastery of their craft and their commitment to their improvisatory moment." OctoPladd is a band that plays music. Their music is melodious and heartfelt while also funky and occasionally goofy, not unlike their name (a complicated story they’d have to tell you in person). United by their roots in bluegrass, they draw on myriad influences to produce Appalachian melodies tempered with chromaticism and groove. The quartet combines the sweeping lines of Julian Pinelli’s violin with the snap and groove of mandolinist Ethan Setiawan. Sam Leslie adds tasteful guitar sauce, supported by the powerhouse Noah Harrington on bass. They met in Boston’s thriving roots music scene and their hope is to create music with an electric edge to its acousticality. 

Open Mic Information

We love the open mic!   It's a great place to hear some new talent and to enjoy a variety of musical styles and approaches.  The open mic takes place between the bands two sets.  We usually have 10 slots available, 5 before the midway break/raffle and 5 after.   If the open mic fills (all ten slots are full or nearly so), we have each performer do one song.  If the open mic is "light," performers can do two.  If you want to perform, just put your name on the sign up sheet at the entryway table.    



Previous Shows

Mile Twelve
PossumHaw
Twisted Pine
Cat and the Moon
Five in the Chamber
Local Freight
Jake Hill
The Nameless Trio
The Lonely Heartstring Band
Bill Motte
Christa Gniadek
Riley Coyote
Cricket Tell the Weather
Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway
Cricket Tell the Weather
Molly Tuttle and John Mailander
Grace and the RSO
Outrageous Fortune
Four Bridges
The Jethros
Matt Miklus and Friends
Acousticana
                                  
The Lyndsays                         
Guys and Dahl              
Railroad House                 
Jake Hill
Blue Around the Edges
 

Toast and Jam                     
Cold Chocolate                    
Jo Henley  
Tiffany Rozenas
Lonesome Jukebox
Three Tall Pines  

Chasing Blue                         
Tripping Lily

The Wilbas                            
The Sue Rocha Trio
Crabgrass                             
Mary Traynor and Friends
Wide Open Spaces
The Hi-Tone Ramblers

Hours:  Begins at 7:30
Tickets:  $10 at the door.
Children Under 12 are free.
 
Call 781-760-5325 for details.
or 781-878-0650 the night of the show.
Channing Unitarian Universalist Church
45 Webster Street,
 Rockland, Ma 02370



Upcoming Shows: Friday, November 10

A Special Friday Night Show 
with Pretty Saro 



An acoustic roots quartet from Boston, MA, fusing traditional styles, such as bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, with modern ideas from genres including jazz, funk, & Latin music, Pretty Saro is making a big splash in the Boston music scene. Their song, Bob Dylan, has over 636,000 views on Youtube. With upcoming shows at Club Passim and the Freshgrass Festival, this is a band you won't want to miss! 

Our Thanks Go Out To...



Charles Berthoud for an incredible night of solo bass! 



THE BLUE MOON MANDALA 
Thanks to Bette Chew for this amazing picture
of the blue lights at the Blue Moon!



 
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Cheryl Gardner,
Sep 12, 2012, 6:37 AM
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