Saturday March 9, 2019
Edgewod, NM 87015
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Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse
Albuquerque Singer/Songwriter Peter Neils Headlines the
Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse on March 9th!
Jim Kono opens for Peter Neils!
Edgewood, February 25, 2019 – Make plans to attend Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse on Saturday, March 9th for a night filled with inspiring music by 2 talented local singer/songwriters. First up is Jim Kono, an Edgewood multi genre songwriter, followed by Headliner Peter Neils with his folk songs and stories!
Peter Neils grew up on the Hudson River in upstate New York. He has been writing and performing his music for over fifty years at coffeehouses, clubs, festivals and rallies throughout his native New England and his adopted home in the mountain states. He cut his folk-singing teeth with a group of friends performing to help raise money to build the historic Hudson River sloop Clearwater in the late sixties, and worked a hillside organic farm on the coast of Maine for 28 years prior to moving to New Mexico. His 2014 album Desert Dreams was recorded in Camden, Maine.
After a lifetime of performing his and other’s songs, folksinger Peter Neils has begun to reflect on a lifetime of song. The stories his songs tell, the reminiscences associated with the songs, the backstories about how he came to write or perform them form a mosaic of a life engaged in introspection and activism for environmental and social justice, a life of using music to touch others. His stories, as varied as the human experience, reach out to the commonality of our humanity, our individual vulnerability, and the strength we derive from sharing our deepest emotions.
Opening for Peter Neils is Jim Kono,from Edgewood, New Mexico (formerly Stewartstown, PA and Mosier, OR), a gutsy, truth-seeking, compassionate, singer-songwriter who reflects human joy and tragedy in his lyrics. Much of his folk, country, blues and soft-rock music is inspired by his work in the criminal justice system, the great outdoors, and being raised by hard-working farm/ranch people in Oregon. The influences of Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Eric Taylor, Alan Jackson, The Eagles, and Lucinda Williams are apparent throughout his songs.
In 2010, he wrote his first song "Poker Playing Fool," a tribute to his father, Frank B. Konopasek. He completed his first CD in 2014 entitled "Twisted Country People," and a number of original singles featured on his website and available on Amazon. He expects to release his second CD this Fall, working with producer Steve Goodie in Nashville.
The mission of the Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse is to provide the East Mountains with quality musical experiences in a family-style, listening-room environment. The events, along with snacks and beverages, are family friendly and free to the public. The House opens at 6 pm and the performance starts promptly at 6:30.
Held the second Saturday of each month, the events consist of an Opening Act and a Headliner except for two Open Mics per year. The CoffeeHouse hosts both professional and amateur musicians and performers of all ages. The response has been so positive that the event is already booked well into 2019.The Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse is always on the lookout for talented acts for both openers and headliners as well as offering opportunities for businesses and individuals to sponsor the events. For more information please contact 505-330-9398.
The CoffeeHouse is held once a month at the woodsEnd Church. It is located at 87 State Road 344, across the street and just north of the Walmart in Edgewood. To get directions or more information on this or future events, please visit ssccoffeehouse.org or email email@example.com.