CLUB SANDWICH

WEDNESDAYS + THURSDAYS:
GUEST PERFORMERS
+ SPECIAL EVENTS 2021

Select Wednesdays and Thursdays are reserved for guest performers at CLUB SANDWICH. John and his team have curated the best local and out of town singer-songwriters/troubadours to grace the CS stage. We know you'll love the lineup and hope you'll come out for names you may recognize and even give a chance to some you may not. Cover charges vary by performer.  Shows start at 7pm, with doors at 6:30. The pre-show is shown on our 6'x9' movie screen, where you can learn about other live entertainment in the Lakes Region. Room capacity is 40, so we recommend getting tickets early. We only have popcorn and water at the club, but you can bring in whatever you'd like.
Club Sandwich Covid Policy, September 2021: We have made the decision to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for the rest of our 2021 season in light of rising infection rates nationally and locally and in line with other venues and health advice. Masks will be optional but available at the door if you'd like one. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact amy@johndavidson.com.
[NOTE: There are sometimes no-shows at sold out shows, which leaves us with open seats, so you're welcome to show up right before showtime to see if we can fit you in. We'll do our best.]
Wednesday, July 7 - Tom Bartlett [TICKETS, $10]
Tom's a Singer/Songwriter from Moultonborough, NH. He was the Spotlight Artist on the NPR show "Art of the Song" with his song "You Can't Get There From Here ". (artofthesong.org) You can find more of his music at The Standing "O" Project. (standingoproject.com)
Thursday, July 8 - Cliff Eberhardt [TICKETS, $20]

"Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings.”

—Philly Rock Guide

Wednesday, July 14 - Cindy Duchin [TICKETS, $10]

Cindy writes songs from the heart, weaving together a tapestry of stories about family, folklore, heartbreak and adventure. She also covers a wide range of artists, choosing songs that are fun and familiar to many age groups. A friend once said, “When Cindy sings she shines.”

Thursday, July 15 - Brian Doser [TICKETS, $15]
Brian Doser is an amazing family music entertainer. His online morning concerts have been a massive international success. He's been performing as a solo act and part of the acclaimed songwriter collective End Construction for decades.
Wednesday, July 21 - Peter Mulvey [TICKETS, $25] SOLD OUT

Peter Mulvey is: Nineteen records, an illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, opening for luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, and Chuck Prophet, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals, hosting his own boutique festival (the Lamplighter Sessions, in Boston and Wisconsin).

Thursday, July 22 - Debra Cowan [TICKETS, $15]

Debra Cowan's wide range of material stems from serious traditional to contemporary bawdy. Usually presented along with informed and informative introduction, song after song flows in a rich quilt of melody. “Debra has a voice which beautifully combines Celtic and Appalachian sensibilities…deeply satisfying, lyrical and musically elegant.” -Roseanne Cash

Wednesday, July 28 - Katie O'Connell [TICKETS, $20] SOLD OUT
Katie is a singer, poet, yogi, and nature girl who is as happy to jam around a campfire as she is to be up on the stage. Katie grew up right here in little Sandwich, NH, singing her way through local musicals, at pubs in Ireland while living overseas, performing with the Lakes Region Music Festival, and recording and performing with her band The Starlight Honeys. Katie plays guitar, Irish penny whistle, and is known to bang on a hand drum, but her principal instrument has always been her voice, once described by a fan as "smooth dark chocolate," versatile enough to cover Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, Gillian Welch, and Bob Dylan all in one set, so come on out for an evening of your favorites. Katie will be joined with fellow Starlight Honeys buddy, Roger Sorlien.
 
Thursday, July 29 - Emerald Rae [TICKETS, $25]
Emerald Rae brings the duo of strings and song to a new plateau with mesmerizing dexterity. Hailing from the historic fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished folk traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with inventive fiddle effects.
 
Wednesday, August 4 - Carolyn Waters [TICKETS, $18]
Carolyn Waters is a singer/songwriter who fuses blues/roots/folk into powerful and unique performances. "Carolyn Waters is a force of nature.  Some people are simply created to sing and bless those who listen, Carolyn is one of those people".  -Rev. Robert Jones, Sr., Acclaimed Blues/Roots Musician/Blues Historian 
Thursday, August 5 - Scott Wakefield [TICKETS, $20] SOLD OUT
Scott's songwriting has been described by the Chicago Tribune as “James Taylor meets Lyle Lovett meets David Letterman…a wonderful blend of humor and humility.” From Broadway to Branson, Scott has shared his eclectic mix of tuneful observations ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. Hailed as a masterful entertainer by the NY Critics Circle, an evening with Scott “leaves the audience moved and changed in unexpectedly surprising and enjoyable ways.”
Wednesday, August 11 - Jim Trick [TICKETS, $10]
Imagine an experience where an entire audience feels like they are connected to a conversation; whether thru his music or his words, Jim brings a real life perspective, with an engaging and entertaining presence to the room. Joyful, sincere and magnetic are just a few of the words to describe Jim Trick.
Wednesday, August 18 - Andriana Gnap [TICKETS, $10] SOLD OUT
Andriana has appeared at the Lunaria Jazz Club in Los Angeles, the Lyric West Theatre in Boston, the Toronto Ukrainian Festival, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival with Kate Burton and Broadway director Roger Rees. Now a resident of NH, you may have heard her compelling voice (in English and Ukrainian) at the Cold River Radio Show, opening for Jonathan Edwards with her Family Trio Heavenstar. With fiddle and ukulele, Andriana will present original folk songs and country cover tunes with dynamic songwriter Doug Hazard on guitar, vocals, and mandolin.
 
Thursday, August 19 - Raymond Gonzalez [TICKETS, $20]
Raymond Gonzalez is a composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist. "It's hard to say which is better, his way with a six string or his way with a pen.” -Neil Fagen, Performing Songwriter Magazine
Thursday, September 2 - Will Dailey [TICKETS, $20]
Will Dailey has shared the stage with Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, Kay Hanley, G Love, Steve Earle, and Tanya Donelly. Featured on a Stephen King/John Mellencamp project produced by T Bone Burnett called Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County and, in that same year, also released an original song he wrote inspired by Jack Kerouac's Tristessa. Dailey has played at Farm Aid four times alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp. “His songwriting is just incredible and it’s had a real impact on me.” -Eddie Vedder
Thursday, September 9 - Green Heron [TICKETS, $15] SOLD OUT
The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing stages together since 2016. With three albums under their belt, the two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy live performances.
Wednesday, September 15 - Sam Tracy [TICKETS, $20]
Sam Tracy has been performing on stage since she was 13 years old. As a self-taught picker, Sam plays a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, and the occasional mandolin! She performs both solo and with her band, The Starlight Honeys. For this show, Sam will be joined by Starlight Honeys bandmate Roger Sorlien. Sam has opened for the Honey Dewdrops, Joe K. Walsh, and Antje Duvekot, and has performed at the Stone Mountain Arts Center accompanied by the IBMA award-winning Gibson Brothers.
Thursday, September 23 - Claudia Schmidt [TICKETS, $20]
Claudia Schmidt has been weaving her musical magic for almost 50 years. She knows her way around a 12 string guitar and brings the lap dulcimer to a whole new level of complexity. Add in her multi-octave voice, her love of poetry and storytelling, and and the fun never ends. During her era of performance on A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor once introduced her by saying, "When Claudia sings a song, it stays sung."
Thursday, September 30 - Jackie and Gary: Singing The Good Old Songs Again [TICKETS, $20]
Jackie Davidson (original member of the famed Grammy award winning ‘The New Christy Minstrels’) and Gary Brandt (popular folk performer and accomplished songwriter) bring their energetic show ‘SINGING THE GOOD OLD SONGS AGAIN’ to Club Sandwich. Since 2009, Jackie and Gary have been continuing the rich tradition of American Folk Music across the country. Come join us for a memorable evening of songs, stories, laughter and fun!!
Thursday, October 7 - Vance Gilbert [TICKETS, $20] SOLD OUT
“If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As the above quote from Richmond Magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand.
Wednesday, October 13 - Katie O'Connell [TICKETS, $20] SOLD OUT
SECOND SHOW! Katie is a singer, poet, yogi, and nature girl who is as happy to jam around a campfire as she is to be up on the stage. Katie grew up right here in little Sandwich, NH, singing her way through local musicals, at pubs in Ireland while living overseas, performing with the Lakes Region Music Festival, and recording and performing with her band The Starlight Honeys. Katie plays guitar, Irish penny whistle, and is known to bang on a hand drum, but her principal instrument has always been her voice, once described by a fan as "smooth dark chocolate," versatile enough to cover Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, Gillian Welch, and Bob Dylan all in one set, so come on out for an evening of your favorites. Katie will be joined with fellow Starlight Honeys buddy, Roger Sorlien.
Thursday, October 14 - Jon Svetkey [TICKETS, $10]
Jon’s songs are a trip through the Americana landscape expressing the joys, hopes, sorrows and wonders of growing older. His longtime band, The Loomers, has performed at esteemed venues — including Fenway Park and The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame — and as the backing band for Don White, Ellis Paul, and John Mellencamp among others.
Wednesday, October 20 - Doug Hazard [TICKETS, $20]
Doug Hazard, known as The Dangerous Folksinger, began writing songs in high school, and sold a few of them to publishers in New York and filmmakers. In the years since (quite a few of them!) he's continued to write songs and develop his skill at performing them. He's recorded four albums of original songs, plus several albums performing with different groups, which also include his originals. In addition to his own wide repertoire, Doug is sought after as an accompanist on guitar and mandolin, and plays currently in two groups: The Sandwich Rangers and The Starlight Honeys
Thursday, October 21 - Jim Infantino [TICKETS, $15]
Jim's songs open a window onto character-based stories that make you smile, laugh, sigh, or cry. He writes with clarity and wit, and his performances are unforgettable. His band Jim's Big Ego has been featured on All Things Considered and has toured through the US and the UK. With or without the band, the songs will stay with you and bring a smile to your face.
 
Thursday, October 28 - An Evening With America’s Master Mentalist Jon Stetson [TICKETS, $25] SOLD OUT

Jon Stetson was the inspiration for the CBS hit television series “The Mentalist”. Stetson blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, Imaginations are wowed, stretched and captured, as thoughts are revealed and minds are being read, with Jon's intriguing games of mind to mind contact. The Stetson Experience is intelligent, interactive, sophisticated fun. Along with hundreds of corporate, casino, and celebrity appearances, Jon has performed for five U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks.

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