A note from Bob Moore,
Poets, musicians, elves, hobbits, Santa’s helpers, merry women and men.
The weather outside is delightful (warm anyway), and the fire is somewhat frightful (when it gets too close to the garments one is wearing), and since we have a place to go, come on down to the First Friday Coffeehouse this Friday, December 2. We have poet Ed Pacht returning to do some contemporary reflections and hopefully something to put us in the holiday spirit. We also have the trio Sylvan Roots performing and it’s quite possible we’ll spice the music selections up with a holiday tune or two. There is a rumor that a surprise group will be showing up to do some additional holiday festivity type tunes. So, stay tuned.
On another note, some of you have been waiting (perhaps losing sleep or not losing sleep) for the latest edition of The Lit Fuuse. Well, the volume is here and I’ll have copies for those that may have an interest in such things this Friday. The contributing authors are welcome to a complimentary copy.
See below for more details regarding poet Ed Pacht, and Sylvan Roots:
About Ed Pacht:
We’re featuring a passionate poet, and steady patron of the First Friday Coffeehouse, Ed Pacht. Ed has an uncanny ability to write spontaneous poetry and capture a fellow performer “in the moment”, and then share it with the audience in the same evening. Ed is a minister, and a pacifist from the Rochester area. He recently offered new poems at a poetry event at the Exeter Town Hall for the first annual One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change. Ed shares his convictions to his grounded self in his poetry with flare, joy, intensity, and a deep love for life.
About Sylvan Roots:
The birth of Sylvan Roots was spawned by three guitarists that enjoy acoustic music. The style of each member of the band is varied and comes from a long performance and listening tradition. The music is driven by traditional folk, acoustic rock, protest-era songs of the 50’s and 60’s and also includes more contemporary sounds. The focus of Sylvan Roots music is the song. Some of our work is original but most of the music we do includes well-known and more obscure songs of the folk and blues tradition and includes influences as wide as Bill Staines, Woody Guthrie, Louis Armstrong, Nanci Griffith, Allison Krauss, Hank Williams, Greg Brown, and John Prine. Sylvan Roots is Neal Zweig, guitarist (accompaniment and solo work), Dick Kruppa, vocals, guitar, and banjo, and Bob Moore, vocals and guitar.
The First Friday Coffeehouse featuring Sylvan Roots & Ed Pacht
The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter
12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH
Friday, December 2nd
Sign-up for performers starts at 6:30 PM.
Musicians, poets, families, performing art enthusiasts encouraged to attend. Bring a dessert. Coffee and tea will be provided. Donations gratefully accepted.
Tell a friend and see you on Friday, December 2nd
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 642-4648.