The Cranberry Coffeehouse 2018-2019 Second Half of the Season
January 19, 2019 – John Kirk and Trish Miller - As the winter wind begins to blow there is warmth to be found in a concert from John Kirk at the Cranberry Coffeehouse. John will appear with Trish Miller for this year’s show where lively fiddle tunes together with fancy footwork and folksongs are featured. Highlights of their program include John's fiddlin' and Trish's dynamic clog dancing. Their selections are traditional folksongs & fiddle tunes, originals, historical, sentimental & funny pieces. Some tunes are toe-tappin' barn-burners! Within the past year John has released several new recordings, so many of the songs and tunes for this concert are new for the Binghamton audience. Sing Out magazine said,"John Kirk is a fine player on all his instruments and he sings quite well. With such a widely varied repertoire, there's really something here for everyone. These folks are worth seeking out."
February 16, 2019 – Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan- Peggy Lynn, better known as "The First Lady of Adirondack Music", is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Her work has been featured at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and in 1996 Peggy was selected "Adirondack Woman Of The Year". Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Dan's recently released CD, "The Pieces of Our Life" original songs written with children, received a 1998 Parents Choice Approval Award. Dan's dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD "Your The One" released in October of 2000. Peggy and Dan Duggan also have a newly released CD "A Stitch in Time", songs celebrating the art and heritage of Quilting.
March 16, 2019 - Lisa Brigantino - Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic.Lisa’s latest solo CD “Wonder Wheel”, containing a mix of Folk, Rock, Blues, Americana, Old-Time and more, continues to receive international airplay and fantastic reviews, including a 5 star rating and “Pick Of The Week” from Indie Music Critic and Muzikreviews.com as well as numerous other publications, blogs and ezines. Muzikreviews.com says “Brigantino has been put on all kinds of “artist to watch” lists. You should do more than watch. You should listen and then re-listen and re-listen again. “Wonder Wheel” will touch you, entertain you, and refresh you.“Women of Substance Radio says “Lisa is one of the most versatile songwriters we’ve heard. She is a true artist who has mastered countless styles of writing, singing and performing. This New Yorker moves effortlessly from a sensitive acoustic ballad to an in-your-face bluesy romp without skipping a beat.” Lisa will perform with her sister Lori Brigantino, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. We, at the Cranberry, are fantastically lucky to have these two wonderful performers for what will prove to be a wonderful evening!
May 18, 2019 - Sally Rogers and Howie Bursenally Rogers performs an evening of traditional, contemporary and original ballads and song, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, wife, and mother. Throughout her concerts, she accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs without accompaniment in a voice that needs no further enhancement. Reviewers have described her voice in superlatives ranging from “remarkable” to "mesmerizing.” Much of the material performed by Sally includes compositions of her own; many are considered classics of the folk and popular genre. Howie Bursen is a world renowned banjo player and all around wonderful musician. His style is unique, creative, and nothing short of virtuosic. His background in folk music spans decades, is deep and expansive, and when combined with his warm, inviting performances makes for an evening that is an enjoyment on so many levels. The combination of these two wonderful musicians will make for a delightful evening of traditional and contemporary music.
Middle Set - The Cranberry Coffeehouse encourages all musicians, vocalists, story tellers, and dancers to share their talents in the middle set. Middle set performances are limited to 5 minutes