Music on the Delaware is pleased to open its 2021-22 Coffeehouse at the Theatre season on September 19, 2021, with a live concert on the parlor floor of the Walton Theatre (Walton, NY) starting at 6:00 p.m. The concert will feature soprano Lauren Jelencovich in a performance quite different from her Main Stage concert taking place the previous evening.
Lauren will perform songs with voice, guitar, and piano. The program will include some originals that she has written, which she does not get to play for audiences very often. She will also perform a few cover songs (popular and classic) that will be reimagined in the style of folksinger/songwriter.
She says about this concert: “It came to a point where as an artist, I really felt like there were things I wanted to say melodically and lyrically and I didn't know where to start. I decided to pick up the guitar and watched some videos on YouTube. I started to collaborate with a couple of my best friends and encourage one another to stick with it and write what we felt. And here I am! I loved listening to artists like Eva Cassidy, Brandi Carlile, and Joni Mitchell. I always felt like their songs moved me and I wanted to try!”
What is a coffeehouse?
The Coffeehouse Program
Music on the Delaware (MOD) initiated our Coffeehouse program in the fall of 2009. This program complements our main stage concert season at the Walton Theatre. The Coffeehouse events take place on the second floor of the Walton Theatre in a small intimate setting on the third Sunday of every month from September through May (except December). Our focus in these programs is to highlight local and regional musicians playing a variety of types of music such as traditional, classical, jazz, folk, and includes singer/songwriters. The events are free to the public, but donations are welcomed by MOD to help support operating costs. The site is excellent for acoustic music with only minor amplification needed for balance and voice. Volunteers provide desserts and coffee. Attendees come and go as they wish.
During the pandemic of 2020 through spring of 2021, our Coffeehouse program went virtual. We will retain our virtual outreach to complement our in-person programs starting in September of 2021. On a more limited basis, we plan to include additional, occasional, virtual-only programs to attract musicians from far away.
We hope to see and welcome many of you at our Coffeehouse events
Upcoming Coffeehouse concerts
October 3, 2021
John Kirk & Trish Miller
John and Trish present fiery fiddle tunes and folksongs on fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar, often enhanced by Trish’s clogging. (See www.waltontheatre.org for zoom access number.)
October 17, 2021
John Potaknic & Tom White
John and Tom, from Otsego County and Schoharie County respectively, perform a mostly original, instrumental concert on a variety of instruments highlighting fiddle tunes written about people, places and critters from their local area.
November 21, 2021
John plays solo piano arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as his own compositions.
January 16, 2022
Bea Summers & Barb Acker
The B’s perform classic country, country rock, folk and original music with lovely harmonies
February 20, 2022
Randy sings his own works, a mix of country, folk or bluegrass, rockabilly, and blues, stories of love, murder, and wild times.
March 20, 2022
Patrick Reynolds and Friends
Irish fiddler Pat Reynolds and colleagues celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish songs and dance tunes
April 10, 2022
Vocalist Don Gilkinson performs country classics, often with unconventional jazz guitar accompaniment.
May 15, 2022
Paul Huh will entertain the audience with classical cello solos.
Past Coffeehouse Videos
Take a look and enjoy! More videos available on our YouTube channel.
Kimberly Hawkey- Virtual Coffeehouse
Jay Unger & Molly Mason
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are an American roots music duo based in New York's Catskill Mountains. They are best known for their work on the soundtrack of Ken Burns's PBS documentary series, The Civil War.