May 17, 2014, 7:30pm
"Alastair is one of the hottest new folk performers on the Boston scene, a very modern songwriter with a wonderfully rootsy American folk sound. I'm convinced that if Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd just love Alastair's wry wit, gravel'n'honey voice and nervy willingness to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth whenever he sings." - Scott Alarik, Author, Deep Community
Alastair Moock is an incredible performer. Alastair, like his boyhood hero, Woody Guthrie, believes in the power of music to reach all people - young and old, far and wide, for all occasions.
In his 20 years of performing, Alastair Moock has managed to carve out a unique niche for himself. He writes songs celebrating the roots of American music while knocking down the walls between different audiences, genres and musical traditions. Today, his audiences range from adults all the way down to preschoolers, and he plays everything from nightclubs to theaters to schoolrooms.
Alastair has played his music all over this country and across the pond with appearances in Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the UK.
He has won numerous awards for his songwriting.
His newest CD: "Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids", has been nominated this year for a Grammy award.
"Alastair Moock has been compared to John Prine, Steve Forbert, Tom Waits and other rough voices in American roots music. The comparisons miss the fact that his folksy songs about wandering friends, lost loves, and travel have the freshness of a newly opened window." - Acoustic Guitar
Tickets: $16 in advance, $18 at the door, $2 discount for seniors and students, $10 for children 13 and younger.
For advance sales (excluding credit cards), call (603) 578-9470 or look for our table at coffee hour after Sunday morning church service (cash or check).
You can buy tickets online. For credit card purchases, please use the Brown Paper Tickets link, if it's available below. Brown Paper is a fair-trade ticketing company.
You can also buy regular tickets via PayPal.
Brown Paper Tickets are allowed until the day before and PayPal sales until Noon on the day of the show. Tickets will be held in your name at the door.
The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm, seating is general admission.
2013 - 2014 Season
October 5, 2013 - Muriel Anderson
November 9, 2013 - Joe Crookston
December 14, 2013 - Danielle Miraglia
January 11, 2014 - Charlie Christos
February 8, 2014 - Local Performer's Showcase, Featured performer and host: Neptune's Car
March 8, 2014 - Cormac McCarthy
April 12, 2014 - Roosevelt Dime
May 17, 2014 - Alastair Moock
Simple Gifts Coffee House is looking for volunteers. We need people who are willing to bake and/or supply tasty treats and refreshments for the coffee house. We also need people to set up the hall for shows and help with clean up afterward. Would you like to make coffee? There are many little jobs we need help with and one may be perfect for you!
If you would like to help out, please contact Anya Zakiewicz .
For other inquiries, including musicians who would like to be considered for future dates, please send a message to Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Simple Gifts is a member of BACHA, the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association.