March 8, 2014, 7:30pm
Simple Gifts is pleased to present the signature voice, the ironic wit and the keen insight of New England's own Cormac McCarthy.
"There's a lot of talk about the middle class," says McCarthy, "but no one's talking about the great difficulty of moving up into the middle class, about the working poor. Many working people are just one minor disaster away from being homeless. The songs I write are inspired by what I'm seeing and what I'm not hearing."
Growing up in the small milling town of Lempster NH, a depressed and depressing environment, has evidently fuelled Cormac's somber lyrics and blue-collar sense of dignity. He was inspired to play music when his sister, visiting home from college, brought records by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Eric Anderson. He traded his clarinet for a guitar and began his journey as one of America's finest singer-songwriters.
Cormac was college roommates with Bill Morrissey, who encouraged him to perform his music in public, and co-wrote the song "Marigold Hall" with Morrissey.
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 3 days 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.
Online ticket sales are closed.
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, 2014 - TBA
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!
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.