Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Squire Jacob Coffeehouse
2016 SEASON
Jeff & Janet Furman

Jeff & Janet Furman
February 27, 2016 at 8pm
Jeff Furman is a multi-instrumentalist who plays heartwarming traditional American and Celtic music. He’ll be joined by his wife Janet, and her fiddle, as they bring their melodic, rhythmic sound to us. Widely recorded both solo, with Janet, and with numerous others, Jeff’s instruments include guitar, clawhammer banjo, mountain dulcimer and autoharp. When not making music, Jeff is a family physician practicing in Chapel Hill, NC.

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Phil Shapiro & Carrie Shore

Phil Shapiro & Carrie Shore
April 2, 2016 at 8pm
Phil Shapiro's a folksinger and guitarist, and Carrie Shore's a fiddle player, and a fine singer and harmonizer as well.  Together they offer an unusual and delightful program of American folk music, old and new.   No, they're not singer-songwriters.  They're not soft rock contemporary acoustic performers.  No, they're not grinding a political ax.  Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore are American folk musicians, and proud of it. They want to share their songs and have the audience sing right back.

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Bernstein Bard with Brian Melick

Bernstein Bard with Brian Melick
May 7, 2016 at 8pm
The Bernstein Bard Trio has become an acoustic music phenomenon in the Hudson Valley of New York over the last 12 years. Known for their imaginative arrangements, eclectic repertoire, and infectious grooves, they are currently performing up and down the East Coast for dances, concerts, and special events. Featuring brothers Mark Bernstein on guitar and vocals, Steve Bernstein on mandolin and vocals, and Roberd Bard on upright bass and vocals, they frequently expand to a quartet when performing with percussionist Brian Melick. Latin, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Reggae, World, Popular tunes, and beyond ... anywhere you can imagine or can't even begin to comprehend ... BBT will take you there.

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Mark Rust

Mark Rust
September 17, 2016 at 8pm
Mark Rust is a professional musician with great proficiency in the piano, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mountain dulcimer, and especially hammered dulcimer. He has written almost 200 original songs, and along with performances across the country, Rust has been involved in a number of theater productions (some on Broadway, even!). Mark enjoys singing about family life and relationships, and his music is loved by all generations. 

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Mike Blakely

Mike Blakely
October 22, 2016 at 8pm
As an award-winning singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., has made 16 tours to Europe, and his songs have been recorded by numerous others. As an award-winning author, he has published 17 books released by major New York City publishers. His last two books were co-writes, one with Willie Nelson, the other with Kenny Rogers. This native Texan is a former member of the USAF and holder of a degree in journalism. Mike traveled for many years touring with his dancehall band, but now enjoys being primarily a solo artist who promises to be one of the musical highlights of our lives.

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Low Lily

Low Lily
November 19, 2016 at 8pm
The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

Tickets $18 adult, $10 under 18


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Sit comfortably at SMALL TABLES and enjoy DELECTABLE DESSERTS & BEVERAGES from our CAFÉ


The Squire Jacob Coffeehouse
Concert Series
brings the pleasure of the
multifaceted sounds and rhythms
of traditional music
to the ears, and hearts,
of our audience.
The Squire Jacob Concert Series
is supported in part by the
New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency,
and also by the Town of Sand Lake.