New Revival Coffeehouse

New Revival Coffeehouse is at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Rd., Stow MA 01775. For directions, click here.

All shows are on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. See concert information for specific information on ticket prices or suggested donations.

For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton.org.

Member of the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association.

The New Revival Coffeehouse is wheelchair accessible.

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Thea Hopkins

 

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL

 

Performing songwriter Thea Hopkins will open the season in a live concert at the New Revival Coffeehouse on Saturday Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.  A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe of Martha’s Vineyard, Thea calls her music Red Roots Americana. She has been described as a “standout writer” by the Washington Post.

Thea’s song, “The Ghost Of Emmett Till”, from her highly praised 2018 EP, “Love Come Down” was awarded the grand prize by the Great American Song Contest in March 2021. There were over 1900 entries from forty three countries.

In “Love Come Down” Thea created, in just six tunes, an elegant and seamless song journey that begins with a gentle invocation (“Love Come Down”), ends with a lullaby (“Until Then”) and gracefully travels to a few dark American landscapes in between. 

She first came to wider public notice when Peter, Paul & Mary recorded her song "Jesus Is On The Wire" in 2004, and then again in 2010 with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It is considered one of their later signature songs. 

“ ‘Jesus Is On The Wire’ is a modern classic" -- Roberta Schwartz, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"An artist whose narratives drip with metaphor and imagery" -- Americana UK

 

The New Revival Coffeehouse is at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, 353 Great Road in Stow.  Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:00. Masks are optional.

Buy advance price tickets at Eventbrite.com

For more information, see www.theahopkins.com.  For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton.org.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

440 Gypsy Jazz

440 Gypsy Jazz is a quartet that expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  They play danceable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Benny Goodman, as well as originals from the band.

Sometimes called gypsy swing, jazz manouche or hot club style jazz, gypsy jazz originated in the 1930’s in Paris with Reinhardt and Grappelli’s band Quintette du Hot Club de Paris, and is often featured in the sound track of movies by Woody Allen. The usual instrumentation is acoustic guitar, violin and clarinet, with upright bass.

The leader of 440 is violinist Tomoko Iwamoto, born in Osaka and a graduate of Berklee College.  Tomoko is a composer, arranger and educator, and plays classical and other styles of music in addition to gypsy jazz.

She has released two CD’s, “Yo-ki Swing,” and “Why Why.”

“Tomoko has her own melodic vocabulary that she has created within the gypsy jazz context.  Not an easy thing to do.  It reflects the bravery and strength of her character.  It shows she has lived some life and her stories are subtly silhouetted  through her music. Such a pleasure.”  Chris McDermott, guitarist, singer and songwriter and producer.

Tickets are $17 in advance at eventbrite.com and $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30. Masks are optional.​

For more information, see www.jazzyviolinist.com. For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton.org