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 Open Tuesdays
June 12 - September 25, 2018
 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

On the Rochester Common - Rochester, New Hampshire

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Meet the Entertainers

September 5
 

Alan Brock & Marc Brown


Alan Brock has been playing guitar for more than 50 yrs.. He also plays mandolin, as well as dabbling with several other instruments. This NH native joined his first band as a teen and continues to enjoy performing his unique blend of music. In addition to songwriting, he has played rock, bluegrass,folk, folk rock, blues, church bands, in a band setting and as a soloist. Alan plays primarily the mandolin with a local bluegrass band, Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band.  He enjoys and is comfortable sitting in with several other local musicians.
 Marc Brown is a long time resident of Eliot, Maine. He now spends his winters retired and playing music in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, most recently with the trio the "Americana situation".  Marc plays a collection of songs ranging from the early 1900s to the present decade in the style of Americana, Blues, Roots, Old Country, Traditional and Folk. He enjoys sharing the history and stories of the music he plays, with his audiences
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                     September 12

                    Pete Peterson

  

Cleveland Peterson III (aka) Pete Peterson, was born and raised in Florida. As a child and young teen, he was heavily influenced musically with a steady dose of southern gospel and rhythm and blues music. He learned to play guitar at the age of sixteen, later learned to play Bass and keyboard. He formed his own band and traveled throughout Florida. He attended the University of South Florida where he had an engineering scholarship but left school to pursue his passion for playing and performing. His journey eventually landed him in Portsmouth, NH where he met his soon to be wife.  While raising a family he  put his musical career on hold, while working full time and playing weekend gigs. As the years passed he performed throughout New England with a host of local bands. His passion grew stronger and he became a composer, arranger and vocalist. He is presently performing with his band " Rhythm Method " alongside his oldest daughter. The band has performed at Venues ranging from " Sugar Loaf USA " to the " Bay City Blues Cafe" in Memphis and has been ranked by New Hampshire Magazine as New Hampshire's best Blues band. He started the dynamic duo " FamilyAffair " with his daughter Yamica and continues to light up the stages all over New England.
Bring a lawn chair and relax to the bluesy Pete Peterson

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September 19

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Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band. The band has been playing together for years though each musician has been playing since they were teenagers in various bands or as soloists.

On mandolin & vocals, is Al Brock from Milton NH. Alan’s experience in the different genres has yielded a unique approach to bluegrass music and particularly mandolin. You are likely to hear a bit of folk, rock or straight up bluegrass in his mandolin picking. He says, “Music is all relative. I listen to and play a variety of styles and try to incorporate that into my playing to keep it fresh and unique.”
On guitar & vocals, Ann French from Farmington, NH. Ann has been playing and singing since the 1970’s. Ann is the newest member. She was asked to step in when Chris Winters, the original guitarest passed away in 2017.
On banjo & vocals, is Bill Hayes from Shapleigh, Maine. Bill has been playing the banjo since 1976. Originally born in Sanford, Maine, his working career took him to Alaska for 26 years.
Bill is a purest when it comes to Bluegrass picking and is evident when you hear him play.
On bass guitar, is Bob Clement from Berwick, Maine. Bob has been playing since he was a wee lad. This bass player extraordinaire has had a lifelong evolution into the stalwart of low end that drives Cedar Mountain Bluegrass Band. Full of wit and charm, he plays a mean bass.​​


September 26

Bill Cormier & Peter Marton

 Bill is one of Rochester's most beloved performers. Always ready to volunteer his talents at local community fundraisers. Bill is a well-known Realtor in Rochester, being a partner in Hourihane Cormier & Co.  Peter Marton is from Andover, MA. He is an entrepreneur and a professor at Boston University. Together they will have you smiling and singing along. ​

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