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Who has big Memorial Day weekend plans?Oh, us? We're just over here re-watching this fun Alisa Amador video for her terr...
05/28/2022
Alisa Amador | Timing (Official Video)

Who has big Memorial Day weekend plans?
Oh, us? We're just over here re-watching this fun Alisa Amador video for her terrific song Timing, which makes us smile every time! Come see Alisa at Acousticool a week from tonight, with a band, and Andrea Cruz - Música opening!
Get your tickets here: https://acousticool.net/shows/alisaamador

Timing - Official Music Video! This song is 50% cynical, 50% hopeful, and 100% fun to groove to. Credits and Lyrics below. Subscribe for more musical mischie...

Our late-August show featuring Boston's Coral Moons has been shifted to an afternoon matinee on Sunday, August 28th! Doo...
05/26/2022
Coral Moons at Acousticool — Acousticool

Our late-August show featuring Boston's Coral Moons has been shifted to an afternoon matinee on Sunday, August 28th! Doors at 3:30, show starts at 4 with Emily Haviland Baker opening. (It had originally been announced as a Saturday night show.) If you had this on your calendar — and why wouldn't you — just sliiiide it over one day!

Sunday, August 28th 4 p.m. 3:30 pm: Doors open 4 pm: Emily Haviland Baker opens, followed by Coral Moons $20 per person This show is rain-or-shine: Outdoors if possible; indoors listening room if weather requires. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and follow the current masking guidel

Monday night was a total dream; the manifestation of a vision we worked on all winter — to create a covered outdoors sta...
05/26/2022

Monday night was a total dream; the manifestation of a vision we worked on all winter — to create a covered outdoors stage in our backyard for memorable moments just like this. Soooo much gratitude to Alexa Rose and Michael Suddes for a special night of music and to everyone who came out on a Monday! Now we’re rolling into June, with a 🔥🤯 lineup of shows you just don’t want to miss: Alisa Amador with Andrea Cruz - Música opening on June 4, Violet Bell on June 18 and The Wildmans on June 23! Hope to see you in the backyard!

Got plans for Monday night? We have something for you waaaay better than Netflix! An outdoors concert featuring Kerrvill...
05/21/2022
Alexa Rose - Wild Peppermint - Official Music Video

Got plans for Monday night? We have something for you waaaay better than Netflix! An outdoors concert featuring Kerrville New Folk winner Alexa Rose! You don't need to drive two hours to see Alexa in Boston or New York, come enjoy an intimate backyard atmosphere on what looks to be a beautiful early summer evening in central Connecticut. Who knows, you might even find some wild peppermint growing in our yard! Michael Suddes of Bristol will open the show at 7:30, grab your tickets here for a memorable Monday! https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose

Alexa Rose "Wild Peppermint"Taken from the forthcoming LP 'Headwaters'Out September 17th on Big Legal Mess RecordsDirector: John DupreeFollow:https://www.fac...

There are so many to choose from, but "Pale Golden Flowers" has become my personal favorite song on Alexa Rose's most re...
05/19/2022
Pale Golden Flowers

There are so many to choose from, but "Pale Golden Flowers" has become my personal favorite song on Alexa Rose's most recent album, Headwaters. Speaking of favorites, follow along on our stories this week — Instagram and Facebook — as continue sharing our favorite Alexa Rose lyrics all week. I bet you can find your own favorite songs and lyrics if you come to Monday night's show at Acousticool! Bristol's Michael Suddes opens starting at 7:30 p.m.! https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard EnterprisesPale Golden Flowers · Alexa RoseHeadwaters℗ 2021 Big Legal Mess RecordsReleased on: 2021-09-17Producer: Bruce W...

Lookie lookie, Acousticoolie is in there! Looking forward to the long-anticipated return of Noble Dust, plus Dana Osterl...
05/18/2022

Lookie lookie, Acousticoolie is in there! Looking forward to the long-anticipated return of Noble Dust, plus Dana Osterling making her Acousticool debut on the opening set! July 25th!

Lots of Tiny Desk talk yesterday (and deservedly so!), but did you know we also have Kerrville New Folk winner Alexa Ros...
05/18/2022
alexa rose - anywhere, ohio (a small song)

Lots of Tiny Desk talk yesterday (and deservedly so!), but did you know we also have Kerrville New Folk winner Alexa Rose here for a special weeknight show THIS MONDAY?! It will be a beautiful, intimate night featuring Alexa and her guitar, allowing her songs and voice to shine bright. And Bristol’s own Michael Suddes will perform a short opening set!

Folks, we might just be the best kept secret in central Connecticut, bringing nationally and world renowned live music to the most intimate setting possible, literally in our backyard. Help keep it going by coming to this or one of our many upcoming summer shows!
https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose

on a snowy day in denver, alexa rose sat down & played her fitting song "anywhere, ohio" in the cold !for more alexa rose go to : https://www.alexarosemusic....

We can finally announce our last two confirmed shows for the summer! We're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting a ...
05/17/2022

We can finally announce our last two confirmed shows for the summer! We're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting a FREE concert on July 13th with Maya Elise & The Good Dream, who will be touring the east coast for the first time ever! And longtime favorites Blue Cactus will make their Acousticool debut on August 13th! We have so so so many fantastic shows lined up for the summer, please check out the whole lineup at https://acousticool.net/shows! See you in the back yard!

Wow!!! Huge congratulations to Alisa Amador, who just won NPR’s 2022 Tiny Desk Contest! We can’t think of a more worthy ...
05/17/2022
Announcing the winner of the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest

Wow!!! Huge congratulations to Alisa Amador, who just won NPR’s 2022 Tiny Desk Contest! We can’t think of a more worthy winner. ❤️ This also seems like a pretty good time to remind you that Alisa is scheduled to play here at Acousticool in just a few weeks, Saturday June 4! Grab your tickets here: https://acousticool.net/shows/alisaamador

Choosing one winner from all the incredible entries NPR Music receives each year is no small feat — but this year, one songwriter gave a captivating performance that rose to the top.

With apologies to Barry Manilow, we made it through the rain! What a memorable show from @kashenasampson, @b.l.reed and ...
05/15/2022

With apologies to Barry Manilow, we made it through the rain! What a memorable show from @kashenasampson, @b.l.reed and @little._.filly! Thank you to the artists and to everyone to braved the uncertain weather to come out and support this show! We’re right back at it one week from Monday, May 23rd, with @alexarosemusic and @michaelsuddesmusic!

You don't have to go all the way to Nashville — or even New York or Boston — to see some of the world's best musicians! ...
05/06/2022
Kashena Sampson - Away From Here

You don't have to go all the way to Nashville — or even New York or Boston — to see some of the world's best musicians! We're bringing Kashena Sampson right here to central Connecticut! … But, to be honest, we could really use your help in supporting this show! If you've been meaning to come to Acousticool for a while or would like to check us out for the first time, this would be a GREAT time to come see an amazing singer-songwriter, hear some new music and just maybe discover a new favorite!!

Plus, did we mention that Lily Sexton (of Mamma's Marmalade) is making her return to Acousticool to share her new solo music? Added bonus: The early forecast is promising a warm, gorgeous night to enjoy the new outdoors stage!

Get your tickets here! https://acousticool.net/shows/kashenasampson

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Who's excited about Lily Sexton opening our May 14th show with Kashena Sampson?! It has been a few years since Lily has ...
05/05/2022
PREMIERE: Lily Sexton Releases New Single "Sentimental" -

Who's excited about Lily Sexton opening our May 14th show with Kashena Sampson?! It has been a few years since Lily has been at Acousticool with her band Mamma's Marmalade, so we're thrilled for her to share some of her new solo music with us. Check out the single "Sentimental" from her upcoming EP Sleeper's Awake, which Vents Magazine descripes as "achingly beautiful in its simplicity, the music murmurs like a prairie brook over which her sweet and melancholy voice floats, spinning modern folk lullabies."

With this solo set you'll get to see a different side of Lily from the go-go-go raucous pace of Mamma's, as she accompanies graceful melodies with finger-style guitar. Check out the rest of the Vents Mag piece and listen to Sentimental at this link.
And get tickets for the show here! https://acousticool.net/shows/kashenasampson

On Sleeper’s Awake, Sexton steps away from the raucous gallop of her primary creative outlet to deliver a sweet jewel box of an EP, where the delicate interplay of strings and finger-style guitar dance in graceful melody. While many artists have a deep connection with their instruments, it’s le...

Friendly advice for New England music lovers: Do NOT sleep on Kashena Sampson's upcoming northeast tour. She has a gener...
05/04/2022
Kashena Sampson - From The Outside (Official Video)

Friendly advice for New England music lovers: Do NOT sleep on Kashena Sampson's upcoming northeast tour. She has a generational singing voice, writes wonderful original songs and has a uniquely charismatic stage presence. Kashena will be right here in central Connecticut at Acousticool on Saturday, May 14th! We're so excited to be hosting this rising Nashville singer-songwriter, and hoping for a beautiful mid-May evening so we can be on the new backyard stage. Plus an old friend is returning to open the show: Lily Sexton (Little Filly) of Mamma's Marmalade!
Get your tickets here, and tell your friends!
https://acousticool.net/shows/kashenasampson

Official Video for "From the Outside" by Kashena Sampson.Jon Karr - DirectorFilmed at House of Adora in NashvilleFull Album "Time Machine" out September 10th...

Sunday was a special day Acousticool as we christened the new outdoors stage with a terrific show by House of Hamill! Se...
05/02/2022

Sunday was a special day Acousticool as we christened the new outdoors stage with a terrific show by House of Hamill! Sending out a huge thank you to the band, everyone who came out for the concert and also all of you out there who helped make the new stage possible in ways large and small!!! Next up is the fabulous Kashena Sampson coming to us from Nashville on Saturday, May 14, with Little Filly (Lily Sexton of Mamma's Marmalade) opening!

We heard that some folks may have missed it when we added our final show to the summer lineup recently, and it's such a ...
04/28/2022
Alisa Amador at Acousticool — Acousticool

We heard that some folks may have missed it when we added our final show to the summer lineup recently, and it's such a great one we want to make sure you KNOW about it!!! Alisa Amador will be making her Acousticool debut on Saturday, June 4th, and we're so excited to be hosting this talented and charismatic artist! But wait, there's more!! Alisa has done us the great favor of introducing her friend and dazzling singer-songwriter Andrea Cruz - Música, who will be visiting all the way from Puerto Rico and opening this show. Truly a show not to be missed, and we'll be using the brand new outdoors stage if weather allows! Tickets available at this link!

Alisa Amador at Acousticool on Saturday, June 4th

Who's ready for a Sunday fun day? We're looking at a nearly PERFECT weather forecast — clear and in the mid-60s — for Su...
04/27/2022
"Pound a Week Rise" by House of Hamill

Who's ready for a Sunday fun day? We're looking at a nearly PERFECT weather forecast — clear and in the mid-60s — for Sunday afternoon's House of Hamill show! Plus, you can check out the slick new outdoors stage we've been working on all winter. Come party with us, Rose, Brian and Caroline; and enjoy some great live music on a glorious early spring afternoon!
Doors at 3:30, show at 4, get your tickets here: https://acousticool.net/shows/houseofhamill

This is the official music video for the song "Pound a Week Rise," the first track on our new album, "March Through Storms."

Alexa Rose has put out two albums since 2019, and they are probably my most-listened to two albums in that time. So I'm ...
04/23/2022
Alexa Rose - Medicine For Living

Alexa Rose has put out two albums since 2019, and they are probably my most-listened to two albums in that time. So I'm just incredibly excited for her to perform at Acousticool! Alexa's songs are poetry set to music, delivered with a one-of-a-kind Appalachian-sculpted voice. Yes, it's a Monday night, but we guarantee it'll be worth it — and hopefully a beautiful spring evening on our brand new outdoors stage. Don't miss this special and rare appearance by Alexa right here in central Connecticut!

Tickets: https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose

PS: We may be announcing an opener for this show soon, so stay tuned!

Medicine For Living on Big Legal Mess Records 2019.AlexaRoseMusic.comDirected by Zach StrumCinematography by Jon Pfundstein

Only 10 days until House of Hamill lands at Acousticool! This is going to be a super fun show to kick off our spring-sum...
04/21/2022
HOUSE OF HAMILL: The Bully of Skidmore Town (Live @ 5th Floor Sessions)

Only 10 days until House of Hamill lands at Acousticool! This is going to be a super fun show to kick off our spring-summer season — do you have tickets yet? If it's a warm day, we'll be outside on the new stage! Here's a tune from last year's full-length album Folk Hero to help you get ready.

Sunday, May 1: Doors at 3:30, show at 4
Tickets at https://acousticool.net/shows/houseofhamill

Song: The Bully of Skidmore TownAlbum: Folk Hero (2021)This song tells the story of Ken Rex McElroy, who terrorized the town of Skidmore, MO for three decade...

We cordially invite your face to be melted off by Kashena Sampson at Acousticool on the fine spring evening of Saturday,...
04/19/2022
Kashena Sampson 'Whole Lot Better'~Live from 3rd&Lindsley, Nashville Sunday Night 6/27/2021

We cordially invite your face to be melted off by Kashena Sampson at Acousticool on the fine spring evening of Saturday, May 14th. Doors at 6:30, show at 7 — on our new outdoors stage! (If weather allows.) Tickets available now at https://acousticool.net/shows/kashenasampson

Written and performed by-Kashena SampsonGuitar-B.L. ReedDrums-Tom MyersBass-Thomas BanksKeys-Thayer SarranoFilmed by Volume.com and Lightning 100 Nashville

In two weeks! House of Hamill jumpstarts our Acousticool summer season with a sweet Sunday matinee! Here's their now-fam...
04/17/2022
Guns N' Roses: Sweet Child Of Mine (All Violin Cover) - House of Hamill

In two weeks! House of Hamill jumpstarts our Acousticool summer season with a sweet Sunday matinee! Here's their now-famous all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” that amassed over 16 million views on Facebook! In addition to wildly creative covers, you can expect House of Hamill to deliver fresh originals, rip-roaring jigs and reels, traditional folk ballads layered with lush three-part harmonies and hilarious stories from the road! A show not to be missed, get your tickets here: https://acousticool.net/shows/houseofhamill

PS: Let's all hope for warm & dry weather so we get to put that brand spankin' new outdoors stage to use!

All violin cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine" by Guns N' Roses.All sounds made by violins, including bass and drums (although we definitely messed them up a fair...

Could you? Would you? Share our stage fundraiser with your music-loving communities?Did you know many touring musicians ...
04/12/2022
Acousticool covered stage, organized by Paul Wallen

Could you? Would you? Share our stage fundraiser with your music-loving communities?

Did you know many touring musicians think of Connecticut as "drive-through" territory? We can't change that on our own, but we're trying to make a difference!

This new covered outdoors stage represents a huge personal investment in live music and community — and we're hoping to cover just 10% of the cost through this fundraiser.

Can you help us out by sharing? And of course a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed and/or shared already. We appreciate you, and hope to see you out there for some great live music this summer!

Hi! Welcome, and thank you for checking out our fundraiser! My name is Paul; my wife Diane and … Paul Wallen needs your support for Acousticool covered stage

We want to thank our friend Ed Malachowski once again for having us on his radio show Nine Volt Heart on Valley Free Rad...
04/11/2022
Nine Volt Heart

We want to thank our friend Ed Malachowski once again for having us on his radio show Nine Volt Heart on Valley Free Radio a couple weeks ago to talk all things Acousticool. It was a lot of fun to chat about our favorite topic with someone as knowledgable as Ed, who knew just what questions to ask! If you weren't able to catch it live, the interview is now available on his blog page.

Even if you're not close enough to attend Acousticool shows in person, we do touch on a lot of broader questions about the challenges and the joys of hosting a house concert series that might be of interest to any music fan. Check it out if you get a chance, but more importantly keep up with Ed's terrific radio show and his interviews with a wide array of artists!

Welcome to Nine Volt Heart

Huge thanks to Kaiti Jones for a terrific show last night, being a fun hang for Happy (and us!) and covering the morning...
04/10/2022

Huge thanks to Kaiti Jones for a terrific show last night, being a fun hang for Happy (and us!) and covering the morning bear watch shift! (A rather large black bear lumbered through outside while we were making breakfast, first spotted by Kaiti.) Our next show is House of Hamill on Sunday, May 1st at 4 pm! Let’s hope for warm weather so we can put the new outdoors stage to use for the first time!

Still room for more at tonight's Acousticool house concert featuring Kaiti Jones! We'll be turning off new orders on the...
04/09/2022
Kaiti Jones live at Paste Studio on the Road: Boston

Still room for more at tonight's Acousticool house concert featuring Kaiti Jones! We'll be turning off new orders on the site around 3 or 4 p.m. so we can prepare for the show. But if you've been here before and know how to find us, we'll have available seats so feel free to come on out even if it's a game-time decision. Doors at 7, show at 7:30. https://acousticool.net/shows/kaiti-jones

More sessions and interviews here: https://www.pastemagazine.com/studioRecorded LIVE at Club Passim - Cambridge, MAAudio: Andrew BarkauVideo: Brad Wagner

If you've been meaning to get around to tickets for tomorrow night's Acousticool show featuring Kaiti Jones, we are shar...
04/08/2022
Kaiti Jones - Gettin Around To It (Official Music Video)

If you've been meaning to get around to tickets for tomorrow night's Acousticool show featuring Kaiti Jones, we are sharing her song Gettin Around To It as a not very subtle reminder. This will be a small, intimate show in the listening room, where there's not a bad seat. So get around to the show page and snag one or more of the available seats! https://acousticool.net/shows/kaiti-jones

Official video for "Gettin Around To It" from Kaiti Jones' upcoming album "Tossed," out everywhere March 5, 2021."Gettin Around To It" audio track available ...

04/08/2022

Album Release Day!!!!
Streaming everywhere!!!!

High Tea, part of our Sounds of Western Mass emerging artists showcase on July 16 (https://acousticool.net/shows/westmas...
04/02/2022

High Tea, part of our Sounds of Western Mass emerging artists showcase on July 16 (https://acousticool.net/shows/westmass), will be on Ed Malachowski's radio show Nine Volt Heart at 5 p.m. Check it out, you can here some of their new music and learn more about this talented duo! If you're close enough, tune in to 103.3FM or stream at valleyfreeradio.org.

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Congratulations Alisa Amador for the NPR Music #tinydeskconcert win this year! We were singing her praises last year when Alisa performed at Tarrytown Music Hall. What a special show and artist. This was Amador's fifth year entering the Contest, but her first time submitting a song completely in Spanish. Listen to her winning submission here: https://youtu.be/g6SFOXXeV4c Catch her at Acousticool in Bristol, CT next Sat. 6/4!
Thank you Acousticool & Alexa Rose for a great Monday night! And of course everybody who came out to this backyard sanctuary to listen. Red velvet cake + Alexa’s new album on vinyl were some added bonuses. Acousticool is a special place and if you haven’t been, this summer is a great schedule to start with- check them out! ⁣ ⁣ Back to cooking up some demos in the kitchen…👨🏻‍🍳
Excited to be opening for Alexa Rose this Monday 5/23! Weather is looking great for Acousticool new outdoor stage 🌞 Get your tickets here: https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose
🚨TOUR ALERT🚨 It’s baby’s first time on the west coast & we’re excited to play a whole lotta shows in a whole lotta new cities this summer! Tag ur best buds in Oakland, Seattle, and Portland! 5/30 - Club Passim campfire. festival 6/10 - Atwood's Tavern w/ Cloudbelly 7/7 - Oakland, CA House Concert (message for address) 7/10 - Portland, OR Goodfoot Pub & Lounge w/ Johnny Franco 7/13 Seattle, WA The Royal Room w/ Ollella 7/25 Bristol, CT Acousticool More dates TBA! Tix at nobledustmusic.com 🥰
⚡️ Show Announcment⚡️⁣ ⁣ Really looking forward to being back at Acousticool opening up for the gifted Alexa Rose on May 23!⁣ ⁣ It’s been years since I’ve played Acousticool’s room. And now they have a brand new outdoor stage to showcase their artists in these sunny months. Rain or shine, the music is happening and I can’t wait to play some new songs for you. You don’t want to miss this one! ⚡️⁣ ⁣ Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Get your tickets here 🎫: https://acousticool.net/shows/alexarose
Soooo excited to play real live shows this summer (but mostly to reunite with Happy the dog 🐶). Returning to one of our absolute favorite listening rooms Acousticool July 25th! Tickets here: Noble Dust @ Acousticool
free falling into a very fun weekend. Who’s comin?? 👀👀 . . . 😎Friday Rockwood Music Hall 😎Saturday Acousticool 😎 Sunday The Word Barn grab a ticket while you can! https://www.kaitijonesmusic.com/tour
we are really really sad to convey this news to y’all 😢 but we’ve got some sick folks in the band right now. and we’re going to have to cancel our shows on 3/30 at Thunderbird Café & Music Hall and on 4/3 at Acousticool we’re working on rescheduling our Acousticool show, hopefully for sometime this summer! and we wanna encourage folks who’ve already bought tickets for the Henhouse Prowlers gig to still go!! It’s gonna be a killer show. fingers crossed we have quick and easy recoveries, and we’ll be back playin and singin for y’all soon. thanks always for your love and understanding ❤️ xo - BR
came to florida so I could stand in front of this cigarette boat and formally remind you all to get your tickets to my 3️⃣ upcoming shows with Lake Saint Daniel, starting 2️⃣ weeks from today, very much not in florida. all of them are in some relatively new areas for me and i would be very grateful and delighted if you came and spread the word to other folks who enjoy sad stories set to pretty tunes played on electric guitars interspersed with awkward banter. bonus points if you buy your tickets in advance (I often fail to do this as a concert goer but am trying to do better. let’s normalize it so lil artists like me can sleep soundly/get back to stressing ab the other many things to stress ab in life). . Friday 4.8 NYC Rockwood Music Hall stage 3 . Sat 4.9 Bristol, CT Acousticool . Sun 4.10 Exeter, NH The Word Barn . tickets here: https://linktr.ee/kaitijones 😎
Gah! I love these people 😍 Thanks to all who came to The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine last night! We’re Connecticut-bound, en route to Acousticool for tonight’s show! Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm. Kat Wallace and David Sasso open the evening! Tickets are still available - link in the comments!
Thiiiiis is the niiiight — it’s a beautiful niiiight! Come join us at Acousticool! Doors at 6:30, show at 7pm. Kat Wallace and David Sasso open!
Yer girl got a fresh haircut for this weekend of shows! Tonight Traveling Light✨ hits The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine at 7:30pm. Tomorrow, we go to Acousticool in Bristol, CT. Doors at 6:30, show at 7pm! Kat Wallace and David Sasso open! Tickets are still available for both shows! Link in the comments!