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Birds and Beans Coffeehouse presents Steve Schuch

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15/NHA Member; $18/NM

Steve Schuch has delighted audiences across the US and Europe. Fusing Celtic/Folk roots with a storyteller’s heart and humor, his artistry touches people on many different levels. Irrepressible singing, audience harmonies, and soaring instrumentals on guitar and violin are all hallmarks of his performances.

$15/NH Audubon member; $18/NM   Reserve tickets online.

Steve’s music

Many of Steve’s pieces reflect his love for the natural world. Haunting violin and loon calls, nautical songs and tales of whales, a rollicking “cold-blooded” love song in honor of reptiles, are all part of his wide-ranging repertoire. His curiosity extends to humans as well. A keen wit and compassion shine through his songs exploring love, our human foibles, and growing older.

“Music is a doorway to our spirits and imagination,” says Steve. “In my concerts, I’m always looking for that balance between some songs and stories just for fun, and the deeper ones that draw us together as community.”

Beyond his solo work, Steve has performed and recorded with folk legend Pete Seeger, Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman, storyteller Odds Bodkin, and his own Celtic ensemble, The Night Heron Consort. He donates 10% of the profits from his CD and book sales to groups working for sustainability and ending world hunger.

For sound samples and more, visit www.NightHeron.com

Steve’s background

Steve started playing violin at age seven. He began playing professionally while in high school. At Oberlin College he studied baroque violin and biology. While there he experienced his first Pete Seeger concert, with 1,000 students joining in with four part harmony. The next week Steve picked up his first used $25 guitar, and never looked back.

After college Steve spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer, planting trees with coffee farmers in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Since returning to the United States, Steve and his music have embraced both the classical and folk realms. Sailing on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, he got to know Pete Seeger and a whole crew of environmental folksingers. He continued pushing the boundaries of the violin and guitar. From composing music inside a sea cave to playing at the Kennedy Center, performing for 500 people on the summit of Mount Monadnock and in Alaskan Eskimo villages, Steve kept sharing music in wider circles.

Credits include a Grammy nomination, five fiddling championships, PBS soundtracks, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for his recording, Trees of Life. Steve’s musical story, A Symphony of Whales, received five national book awards and was featured on NPR’s “Performance Today.”

Thanks to Secondwind Water Systems for sponsoring this event. www.secondwindwater.com


October 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15/NHA Member; $18/NM
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