LEICESTER, Mass. — Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse will kick off another season of performances this Thursday night, with producer Tim Mason drawing a number of nationally known musicians to Christ Episcopal Church in Rochdale.
For years, Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse has made it a mission to provide an affordable evening of live entertainment that builds community while also supporting the arts.
With shows on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. through spring, the lineup will feature a variety of veteran musicians on the local, regional and national singer-songwriter circuit.
The concerts will begin this Thursday, Sept. 6, with Walter Parks, a veteran blues guitarist who recently debuted as a solo artist after 30 years in the music industry.
Before the release of his self-titled album in last year, Parks built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, half of the folk-duo the Nudes and leader of the southern swamp-blues group Swamp Cabbage.
Doors will open at 7 p.m, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. A post-show artist reception and conversation is hosted at 9 p.m.
The fall season will continue with Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits on Oct. 4, Aine Minogue on Nov. 1, Bill Staines on Dec. 6, Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt on Jan. 3, Garnet Rogers on Feb 7, Ellis Paul on March 7, Antje Duvekot on April 4, Regie Gibson on May 5, and ending with Holden resident Deborah McDonnell and Friends on Wednesday, June 5. Most shows are $15.
Christ Church is located at 1089 Stafford St., Meadow Lane, Rochdale. For more information and tickets, visit www.hezstone.com.