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Decatur Creek

Decatur Creek defined: (De-ka'-tur Creek) prop. n. A stream flowing through the scenic country hills by county road 39 near Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York where an impressionable youth once lived and never forgot. (reference - "The Hick In Me" by Doug Farrell). Colloquial - an enjoyable acoustic musical experience where the simplicity of the past meets the complexity of the present.  

Jack Carlton, Steve Dionne, and Doug Farrell are each accomplished NH musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together are - Decatur Creek.  They met as solo performers through local NH coffeehouses and open mikes, attracted by each others songwriting and musicianship.  From their very first practice and first performance together soon after at the Warner Area Farmer's Market in 2012, they realized there was musical chemistry that compelled further exploration.  Their diverse styles, backgrounds, and skills complement one another and the group's evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more. 

Doug and Steve handle most lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, with increasing forays on mandolin, harmonica, and percussion.  Jack mans the bass, most harmony vocals, some rhythm and lead guitar, with turns on dobro, electric lap steel, and high-string guitar.  Beth Eldridge of the Bradford Bog People will be joining them on fiddle and vocals.  Veteran songwriters Doug and Steve have created most of the band's primarily original repertoire with Jack contributing the rest.  Their influences run from roots to Americana, country, singer/songwriter, folk, blues, and rock; always with the focus on the songs, lyrics, and vocals.  They perform throughout southern and central NH at coffeehouses, listening rooms, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, and community events, and have been featured on several NH radio stations including WSCS New London, WNHN Concord, WEVO Concord, and WSCA Portsmouth.  Their self-titled recording of all original tunes released in June 2015, with a spectrum of songwriting contributions from across the band, will be available at the show.  This 11-song debut features the crafted lyrics, heartfelt vocals, strong harmonies, and instrumental prowess of this emerging acoustic band and has received airplay on traditional and internet radio.

$6 Cover

Coffee, tea, and complimentary popcorn are always available.

You may bring your own refreshments


Earlier Event: February 9
Later Event: February 17
Mike Ladd