Previous events

Jan28

The Martin Girls at Oxford Baking Company

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Oxford Baking Company, 451 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT

Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta are The Martin Girls, playing a mix of mostly original music and cover tunes at the cozy Oxford Baking Company. Noon -2 pm at 451 Oxford Road, Oxford (Rte 67.) Join us for brunch goodies and coffee at this lovely cafe that supports local music. No cover, but tips appreciated. 203-828-6219.

Anne Marie Menta 25 Years of Song

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Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

Anne Marie Menta 25 Years Of Song Sat. Nov. 11 @ Best Fideo Film & Cultural Center New Haven Singer/Songwriter Anne Marie Menta celebrates the 25th anniversary of her critically acclaimed 1999 debut album “Untried & True” along with her entire recorded catalog, with a concert on Sat. Nov. 11 at 7 PM at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. 203-287-9286. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Since her first release, Menta has created three other albums, “When the Love Ran Deep,” “Seven Secrets,” and 2020’s “Sky Tonight.” This two-set show will feature selections from the recordings with a band that includes musicians Cady Carroll, Bob Csugie, Dan Martin, DeArmond Mourgen and Gary Wikfors. Special guests include fellow New Haven singer songwriters Shellye Valauskas and Lys Guillorn performing their favorite Menta tunes. Some rarely played songs will be showcased as well as recent material. www.Bestvideo.com
www.annemariementa.com

Aug26

Anne Marie Menta at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe

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Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, 68 Lyme St., Old Lyme

Singer-Songwriter Anne Marie Menta is performing original tunes at Nightingale's Acousitc Cafe in Old Lyme, CT. Appearing with her will be DeOrmond Morgan on guitar and Dan Martin on bass. Nightingale's is a charming acoustic room with snacks and beverages available. Tickets $10 at the door or musicnowfoundation.org 860-434-1961

Concert to benefit the Greater New Haven Cat Project, featuring musicians Shellye Valauskas, Shannon McMahon, Anne Marie Menta & Frank Critelli. Raffle baskets available. Beer, wine for purchase. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more info 203-782-2287 or email gnhcp1@gnhcp.org

$20 advance; $25 at door

Anne Marie Menta & Fred Arcoleo with Cadence Carrol, Richard Neal and Bob Csugie at The Buttonwood Tree, in the heart of Middletown. Anne Marie is a long-time favorite New Haven singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a teenager and has released four albums, including her 2020 collection “Sky Tonight.”

“Sky Tonight”…. Anne Marie crafts these exquisite songs directly from the heart, with truthful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that reach out and wrap their loving arms around you. A must listen! “– Sloan Wainwright www.annemariementa.com

Sober, hard-hitting, and fiercely original, yet cradled in tenderness, NY singer-songwriter FRED ARCOLEO’s award-winning RALLY FOLK! music invites audiences to confront the difficult truths of the current state of our world with composure, optimism, and determination, for as the Hopi people remind us: “We are the ones we are waiting for.”

His last CD, "TODAY AGAIN," made its debut at #7 on the Folk DJ National Radio Charts and his newest album, “WE ARE MIGHTY: Sustenance for the Struggle” is just out!

“Don McLean meets Phil Ochs.” – Pat Lamanna

http://www.reverbnation.com/fredarcoleo

Tickets $15 https://buttonwood.networkforgood.com/events/50486-anne-marie-menta-fred-arcoleo 860-347-4957 www.buttonwood.org

$15

Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta with Dick Neal

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Cafe 9, 250 State Street, New Haven

Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm “If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As the above quote from Richmond magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand. “I’m black, I sing, I play an acoustic guitar, and I don’t play the blues,” Gilbert insists. That may be a broad statement, but it rings with truth. What he does do is make memorable music, as evidenced by the 13 albums he’s released so far, as well as the mark he’s made on the folk and acoustic music scenes in general. Over the course of a prolific career that extends back to the early ’90s, he’s recorded with his good friend Ellis Paul and shared stages worldwide with Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, the Milk Carton Kids, George Carlin (150+ shows), Anita Baker, the Subdudes, Paul Reiser and any number of others. https://vancegilbert.com/ https://vancegilbert.com/cds/f/CDs/intro/

Anne Marie Menta is a long-time favorite New Haven singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a teenager and has released four albums, including her 2020 collection “Sky Tonight.” Menta’s tunes are moving song memoirs where autobiography meets storytelling, the personal meets the universal, childhood haunts adulthood, love meets loneliness, and friends and family embrace love.

“Sky Tonight”…. Anne Marie crafts these exquisite songs directly from the heart, with truthful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that reach out and wrap their loving arms around you. A must listen! “– Sloan Wainwright

Performing with Anne Marie will be CT’s legendary producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Richard Neal.

www.annemariementa.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Q3UsqwGao video link “Do I Know How”

https://dickneal.com/richard-neal-home

$20 advance

Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta @ Oxford Baking Company

 —  —

Oxford Baking Company, 451 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT

Singer Songwriters Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta share sets of acoustic music at the Oxford Baking Company. Anne Marie opens the afternoon at noon and Sharon follows at 1. Collaboration is expected! Original songs and other favorites. Hot beverages, sweet treats and snacks at the cozy Oxford Baking Company. Enjoy brunch/lunch and music. No cover, but tips appreciated and encouraged!

Mar5

Anne Marie Menta at The Buttonwood Tree

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The Buttonwood Tree , 605 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457

Singer-Songwriter Anne Marie Menta performs with Richard Neal on mandolin and guitar and Cadence Carroll on harmony and percussion. The two-set show features original songs from Anne Marie's four CD cataog with emphasis on songs from her most recent release as well as unreleased new material. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. 860-347-4957. Masks required.

Previous events

Jan28

The Martin Girls at Oxford Baking Company

 —  —

Oxford Baking Company, 451 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT

Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta are The Martin Girls, playing a mix of mostly original music and cover tunes at the cozy Oxford Baking Company. Noon -2 pm at 451 Oxford Road, Oxford (Rte 67.) Join us for brunch goodies and coffee at this lovely cafe that supports local music. No cover, but tips appreciated. 203-828-6219.

Anne Marie Menta 25 Years of Song

 —  —

Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

Anne Marie Menta 25 Years Of Song Sat. Nov. 11 @ Best Fideo Film & Cultural Center New Haven Singer/Songwriter Anne Marie Menta celebrates the 25th anniversary of her critically acclaimed 1999 debut album “Untried & True” along with her entire recorded catalog, with a concert on Sat. Nov. 11 at 7 PM at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. 203-287-9286. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Since her first release, Menta has created three other albums, “When the Love Ran Deep,” “Seven Secrets,” and 2020’s “Sky Tonight.” This two-set show will feature selections from the recordings with a band that includes musicians Cady Carroll, Bob Csugie, Dan Martin, DeArmond Mourgen and Gary Wikfors. Special guests include fellow New Haven singer songwriters Shellye Valauskas and Lys Guillorn performing their favorite Menta tunes. Some rarely played songs will be showcased as well as recent material. www.Bestvideo.com
www.annemariementa.com

Aug26

Anne Marie Menta at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe

 —  —

Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, 68 Lyme St., Old Lyme

Singer-Songwriter Anne Marie Menta is performing original tunes at Nightingale's Acousitc Cafe in Old Lyme, CT. Appearing with her will be DeOrmond Morgan on guitar and Dan Martin on bass. Nightingale's is a charming acoustic room with snacks and beverages available. Tickets $10 at the door or musicnowfoundation.org 860-434-1961

Concert to benefit the Greater New Haven Cat Project, featuring musicians Shellye Valauskas, Shannon McMahon, Anne Marie Menta & Frank Critelli. Raffle baskets available. Beer, wine for purchase. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more info 203-782-2287 or email gnhcp1@gnhcp.org

$20 advance; $25 at door

Anne Marie Menta & Fred Arcoleo with Cadence Carrol, Richard Neal and Bob Csugie at The Buttonwood Tree, in the heart of Middletown. Anne Marie is a long-time favorite New Haven singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a teenager and has released four albums, including her 2020 collection “Sky Tonight.”

“Sky Tonight”…. Anne Marie crafts these exquisite songs directly from the heart, with truthful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that reach out and wrap their loving arms around you. A must listen! “– Sloan Wainwright www.annemariementa.com

Sober, hard-hitting, and fiercely original, yet cradled in tenderness, NY singer-songwriter FRED ARCOLEO’s award-winning RALLY FOLK! music invites audiences to confront the difficult truths of the current state of our world with composure, optimism, and determination, for as the Hopi people remind us: “We are the ones we are waiting for.”

His last CD, "TODAY AGAIN," made its debut at #7 on the Folk DJ National Radio Charts and his newest album, “WE ARE MIGHTY: Sustenance for the Struggle” is just out!

“Don McLean meets Phil Ochs.” – Pat Lamanna

http://www.reverbnation.com/fredarcoleo

Tickets $15 https://buttonwood.networkforgood.com/events/50486-anne-marie-menta-fred-arcoleo 860-347-4957 www.buttonwood.org

$15

Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta with Dick Neal

 —  —

Cafe 9, 250 State Street, New Haven

Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm “If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As the above quote from Richmond magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand. “I’m black, I sing, I play an acoustic guitar, and I don’t play the blues,” Gilbert insists. That may be a broad statement, but it rings with truth. What he does do is make memorable music, as evidenced by the 13 albums he’s released so far, as well as the mark he’s made on the folk and acoustic music scenes in general. Over the course of a prolific career that extends back to the early ’90s, he’s recorded with his good friend Ellis Paul and shared stages worldwide with Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, the Milk Carton Kids, George Carlin (150+ shows), Anita Baker, the Subdudes, Paul Reiser and any number of others. https://vancegilbert.com/ https://vancegilbert.com/cds/f/CDs/intro/

Anne Marie Menta is a long-time favorite New Haven singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a teenager and has released four albums, including her 2020 collection “Sky Tonight.” Menta’s tunes are moving song memoirs where autobiography meets storytelling, the personal meets the universal, childhood haunts adulthood, love meets loneliness, and friends and family embrace love.

“Sky Tonight”…. Anne Marie crafts these exquisite songs directly from the heart, with truthful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that reach out and wrap their loving arms around you. A must listen! “– Sloan Wainwright

Performing with Anne Marie will be CT’s legendary producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Richard Neal.

www.annemariementa.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Q3UsqwGao video link “Do I Know How”

https://dickneal.com/richard-neal-home

$20 advance

Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta @ Oxford Baking Company

 —  —

Oxford Baking Company, 451 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT

Singer Songwriters Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta share sets of acoustic music at the Oxford Baking Company. Anne Marie opens the afternoon at noon and Sharon follows at 1. Collaboration is expected! Original songs and other favorites. Hot beverages, sweet treats and snacks at the cozy Oxford Baking Company. Enjoy brunch/lunch and music. No cover, but tips appreciated and encouraged!

Mar5

Anne Marie Menta at The Buttonwood Tree

 —  —

The Buttonwood Tree , 605 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457

Singer-Songwriter Anne Marie Menta performs with Richard Neal on mandolin and guitar and Cadence Carroll on harmony and percussion. The two-set show features original songs from Anne Marie's four CD cataog with emphasis on songs from her most recent release as well as unreleased new material. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. 860-347-4957. Masks required.

BEST VIDEO FILM & CULTURAL CENTER

SAT. SEPT. 17, 2022, 5:30 PM OUTSIDE

1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

Anne Marie Menta performs with Richard Neal on guitar and mandolin  and Cadence Carroll on harmony vocals and percussion.

Beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

Suggested donation $10

SONGS + STORIES at NEXT DOOR

April 23, 2022 8 PM. 

Singers: Peter Riccio of The Sawtelles and Anne Marie Menta

Storytellers: Sharon McKay, Jules Larson and  Saul Fussiner

Hosted by Saul Fussiner

NEXT DOOR

175 Humphrey St., New Haven, CT   475-234-5969

Doors open at  8:00 PM; $10 cash or credit card

For more infomation  www.nextdoornewhaven.com

 

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — The Martin Girls at Cafe Atlantique Sat. Feb. 17 Cafe Atlantique, Milford, CT Cafe Atlantique, Milford, CT
 —  — The Martin Girls at Oxford Baking Company Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT
 —  — Anne Marie Menta at Oxford Baking Company Sun Dec. 3 Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT
 —  — Anne Marie Menta 25 Years of Song Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517 Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517
 —  — Anne Marie Menta at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, Old Lyme Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, Old Lyme
 —  — THE MARTIN GIRLS at the Oxford Baking Company Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT
 —  — Catstock Concert 2023 to benefit Greater New Haven Cat Project Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517 Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517
 —  — Songwriter Night w/ Daphne Parker Powell, Kate Callahan & Anne Marie Menta 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525
 —  — Make Music Day at The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT 06457 Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT 06457
 —  — Anne Marie Menta with Richard Neal and Cadence Carroll at Best Video Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517 Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517
 —  — Anne Marie Menta & Fred Arcoleo at The Buttonwood Tree The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Middletown, CT 06457 The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Middletown, CT 06457
 —  — Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta with Dick Neal Cafe 9, New Haven Cafe 9, New Haven
 —  — Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta @ Oxford Baking Company Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT
 —  — Anne Marie Menta, Ponybird & Sara Dunn at 10selden 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525
 —  — Anne Marie Menta with Richard Neal and Cadence Carroll at Best Video Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517 Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517
 —  — Anne Marie Menta at The Buttonwood Tree The Buttonwood Tree , Middletown, CT 06457 The Buttonwood Tree , Middletown, CT 06457
 —  — Anne Marie Menta Band at the CT Localpalooza Festival Three Saints Park, Bethany Three Saints Park, Bethany
Anne Marie Menta and Daphne Lee Martin Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT
CT Localpalooza Music Festival Three Saints Park, Bethany, CT Three Saints Park, Bethany, CT
The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio: Anne Marie Menta and Frank Viele Café Nine, New Haven Café Nine, New Haven