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Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights. Every Saturday features local and regional talent, and is usually free. Friday open mic and Saturday shows start at 8pm.

Upcoming Concerts

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - NO Open Mic this night Quiet

Sat, Jul 4, 2015 - CLOSED July 4th Quiet

Sat, Jul 11, 2015 - Chris Spradlin Quiet

I've been singing and playing for over 20 years. Started in High School. Playing in small bands and then moving into playing in a working rock band, Myriah. We played throughout Northwest Ohio. Moved onto playing in a Christian Rock band. Then as a recording artist for 5th Dimension records, with my one man outfit Dementia 13. It was a clash of styles, incorporating performance art and musical genres like metal, industrial, minimalist electronica, space rock and noise. I dubbed the style Art Noise Terrorism, or Anti-rock, or Neo-Tokyo Jazz, depending on the situation. After a brief stint in numerous other projects, I finally decided that solo performance was the way to go. I have been playing solo acoustic rock for about 10 years now. I also still record music. Have been listed in the linux journal as a performance artist and in numerous music rags for my recorded music and live performances. In 2003 I composed the original electronic music for the Fort Findlay Playhouse production of Ken Kesey's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. Hailed, for it's bizzare and cutting take on insanity, by the former President of the Gem Theatre in Detroit.

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 - Rj Cowdery Quiet

Local Columbus singer/songwriter Rj Cowdery has been singing and writing songs since she was a teenager. This labor of love — from playing open mics to opening for Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival many years later — paid off when Rj won the coveted Mountain Stage NewSong Contest in September, 2007.   

The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest showcased 12 musicians who were finalists in an intensive summer-long competition made up of live regional rounds held across North America. Hundreds of aspiring singer-songwriters submitted and performed their original songs. Columbus Ohio’s Rj Cowdery was one of five co-winners selected at the River to River Festival in New York City. To see the rest of the winners and hear their talent, visit

Rj Cowdery has been influenced by some of the great musical story tellers of our time; from Nancy Griffith, Carol King, The Carpenters and John Denver to Jackson Browne, Jim Croce and Neil Young…to name a few. In 1995, Cowdery wrote and recorded "Bernie's Daughter" and developed a strong regional fan base.  She also contributed a cut to the “ripe!” compilation made up of singer/songwriters from the Columbus, Ohio area. Cowdery's latest effort, "One More Door" was released in February, 2008."One More Door" was recorded live in Parkersburg, West Virginia with Michael Lipton and Ammed Solomon from National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage Band and Don Dixon, legendary producer of REM and Marshall Crenshaw.  West Virginia singer-songwriter icon Todd Burge produced the album. 

Columbus Singer/Songwriter Wins Kerrville Folk Festival Competition

May 28, 2008- Columbus, Ohio - Columbus based singer-songwriter Rj Cowdery was selected as one of six winners of the prestigious 2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition.  The other winners include Devon Sproule (Charlottesville,  VA), CJ Watson (Nashville, TN), Hans York (Seattle, WA), Robby Hecht (Nashville, TN) and BettySoo (Austin,TX).

The winners competed against more than 800 applicants nationwide and internationally for prizes and national recognition.  Cowdery submitted two of her original songs from the recent independent CD release entitled “One More Door” and was one of just 32 applicants that made in into the final round.  As a winner, she will perform both songs in Kerrville, Texas in front of 30,000 festival attendees on Sunday, June 1.  To hear the songs she submitted, “One More Door” and “Now and Then,” go to


Sat, Jul 25, 2015 - Tree No Leaves LoudLoudLoud

Members: Dustin Ray Galish - vocals,guitar,keys Joshua Waterfield - bass Calvin Cordy - lead guitar Kurt Busson - drums


Genre: Psychedelic Ambient Rock


Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

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Sat, Aug 1, 2015 - No Scheduled performer/Car Tunes/Riboff Quiet

Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - Gabbi Calvert Quiet

Gabbi showed signs of being a singer from a very early age. She began

singing a cappella in elementary and middle school talent shows. When she

was 12, she performed for the first time at Coffee Amici with Dave Phillips.

Then onto singing at fairs, festivals, and being a member of her middle and

high school show choirs; currently a member of the award winning Findlay

First Edition show choir directed by Kevin Manley. She also has an avid

interest in Journalism, hoping to soon be an Entertainment Editor for Findlay

High School’s newspaper, The Blue & Gold.

Gabbi is continuing to perform at Coffee Amici with Dave and several of his

music students and has her own set on some Saturday evenings. Now at 16

years old, music and performing is her foremost passion in life. Gabbi has a

distinctive and expressive voice and a style that’s all her own. She is always

striving to find songs to perform that she feels connected to and challenges

her vocally.

Gabbi appreciates all different genres and styles of music, from artists such

as Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Whinehouse, The Beatles, among many

others. She plans on continuing to sing at a local level, and after high school

to further her career in music. Gabbi has her sights set on Belmont

University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she will major in Commercial

Music with a Music Business Emphasis for voice.

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.

~Alphonse de Lamartine



Sat, Aug 15, 2015 - Ryan Hensley and Susan Bright Quiet

Ryan Hensley expresses his appreciation for the singer/songwriter genre of music by performing a collection of songs written by artists such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and many others. Ryan also performs his own interpretation of soul/R&B covers with the guitar and harmonica. He also has a knack for transforming classic pop songs into beautiful lullabies with his ukulele. The ukulele is an instrument that is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone�s face. You may recognize Ryan Hensley from a number of other bands; Mystic Rhythms, the Civil Surfers, Blues 215.

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 - The Jack Schilb Trio Quiet

I will be joined Saturday night by two accomplished musicians. Don Beyer on bass, and Chuck Mauk on drums, who (I think) are one of the best rhythm sections you're likely to hear. We're working on a CD of original tunes which we'll perform, along with a variety of familiar songs. Looking forward to a fun filled evening, hope to see you all there.

A former member of the bluegrass band the “Diamonds in the Rough,” I’ve been playing music in different genres for many years. Beginning with a rock and roll band during high school days, and moving to acoustic folk rock and an emphasis on songwriting throughout the college years. After a middle age hiatus, the past fifteen years have been busy with several musical endeavers.Am currently playing in an acoustic duo with blues harmonica player Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, playing occasionally with a group of fellow songwriters from Bowling Green called the “Long Lost Brothers,” working on a jazz / swing trio with an upright bassist and a trumpet player, and of course playing solo gigs.I enjoy trying to cover those songs that are familiar, but not heard that often. The goal being to hear people say, “That’s a great song, I haven’t heard that forever.” Songwriting, however, will always be my first love. and to that end have been writing many things the past few years.


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Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - Melody Road Quiet

Bob and Mary Fry are a husband and wife team that have been playing music most of their lives -  they have been playing for over 20 years together. They both have been in various bands separately and for the last 10 years have been members of the 3rd Floor Band which they still perform with.  They recently decided to start performing again as a couple also.  Their style of music is a combination of easy listening, country, classic rock, with a few original songs thrown into the mix.

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Sat, Oct 3, 2015 - Two Years Later Quiet

Jamie and Zak met in 2011 at an open mic and two years passed before they saw each other again, reuniting through a mutual friend in 2013. They bonded over their shared love for making music and decided to put their talents to good use. In 2014 they put their serious business faces on and started recording their EP and putting together their band: Two Years Later. They've evolved into a captivating duo that engages their fans with their percussive pop rock and catchy pop melodies. Jamie's lyrics bring a hypnotic depth to the invigorating rhythms that Zak lays down. Their music is thought provoking, infectious, and fun for loyal fans and first time listeners alike.

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 - Keith Sansalone MediumMedium

Keith Sansalone

Keith is a drummer who plays guitar. He feeds his family by working his day job, though. He grew up with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Three Dog Night as his "bands to be like." He started playing drums in the eighth grade and picked up some chords on the guitar a year later. Basement bands were a part of his high school curriculum.

His main responsibility was usually vocals, however. In this role, he played with club bands in the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia markets during college. This helped him pay for school, but didn't do great things for his study time ...

He continued singing with bands for a few years after college, then gave it up completely for twenty years or so. It wasn't until he moved to Findlay that he began to kick the rust off his vocal cords and re-learn his way around the drums. Refreshing on the guitar, however, was not quite as easy, as he'd really never learned to play beyond a basic level. So there was the challenge: how to be the next Joe Bonamassa during what remains of his lifetime. Well, it looks like ol' Joe doesn't have to worry, but hey, ya gotta aim high, right? As they say: "try to be a little better today than you were yesterday ..."

Keith has played at Coffee Amici for nearly a decade as a solo act; teamed with his daughter, Mara; as part of the band, Script; but mostly as half of a duo with Jeremy Schlarb on open mic nights. He is happy for that partnership and for Amici, which he has watched become a Findlay landmark. He’s recently joined the Findlay Evangelical Free Church worship team, an assignment for which he is grateful.

Jeremy Schlarb

Jeremy grew up in the small town of Sebring in Northeastern Ohio.  The first instrument he learned to play was the piano starting at the age of 8.  After moving to Findlay, he started playing acoustic guitar and soon after got involved playing piano in the contemporary band at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in town.  He has since moved on to playing mostly electric guitar and some occasional piano on Sunday mornings in the contemporary band.

He has been coming down to Coffee Amici for over 10 years with Keith for open mic nights.  His musical interests include a wide range of genres from classic rock of the 70’s to country to contemporary Christian, with his all-time favorite artist being Dave Matthews.

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 - Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen Quiet

In Spring 2012, music and modern technology transpired to bring together two artists with captivating musical synergy, despite their living 2,000 miles apart. As Manitoba-based singer-songwriter Dan Frechette and California-based violinist Laurel Thomsen were drawn together, there was no question of why, only how.

Ardent and down-to-earth performers, both Dan and Laurel enjoyed early success in music, as teens. By young adulthood, each had turned away from such temptations as music scholarships and major label publishing contracts, choosing instead paths as independents comfortably supported by their musical talents.

In the years to follow, Dan’s songwriting took off, with numerous compositions covered successfully by many artists. Among them, The Ploughboys (“Who Will Take My Place”), Dervish (“My Bride and I”), Emma Cloney (“My Canada,” “My Bride and I”), Jessee Havey (“Dance and Play”), The Duhks (“Who Will Take My Place,” “Mists of Down Below,” “You Don’t See It”), and The Buccaneers (“Everybody Loves You”). Dan is a prolific songwriter with over 1,300 songs across a wide variety of genres, inspiring steady praise from reviewers, fellow musicians, and appreciative fans, making comments such as “I never met a Dan Frechette song I didn’t like.” He has recorded over a dozen albums of his original material, showcasing the fine distinctions of his vocal and multi-instrumental abilities as well. When Dan discovered via YouTube how this violinist expressed emotion, he knew the next musical direction he hoped to explore.

Laurel’s path led her from Bach partitas and Beethoven sonatas to improvising, arranging, and recording for assorted bands and singer-songwriters. Whether dropping in to play a set with electric guitarist Tom Ayres and cowboy rocker Mike Beck, setting historic Alta California’s 1840s town hall ablaze with her fiery renditions of 1900-1950s classics, or stunning audiences with her recent songwriting debut, this diverse violinist hits the mark. From backstage meetings with Neil Young and promoter Britt Govea to being recognized on the front-page of the New York Times for her online teaching, Laurel’s star is on the rise. Still making time for serious violin and viola students in her private studio, Laurel is also the creator of the Violin Geek Podcast, and an author and educational video luminary for Strings magazine.

In March 2013, twenty-four hours after their first in-person meeting, Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen will play their inaugural live concert. At every tour stop, audiences will experience the thrill of this fresh musical partnership forged on the Internet. But while technology brought them together, it will not be tech assistance that delivers in these performances; it will be the authentic sounds of violin, guitar, and voices honed over two young lifetimes.

Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen Website:

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 - Greg Mahan Quiet

Mahan’s bread-and-butter is elegant, graceful and often poetic Americana music, with songs built around his sturdy acoustic playing nd imagery-laden lyrics. On Daydream, there are some of Mahan’s best ever songs in that style (the minimal title track and the slow-burner, “Fireflies”), but the rest of the album shows that he is not limited to any one specific “genre” when writing. Calypso rhythms imbue “Mento” with a sassy strut, sounding like a weird mesh of Graceland-era Paul Simon and neo-Eastern European revivalists like DeVotchKa, while “Wink ’n’ a Smile” closes the album on a playful, sunny Pop note. Producer Brian Lovely helps achieve a crisp sound that allows the songs to breath and the musicians that flesh out the arrangements (with everything from strings to drums) perform flawlessly. Thirty-Five-Cent Daydream sounds as good as any “Roots” album you’ll hear this year, local or otherwise. Here’s a prediction for ya — local NPR affiliate WNKU is going to play the shit out of this one. Other programmers would be smart to follow suit. -Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat

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Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - Kerry Patrick Clark Quiet

If we haven’t met yet, hello!  I am Kerry Patrick Clark.  Singer, songwriter, storyteller. Hang out, check out my music and lyrics, upcoming performances or sign up for my e-mail friends list.

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