Welcome to the 23st Season of the UU Coffeehouse music series

The Coffeehouse is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. We offer a family friendly, smoke-free listening environment for the appreciation of original singer/songwriter music. The majority of the musicians who play at the UU tour nationally and internationally.

The UU Coffeehouse will open its 23rd season in September 2017. We present a range of acoustic music with connections to folk, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and international music. Featuring musicians who tour nationally and internationally, the UU is a favorite performing and listening room for musicians who bring unique original music to the Columbia area.

  • Doors Open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
  • August 20 - Ken Chapple

    Bluegrass flatpicker and singer/songwriter, Ken Chapple, has always challenged himself and stretched the boundaries of his field.  After two records, and countless shows with Wayward Vessel, and songwriting partner Julie Schmidt, Ken is branching out with his own record, and his own brand of acoustic music. Once again he is stretching the musical boundaries of his bluegrass genre, as well as the norms of music production and release.

    Ken has studied guitar since he was 12 years old, strumming Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Bob Dylan songs with his older brother, Matt. Ken discovered bluegrass and flatpicking guitar while attending college at SUNY Fredonia in early the 2000s, where he studied classical guitar and computer science. At Fredonia, Ken stumbled upon a group of musicians who were picking fiddle tunes, and singing high lonesome songs. He followed that trail, which led to Tony Rice, David Grier and Clarence White who remain Ken’s biggest guitar influences.

    "Ken’s music, as a whole, will be at that Bela Fleck / Ricky Scaggs / Doc Watson / Tony Rice / Norman Blake level soon – he won’t be a minor league player for long." – No Depression

    "I’d recommend this album to anyone looking for a great bluegrass album, pure and simple… So go check out this enjoyable album, you won’t be sorry!" – For The Country Record

    "His warm, gentle voice makes listening to his album a relaxing endeavor, which may be best suited for lounging on a warm summer’s night with a few candles burning nearby. His songs carry themes of love and following the heart." –NYS Music

    Developing A Powerful G-Run

    Posted Jul 18, 2016, 1:58 PM by Mike Allen
  • Summer Links
    Summer Concert for the UUCC -- August 20 - Ken Chapple

    Changes will be taking place to the UU Coffeehouse website shortly and you may already have noticed a few of the changes. If you notice a broken link or have questions current changes or suggestions for future changes, please email Mike Allen at admin@uucoffeehouse.org

    Feel free to order your UU Coffeehouse Mugs for season 23 in advance online here and start off the season with free coffee from the very first show in September.

    Also please feel free to subscribe to our Facebook page here

    If you would like to volunteer and help make the UU Coffeehouse great, please check out our online volunteer form here.
    Posted Jul 18, 2016, 1:59 PM by Mike Allen
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Attention Artists: 

If you're interested in performing at the Coffeehouse, please send an e-mail to Steve Fisher. (click for email)