Fresh Ground Coffeehouse

Steve Rapson headlining at Fresh Ground on Nov. 17

with opener Maggie Neff, local guitarist and singer

Nobody wishes on their death bed they had spent  more time at the office. Or, better, any time at the office. Following a life in corporate America, Steve Rapson became a full time musician and writer. Most of Steve's CDs are known as: One Man, One Guitar, No Singing. Among them are Christmas Guitar, Romantic Guitar, Patriotic Guitar, & Half Irish Guitar. He's a songwriter, too, and has released four recordings of his songs which do contain singing:  Two on CD:   A Little Bit a’ Crow and The Illustrated Man, and two via digital download: Seeking Soul and I Can't Be Serious. All available at, and

Steve is also the author of The Art of the Solo Performer: A Field Guide to Stage & Podium.  A book that outsells his CDs, which he finds most annoying.  Also available at his website and on Amazon.

Steve holds a Masters in Communication Management from Simmons College. He lives in Winchendon, Massachusetts, but escapes to Jupiter, Florida for the winter with Rosemary, his wife of forty-seven years. They married young, it was quite a scandal at the time.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, music from 7 –10 PM. A small cover charge helps us defray costs.  🙂

Fresh Ground Coffeehouse

Delicious Treats at Fresh Ground

Delicious Treats at Fresh Ground

Yes, we sell these, too.



It's live music, great coffee and tea, home baked treats, and great company! We're all about coffee house style evenings. Find us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the UUSG Fellowship Hall, 66 Elm Street in Gardner!

Fresh Ground features the finest local and regional musicians for a great evening of entertainment. Check out the images at right for the talented musicians who've already played at Fresh Ground this season!


December 15: Crosstracks, with Brian Dickey opening the show.

January 19: Noel Villieux.

  • Tony Bluze
  • George McPhearson
  • The Green Sisters
  • The Green Sisters
  • Rosie and Tom
  • Nate Smith
  • Nina Vecchi
  • Brian
  • Jake Goldstein
  • Sweet Euphoria