Musician-painter takes center stage at coffeehouse

  • Tom Pirozzoli, a singer, songwriter and painter, will be the featured performer at the Andover coffeehouse. Courtesy

Monitor staff
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The multi-talented Tom Pirozzoli will be the featured performer at Friday’s coffeehouse concert at the Highland Lake Grange Hall in Andover.

He was among the first performers at the Andover coffeehouses in April 2015.

As a singer/songwriter, the New London musician has had a more than 40-year career. He’s released eight studio albums, has numerous songwriting credits and collaborated with Willy Porter and David Wilcox.

As a musician, Pirozzoli is a self-taught guitarist who began performing at 19.

He is also an accomplished oil painter and world traveler.

“While my work as a professional musician has enriched my life,” Pirozzoli said. “I have never stopped painting. My oils reflect the beauty and purity of all that surrounds me.”

He will be joined on the stage by about a dozen open-mic performers.

Community coffeehouses at the Highland Lake Grange Hall are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and food will be for sale.

Next month’s musician will be Alex Navarro from the greater Boston area whose two albums have received acclaim in New England.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for open-mic sign-ups. Music begins at 7 p.m.