Family concert at Rockland library

Feb 12, 2014
Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers perform together as Old Town Road.

Rockland — The Arts … for Kids and Their Families series will present the Old Town Road musical duo of Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers singing a variety of children’s songs Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 80 Union St.

Stuart, a singer/songwriter out of Rockland, performs a mixture of his own music, traditional and contemporary American and English folk songs.  For more than three decades, Stuart has been performing up and down the East Coast, as well as tours in the British Isles. He has released five albums of his original compositions, songs from the British Isles, sea chanteys and a children’s album. Stuart’s original tunes and songs have been recorded by many talented folk musicians.

Rogers, Stuart’s daughter, has been singing her entire life and has said she was brought up as a hard-core folkie. Her clear, pure voice is reminiscent of Sandy Denny or Mattie Prior.  Rogers has lived and performed in England and has accompanied Stuart in his concerts in the British Isles and in New England. Locally, they have played at Rock City Café, as well as at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp's Point South. Rogers not only sings the traditional songs of Britain, she also performs distinctive covers of Richard Thompson and other contemporary songwriters, as well as writing and performing her own original compositions.

Father and daughter are both talented entertainers, and the harmonies produced when they perform together produce a rich and textured sound.

Thanks to a generous gift and the ongoing efforts of the Friends of the Rockland Public Library, local children and their families are being offered a wide and wonderful variety of arts programming this season. Most library programs are drop-in, some will require a sign-up; all are offered free of charge. For a complete schedule, call 594-0310 or visit rocklandlibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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