Jazz, bluegrass in the Velvet Lounge
Rockland — Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will present live music Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday evening will feature By The Bay Jazz Trio, performing arrangements of works by many composers from the Golden Age of American Song, as well as numerous Latin rhythm standards. The trio consists of Dennis Gurgul on percussion, a recent resident of Boston and a prominent member of the Boston jazz scene; Shaun Bolduc of Pittston on bass, a member of numerous bands, studio musician of note and a graduate of the University of Maine Jazz/Contemporary Music Program; and Dick White, recently arrived in Maine from Washington State, previous member of ragtime and jazz ensembles and a member of the Midcoast’s Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra.
Miners Creek Bluegrass Band bring a progressive approach to the bluegrass genre, mixing two styles of banjo playing that rarely meet on stage — claw hammer and Scruggs-style. Guitar player and lead vocalist Resa Randolph has been writing folk songs for years, but only recently teamed up with daughter and bass player Emily Randolph to collaborate on developing a newer, fresher approach to bluegrass music. Along with mandolin player Jesse McWilliams; and banjo players Whitney Randolph and Peter Proeller, who have contributed songs to the band’s repertoire, Miners Creek brings a new approach to traditional folk, bluegrass and Appalachian sounds.
Rock City’s lunch service extends until closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.