Rock, blues and country in Velvet Lounge
Rockland — On Friday, March 15, Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge series will present Ellis-Myers and Moral Fiber. Rockland native G.G. Ellis, singer and drummer, played for many years in Austin, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. He reconnected with his good friend Bob Myers, lead singer and guitar player for many Rockland-based groups including The Tremelos, Rockland's very first rock ‘n' roll band. Ellis-Myers also will be joined by Kevin Martin on bass and guitar from All Stove Up; and the talented Cole Barbour from Tastes Like Chicken and Sideways Highways on guitar and cello. They will play a diverse blend of roots rock, country blues and originals.
On Saturday, March 16, the Velvet Lounge will host the Dyer Neck Gang. Regulars at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, the Dyer Neck Gang only officially became a band in 2012, fusing decades of combined talents. Of the modern country-rock genre, audiences of The Gang enjoy original pieces interspersed with familiar tribute covers as the band builds its repertoire. Members include Joe Dalton on rhythm guitar, Garry Blackman, Jr. on drums, Skip Morgan on bass and Rod Morton on lead guitar; all contribute vocals.
The music will play from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. As usual there is no cover charge; however, tipping the musicians is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.