On Friday, Jan. 15, Rock City’s Velvet Lounge will present singer/songwriter Tom Albury. He will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St.

Born 1953 in Detroit, Mich., Albury has been writing songs since he was 12. Drawing from a wide variety of influences, he has formed a very personalized style both in poetry and music, creating titles such as “Citizen of Avalon,” “The Shadow of God” and “Invisible Rain.”

As usual, there is no cover charge; however, tips for the musicians are encouraged. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended to guarantee a seat. For more information on this and other events happening at Rock City, call 594-4123 or visit the Rock City Coffee Facebook page.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.