On Friday, Oct. 15, Rock City’s Velvet Lounge series will welcome back Simons & Goodwin. The duo will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St.

Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin have known each other for more than 40 years, meeting  when they were both involved in what has been called the great folk music scare of the 1960s. But it was not a scare for them as they embraced the acoustic music and the intimacy of the coffeehouses where they, individually, performed both traditional and contemporary forms of the folk idiom.

Simons and Goodwin cover all forms of Americana music including soft rock, country, blues, pop standards and, of course, both traditional and contemporary folk. A Simons and Goodwin performance is always unpredictable in terms of the set list, always keeping the audience on its toes and anticipating the next song. The predictable part of  each performance is the tightness and beautiful, intricate harmonies that comes from years of friendship.

As usual there is no cover charge for the show, but tipping the musicians is highly encourages. For more information on this and other event, call 594-4123 or visit the Rock City Coffee page on Facebook.

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