On Friday, Dec. 17, Rock City’s Velvet Lounge will warmly welcome back the Mehuman Trio. The music will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St.

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Mehuman (pronounced MAY-mon) Jonson is an award-winning songwriter who has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Playing an original mix of acoustic neo-soul and Americana, with influences of jazz, funk and gospel, the Mehuman Trio creates a sonic palette that defies a single label. Formed in September of 2008, they already have played for standing-room-only crowds in Belfast, Camden, Rockland and Rockport and are in the process of recording their first album of original material.

As usual there is no cover charge, but tipping the musicians is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events at the favorite local coffee shop/bookstore, call 594-4123.

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