Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will host two talented singer/songwriters to warm up the weekend with guitar-accompanied tales. On Friday night, Oct. 14, Ohio-born Wheatley Matthews will perform; and on Saturday, Oct. 15, the music will be delivered by New Hampshire-bred Zak Trojano. The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. both nights.

With musical influences from the old Delta blues era to the early songwriting of the folk movement, Matthews tells stories in the only way he knows how — through strong guitar chords, big harp sounds and lyrics personal, metaphorical and truthful. With a couple of years touring and three albums under his belt, Matthews shares his original folk/blues songwriting with any and all.

Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with more than a decade of writing, recording and performing music professionally behind him. He has shared studios and stages with his band Rusty Belle; and supported touring acts including Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey. Listeners can expect a warm baritone paired with an old Martin guitar and a deceptively simple lyricism.

Food is available until closing. For more information on these 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