ROCKLAND — Singer-songwriter friends Alastair Moock and Reggie Harris explore issues of race, class, gender and history with intentionality and generosity of spirit in this Strand Family Series show taking place Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. Tickets are on a Pay-What-You-Can sliding scale of $0 to 20, and the concert is available to livestream.

In “Race and Song: A Musical Conversation,” these friends of different races, ages, and social backgrounds share how they’ve seen and experienced the world in different ways, exploring issues in a way that will draw in kids and adults alike. These aren’t always comfortable topics for discussion, but the discussion –– and the discomfort –– are keys to moving forward.

Together in musical conversation, and with the aid of historical and family photos, Moock and Harris open up to each other and frame their perspectives through music (which always helps the medicine go down!). Join these two veteran musicians for a very special performance — an exploration of the past, the present and the possible.

Harris has traveled the world for more than 40 years as a songwriter,  storyteller and lecturer using music and the spoken word to make an impact in education, social and racial justice, the environment, faith, and in human and civil rights. He is a teaching artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s CETA program, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and the Director of Music Education for the UU Living Legacy Project, leading civil rights pilgrimages throughout the South.

Moock began performing professionally 15 years after Harris. He made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit before turning his attention to family and educational music after the birth of his twins in 2006. He has since garnered a 2013 Grammy nomination and three Parents’ Choice Gold Medals for his children’s albums, and has become a regular performer of assemblies and residencies for students on subjects ranging from social justice to language arts.

The Strand Family Series presents live public performances from visiting artists, designed for all ages to enjoy. Additional shows this spring include 123 Andrés on April 30; and STEMusic on May 21. Tickets are offered at a Pay-What-You-Can scale thanks to support from First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.

Grant support for the Strand Family Series shows has been provided by the Maine Arts Commission and the New England Foundation for the Arts. In-kind sponsorship has been generously provided by the Rockland Harbor Hotel.

The COVID safety policies currently in place at the Strand can be found on the theater’s website. For more information and tickets, visit, call (207) 594-0070 or email The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.