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Acoustic duo makes music for library event

Jan 03, 2020
Rachel and John Nicholas

Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosts a concert by duo John and Rachel Nicholas in the historic Reading Room on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

John and Rachel Nicholas have been making music together for more than 30 years. Their compelling songs are anchored in the history of folk, roots and popular music and tell stories that are deep and true. Their soulful harmonies have been described as singing “with one voice.”

John and Rachel’s most recent EP, "House of Dreams," was released in August 2016 and spent a total of seven weeks on WERU’s most played CDs. From their previous release, "Here You Are," their songs "People Like Us" and "America, It’s You" were both award-winning entrants in The Great American Songwriting Contest in 2009.

Since moving to the Midcoast in 2012, John and Rachel have become known for hosting a music series at Harbor Square Gallery as well as for their collaborative band, The Lowdown, with fellow singer-songwriter David Dodson. They have also become regular features at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival. They have shared the stage with Dave Mallett, Patty Larkin, Chris Smither, Paul Sullivan, Mary Gauthier and many others throughout New England.

Their duo performance at Rockland Public Library will provide an opportunity to hear a 60-minute program of high-caliber original acoustic songs in an intimate setting. For more information, call 594-0310.

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