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Concert series features Mes Amis Jan. 16

Jan 03, 2020
Mes Amis

Searsmont — On Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. gypsy guitar trio Mes Amis will be setting the Searsmont Town Library concert series on fire with their fret board magic.

Mes Amis Gypsy Jazz trio is led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth. The band plays an infectious mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many of Lynnworth’s original compositions.

Appealing to listeners young and old alike, the insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies are easy on the ears for those unfamiliar with jazz, and yet can stand the scrutiny of an aficionado. As it was so aptly put by Rich Tozier, host of MPBN Radio’s Jazz Tonight: “Who couldn’t like that?”

The core of the band is a trio, with Lynnworth handling the vocals and much of the lead work. Backing him up are friends Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on the upright bass. Harry provides "La Pompe," the steady backbeat typical of the style, while Wells delivers an authoritative thump as he holds down the bottom. Both Harry and Wells are capable soloists as well - and Wells is quick with his bow when necessary.

Admission is free and the snow date is Jan. 23. The library is located at 47 Main St./Route 131. The Winter 2020 Ensemble Concert Series is graciously funded by the Onion Foundation. Call 342-5549 for more information.

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