Indie-folk to jazz at Rock City

Aug 09, 2017
Nora Cavin, center, will perform with Eric Davis, left, and Aaron Clarke.

Rockland — Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will present indie-folk trio Pandafan Friday; and jazz vocalist Nora Cavin Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19. The live music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. each night.

Students at SUNY/Purchase comprise Pandafan, inspired by the haunting harmonies of bands such as Fleet Foxes and First Aid Kit; and finding kindred spirit in the complex production of The Decemberists and Lord Huron. The trio’s influences range from the Carter Family to Radiohead; the result is a unique blend of vocal harmonies and energetic melodies. Pandafan features vocalist/violinist Grace DeNatale; multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Delaney Hafener; and singer/songwriter and guitarist Stella Emmett.

Vocalist Nora Cavin’s annual summer tour of Gold Standards from the American Songbook comes to Rock City with Rockland’s Aaron Clarke on guitar and Owls Head’s Eric Davis on bass. Both are in-demand musicians. Clarke, just graduated from USM, can be heard playing everywhere from the concert hall to the theater pit and in rock and jazz venues. And Davis performs with Three Button Deluxe, BCD Jazz Trio, Bel-Isle Jazz Group, Wayne DeLano Jazz Quartet and his own Eric Davis Jazz Group. Cavin, who started singing at open mics in New York City jazz clubs, presented her first full show in 2012 at Rock City.

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

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