Saturday, January 12, 2019
Scott Ave Stage.
Already a veteran of hundreds of live performances as well as having released 6 CD’s, fifteen year old Roman Barten-Sherman has been singing and playing the blues since he was a young child. In his repertoire, he embodies a rare mastery of pre-war acoustic country blues, skillfully moving from the slide guitar virtuosity of Mississippi Fred McDowell to the complex finger style playing of Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Blake. He has traveled to learn directly from legendary blues musicians such as David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Guy Davis, Corey Harris, Roy Bookbinder and Robert Belfour. In 2018, he released 2 new CD’s, the first-Roman Barten-Sherman is a collection of original finger style blues improvisations, the second-Searching the Desert for the Blues, a collaboration with Tom Walbank (playing harmonica), is a scorching compilation of pre-war and North Mississippi hill country blues interpretations.Website
Jack Dwyer is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and teacher based in the Pacific Northwest. He records and performs original music under his own name and works as a freelance picker with some of the most respected Northwest and nationally-based musicians. He tours year round, teaches privately, and operates a recording studio in Port Townsend, WA. Formerly a resident of Portland, OR, he taught on the music faculty at Lewis and Clark College for 7 years.
Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at the Homestead National Monument working on her first solo release Seed & Silo—an album of original songs based on Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy and the stories of early homesteaders in the U.S. The album was officially released through Sky Island Records on 20 July 2018.Website
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Along Downtown’s Streets
Also at 2nd Saturdays
Good Shepherd Ranch will provide carriage rides at a minimal charge.
Look for them on Congress St. between 6-10pm.
You can check them out at www.atagoodshepherd.webs.com.