Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute at Book & Bar!
Featuring Leslie Mendelson * Jefferson Hamer * host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy Sassafras Ramsay * Ryan Fitzsimmons with Laurence Scudder and Jim Larkin
More info: http://bit.ly/jerry-tribute
In honor of Garcias 77th birthday, a stellar group of songwriters and acoustic instrumentalists comes together to celebrate his spirit and legacyas a guitarist, as a songwriter, and as an interpreter of American roots music.
JEFFERSON HAMER is a songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn. He performs with Eamon OLeary in the Murphy Beds, featuring harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki, and with the roots-rock ensemble Session Americana. Hamers 2013 Child Ballads album with Anaïs Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPRs top-ten folk releases of the year.
JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. He interviewed both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir and is author of a video series teaching Grateful Dead songs for acoustic guitar. Joining him is multi-instrumentalist/songwriter WENDY RAMSAY, his partner in the duo Pepper and Sassafras.
RYAN FITZSIMMONS, LAURENCE SCUDDER, and JIM LARKIN are fixtures of the Boston roots-rock scene and frequent collaborators. Fitzsimmons has steadily built a reputation as one of the Northeasts most compelling songwriters. In the words of Red Line Roots, he is a brutal force of nature on acoustic guitar. He plays with a fire and fierceness that cannot be tamed, or faked for that matter. Violist/singer/songwriter Laurence Scudder and bassist/drummer Jim Larkin perform with Spotted Tiger, Danielle M and the Glory Junkies, and many other Boston-area bands.
Portsmouth Book and Bar (View)
40 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03857
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