Passerine Play At Charles And Myrtle's Friday, George Wothmore On Saturday

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Passerine will perform at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Friday at 8 p.m.  and George Wothmore will play on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. 

Review for Passerine:

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With this unusual arrangement of voices and instruments, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.  

Review for George Wothmore: 

George as been a New York City legend for 20 years, began with a one-year stint as a guitarist with Kinky Friedman. He's played backup guitar for Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Lou Christy, and The Platters. He has also played shows as a second guitarist with Hot Tuna. 

He emigrated to South Africa in 1997 where he owned and operated the world famous Blues Room, that country's number one, award winning, live music venue. 

Since 2004 he has expanded his performing into film and TV and has acted with William H. Macy, Robert Vaughn, and Ron Perlman.

His current show is a tour de force of solo acoustic guitar, from Ragtime to Blues, with some Bach thrown in for the more serious appreciators of the instrument. The music is interlaced with humorous comments and amusing stories about the songs and his experiences.


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