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RUNA
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present RUNA in concert Friday, February 28 at 7:30PM at the handicap accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.Celebrating its tenth anniversary as a band, Celtic-American roots music “super group” RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on the fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals.

When: Feb 28, 2020 7:30PM to Feb 28, 2020 10pm in Rockport, MA
Cost: Advance tickets are $20. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $25 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $50 for families.
Martyn Joseph
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Martyn Joseph in concert Saturday, March 21 at 7:30PMat the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters....and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances. Advance tickets are $12. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $14 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $28 for families.

When: Mar 21, 2020 12am to Mar 21, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA
Adam Ezra Group
When: Mar 27, 2020 8pm in Rockport, MA
Amy Speace
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Amy Speace in concert Saturday, April 4 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Nashville-based Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. "She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart," writes journalist Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville's "Music City Roots). "She's profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic." Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, who signed her to her own imprint Wildflower Records, Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices of the new generation of American folk singers. Her song "The Weight of the World" was named as the #4 Best Folk Song of the last decade by NYC's premiere AAA radio station, WFUV and was recorded by Judy Collins. Advance tickets are $12. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $15 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $30 for families.

When: Apr 4, 2020 12am to Apr 4, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA
Adrianne Lenker
When: Apr 24, 2020 8pm in Rockport, MA
Jon Shain and FJ Ventre
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Jon Shain and FJ Ventre in concert Saturday, May 2 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Jon won the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, out of a worldwide field of more than 260 competitors. Jon and FJ Ventre began playing music together in 1982 when they met in high school. In addition to performing as a sought after sideman, FJ spends his time behind the mixing board, engineering at his own studio. Advance tickets are $12. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $14 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $28 for families.

When: May 2, 2020 12am to May 2, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA
Jon Shain- FJ Ventre, Bassist
When: May 2, 2020 8pm in Rockport, MA
Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza in concert Saturday, May 30 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Carolann Solebello is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann's smooth, compelling voice and decidedly urban sense of rhythm bend traditional folk forms into contemporary shapes. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018. Shiver was produced by Joe Iadanza. Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, this Long Island, NY native understands the passionate struggle of the American dream. Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw. After coming on the scene in 2007, Joe's debut CD, Traveling Salesman was heralded by folk radio and picked by WFUV's John Platt as an honorable mention for one of his favorite albums of the year. Advance tickets are $12. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $14 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $28 for families.

When: May 30, 2020 12am to May 30, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA