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Saturday Coffeehouse

Spend Saturday Evening at the Rowland Coffeehouse 

A Night at of the Arts Featuring outstanding musicians, singers, dancers and more! the 3rd Saturday of the month…

Check out Photos & Videos of past performances!

Gregg Cagno: is an American songwriter and touring performer in the singer/songwriter and folk genres. His ease of phrasing and clear, warm baritone communicates joy, wit, love and whatever else comes to mind without pretense. His guitar playing is bold and bassy, negotiating enlightening open tunings and various worldly rhythms like it was a roll through the park. Like just a small handful of other instrument intensive singer/songwriters – Willy Porter comes to mind, and Michael Hedges – Gregg Cagno is a studied and experienced performer and entertainer. Comfortable and warm with an audience, he’s as creative an interpreter of other’s works as he is his own. www.greggcagno.com

Lily Mae is 15 years old and  is excited about her future in music ! She has gotten terrific responses from the famed producer, Dan Romer (producer for Ingrid Michaelson and Jenny Owen Youngs), who was taken with Lily’s home recordings and posted it on his website. Likewise, popular indie recording artists, Jenny Owen Youngs and Bess Rogers, have also posted about Lily’s recordings and performances of their music. Lily has also been co writing songs with her sister.  http://www.lilymaemusic.com http://www.youtube.com/user/lilymaemusic/videos   

Jim Arkus is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, playing acoustic and electric guitar, mountain dulcimer, and bass. Jim is strongly influenced by the country blues musicians of the 1930′s, as well as contemporary folk and rock acts. He possesses a powerful voice and a style which is somehow innovative and traditional at the same time. http://www.jimarkus.blogspot.com/ and please Like the Facebook page as well:  http://www.facebook.com/JimArkus1

Christian Roebling: a singer-songwriter who made his debut at John & Peter’s in New Hope PA and his NYC debut at Lucille’s at BB King’s Blues Club. His first CD was entitled LEAVE HERE RUNNIN’ and featured Dan Rieser on drums (Nora Jones/Little Willies) and Tim Luntzel (Jesse Harris / Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes) on Bass. His next CD was a solo effort entitled DEATH DEFYING. Today, he gets to play with his daughter Sofia. She keeps him on his toes… “I get to play guitar for her and drive the car.”  See more from this man of many talents!

Sofia Szul made her professional debut at the age of 6 by doing a voice over for Sesame Street with Elmo! She has been singing since she could talk and boppin’ her head before she could walk. In 2012, Sofia appeared as Melanie in GREY STREET: The Musical that premiered at The Actor’s Chapel in St. Malachy’s Church in NYC. She comes out to sing, tell the truth and gets to the emotion… just LISTEN!

Barry Peterson came to Bucks County from Princeton New Jersey 20 years ago, is a solo guitarist (at Karla’s in New Hope every Monday for several years now) and singer-songwriter inclined toward humor and parody. His “Tootsie Poppa” character–and-show is a fixture in Delaware Valley retirement communities. Barry is currently trying to break into print with “Ballad of America,” a year-by-year rhyming-verse history of the U.S. from 1750 to the present.

Working Class Hussys is an original alternative rock band with a southern blend. The band is currently working on a set of songs about driving and life on the road, based on recent songs from Gentles’ experience driving a truck to make ends meet while pursuing his musical career. Currently his two releases, Diary of A Blue Collar Cracker and Urban Country are widely distributed on the internet and on iTunes. http://workingclasshussys.com  https://www.facebook.com/WCHBand

Katie and Brian Lynch: Both siblings have both been involved in music for many years, albeit on different paths. Brian has been performing in the greater Philadelphia area in bands such as KB noise, Polish Mafia, and R & B. Katie had more involvement in theatre, appearing in several plays. Apart from appearing in plays, Katie was always involved in writing lyrics and music. Having collaborated on a few projects here and there over the past couple of years, they decided to make a commitment to writing and performing together on a more regular basis and are now bringing their act to the live stage. Drawing influences from a wide variety of genres, the duo has a folky, singer/songwriter feel, with some splashes of their more diverse influences occasionally mixed in.   Check out a video from Katie & Brian’s last performance!

PROGRESSIVE GROOVE EXPERIMENT taps into a myriad of musical influences and  reinvents what can be done with “groove” oriented music.  The four piece band breaks new ground as they perform popular “cover” and “original” music in unusual and exciting ways.  Timothy Jordan (2-time major recording artist for Capital and Atco Records) and Audric Jankauskas (Guitar Player Magazine’s SoundPage fusion category winner) complement each other’s distinct styles of guitar playing, as bassist Mitch Shelly and drummer Jack Weinstein lock up and sustain the grooves to be played upon.  Listen to the Groove and find out more about the band! http://www.pgemusic.comhttp://www.timjordanmusic.comhttp://www.aujanmusic.com/

Fiddlesticks: Nancy Shill and Charlie Pellegrino have a tight sound, with vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and mandolin playing honed over years of performing around the Delaware Valley. Nancy learned her rhythmic fiddle style in West Virginia where she played with such old timers as Melvin Wine and Wilson Douglass. She called square dances and belonged to a clog dancing troupe. Charlie’s guitar playing and singing have been well known in the river towns between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His quality baritone singing voice and upbeat guitar style are a treat for all listeners - Have a listen!

Richard Jarboe: Poet, playwright composer and lyricist. His first book of poetry was entitled ‘Trash Marks the Spot’. His music and stories are powerful and impressive http://richardjarboe.foliotek.me/

Greg Merkle: is a guitar virtuoso who performs his own remarkable compositions. His dizzying finger-tapping style is intricately technical yet intrinsically beautiful. Greg enjoys a cult-like following in his native New Jersey, and has also opened for musicians like Taj Mahal, John Hammond Jr., Iris Dement and Johnny Cash. http://gregmerkle.com/

Lyle Rickards plays old time music for a modern world.  A multi-instrumentalist, he plays dulcimer, fiddle, and autoharp, putting his own spin on the tradition. Check out his performance at the Coffeehouse!

Anker: is a solo acoustic singer/songwriter currently living in Cranbury, NJ. He grew up in Upstate NY where Woodstock was a daily news piece. Although it was the ‘80’s & ‘90’s when he lived in NY, the Woodstock vibe along with modern acoustic rock can be found in the stories of Anker’s songs. Anker’s self-produced debut CD “Deliver Down” was released worldwide on August 7, 2012 to all digital music retailers. CD copies are available at all shows and CDBaby. “Deliver Down” is the organic middle ground between solo-acoustic and a full band. Anker layers his acoustic guitar, a ukulele (and a bass on some tracks) to bring out the hooks and infectious melodies. This album gives Anker the chance to explore his songs and present them with more detail and fuller arrangements without getting lost in the noise of a band which would take away the charm of his acoustic roots. anker@ankermusic.com  Find Anker on Facebook 

John Danaher: born in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia Pa. and raised in Levittown, Newtown and New Hope, Pa., John’s musical influence started early with family members who were Philadelphia Mummers as well as writers and publishers. His grandfather Harold Ford was a piano player & arranger for big band artist Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians. He is an award winning singer/songwriter who has toured, worked, and or shared the stage with Arlo Guthrie, Bela Fleck, Derek Trucks, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Grover Washington Jr., Huey Lewis, Poco, Graham Parker and others. The Documentary Film about New Hope, Pa. “Embraceable You”, featured John’s song “Give it Time” earning him Best Rock Song in a Documentary Film by the Garden State Film Festival 2010. John continues playing with The Quietmen, teaching and recording and is currently working on an album and tour of Europe & the USA. http://www.mergingmusic.com/

Novo RodeoIn recent years, you may have seen Greg Nease, Suzannah Sabin and John Mazzeo performing together and with other artists in the Princeton-Trenton area. Early in 2012, the three made their association official by creating the Novo Rodeo performance project. As the “Rodeo”, they perform their favorite songs, spanning many decades, as well as their own and friends’ originals, including “Rosie”, “Say It” and “Stoning’ Joanie”. The trio delivers with a bit of country smokiness — but like any good rodeo fare, there’s often a surprise or two. You can find Novo Rodeo on Facebook at “2nd Shift Music“.

Wilson Weed: a resident of Lambertville, NJ.  He has recently performed  at the Logan Inn and the Lambertville House.  His reggae-folk style can be compared to James Taylor and Jack Johnson.  He enjoys telling stories through his music and will give you some insight into what the song is about which will usually have the listener laughing before the music begins. http://www.wilsonweed.com/home Check out his performance at the Coffeehouse!

Tuning into the Fall

While the Rowland Coffeehouse (along with many others) are on vacation in August – please tune back in for the evening of September 15th.

or spend some time listening to past performances!

For information and interest in performing contact 267.987.7855 or email mergingmusicinc@gmail.com  or jennifer.lata@gmail.com

September 15th 7-10pm

Katie and Brian Lynch: Both siblings have both been involved in music for many years, albeit on different paths. Brian has been performing in the greater Philadelphia area in bands such as KB noise, Polish Mafia, and R & B. Katie had more involvement in theatre, appearing in several plays. Apart from appearing in plays, Katie was always involved in writing lyrics and music. Having collaborated on a few projects here and there over the past couple of years, they decided to make a commitment to writing and performing together on a more regular basis and are now bringing their act to the live stage. Drawing influences from a wide variety of genres, the duo has a folky, singer/songwriter feel, with some splashes of their more diverse influences occasionally mixed in.   Check out a video from Katie & Brian’s last performance!

Christian Roebling: a singer-songwriter who made his debut at John & Peter’s in New Hope PA and his NYC debut at Lucille’s at BB King’s Blues Club. His first CD was entitled LEAVE HERE RUNNIN’ and featured Dan Rieser on drums (Nora Jones/Little Willies) and Tim Luntzel (Jesse Harris / Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes) on Bass. His next CD was a solo effort entitled DEATH DEFYING. Today, he gets to play with his daughter Sofia. She keeps him on his toes… “I get to play guitar for her and drive the car.”  See more from this man of many talents!

Sofia Szul made her professional debut at the age of 6 by doing a voice over for Sesame Street with Elmo! She has been singing since she could talk and boppin’ her head before she could walk. In 2012, Sofia appeared as Melanie in GREY STREET: The Musical that premiered at The Actor’s Chapel in St. Malachy’s Church in NYC. She comes out to sing, tell the truth and gets to the emotion… just LISTEN!

PROGRESSIVE GROOVE EXPERIMENT taps into a myriad of musical influences and  reinvents what can be done with “groove” oriented music.  The four piece band breaks new ground as they perform popular “cover” and “original” music in unusual and exciting ways.  Timothy Jordan (2-time major recording artist for Capital and Atco Records) and Audric Jankauskas (Guitar Player Magazine’s SoundPage fusion category winner) complement each other’s distinct styles of guitar playing, as bassist Mitch Shelly and drummer Jack Weinstein lock up and sustain the grooves to be played upon.  Listen to the Groove and find out more about the band! http://www.pgemusic.comhttp://www.timjordanmusic.comhttp://www.aujanmusic.com/