George Rossi will play a concert of familiar songs Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Jesup library. “Hand claps, toe taps, and singing along are encouraged,” he said. PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUP LIBRARY

Rossi to play folk, Americana

BAR HARBOR — George Rossi will present “Cover to Cover,” a concert featuring Americana and folk music, Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Rossi plays both the guitar and harmonica. The concert will “focus on the music of the singers and songwriters that have influenced me and folks of my generation from the 1960s up to the present day,” he said. “Hand claps, toe taps, and singing along are encouraged.”

Rossi, who is originally from Long Island, plays music for residents of Birch Bay Village, patients at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, and at other locations around the area. He is also a member of the Big Moose Contra Dance Band which plays at the Jesup’s monthly contra dance on the fourth Saturday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Maxx Meether and Friends kick off the Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series with an afternoon of jazz.

Meether, who plays the drums, will be accompanied by Bailey Giles on the tenor saxophone. The duo have been playing together since they were in fifth grade. Meether has played the drums since the age of 11 and started playing jazz in middle school. He is currently enrolled in the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford studying jazz performance. Giles started playing the saxophone in the fifth grade. He is in his second year at the University of Southern Maine and is studying music performance.

Other concerts in the series include theater classics with Kate Hall performing theater classics Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and Ed Liu and Basile Tarchini performing “Classical with a modern twist” Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. All these concerts are free and open to the public.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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