Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Books and Music

How cool is this? Live music during the afternoon at Water Street Bookstore. The store has a brand new renovated look, complete with couches to chill out and now they are hosting a group of live musicians on a regular basis.
Exeter resident Dick Kruppa is one of the members of the acoustic guitar trio Sylvan Roots that will be at the bookstore this Wednesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. and next Wednesday, May 28 at the same time.
From the group's myspace page www.myspace.com/sylvanroots are details on the group:

The birth of Sylvan Roots was spawned as three guitarists that enjoy acoustic music met and began playing together. The style of each member of the band is varied and comes from a long performance and listening tradition. Our music is driven by traditional folk, acoustic rock, protest-era songs of the 50’s and 60’s and also includes more contemporary sounds. The focus of Sylvan Roots’ music is the song. Some of our work is original but most of the music we do includes well-known and more obscure roots music of the folk and blues tradition, and includes influences as wide as Bill Staines, Woody Guthrie, Louis Armstrong, Nanci Griffith, and Tom Paxton. Sylvan Roots is comprised of Neal Zweig, guitarist (accompaniment and solo work); Dick Kruppa, vocals, guitar, banjo, & percussion; and Bob Moore, vocals and guitar. In addition to original work our musical influences stem from: World & American traditional, Jean Ritchie, Si Kahn, John Melencamp, Steve Goodman, Bill Staines, Stephen Foster, Woodie Guthrie, Sally Rogers, Tom Paxton, Ian Tyson, Malis & Artis, Hays & Sandburg, Wilkin & Gill, Gordon Lightfoot, Huddie Ledbetter, and others.

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