On Wednesday, August 13th, at 8:30 pm, North End Studios presents: Robinson & Rohe with special guests, Judson Kimble and Lizzy Fox. North End Studio A is located at 294 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a shared love of participatory music and American and Anglo folk song. As the duo Robinson & Rohe they have found opportunities to share this love with others in living rooms, concert venues, festivals, and celebrations, honing their skills as song leaders, balladeers and songwriters. Their performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making. Last year they co-produced Jean’s latest release with her 8-piece band, Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show (Laundry Line Records, 2013). Hailed as “masterful” (Daily News) and “enchanting” (Elmore) the album features Jean’s agile multilingual and literary songwriting and Liam’s experience as a multifaceted producer, songwriter, and composer of chamber music.
Judson Kimble is a fingerstyle guitarist whose music blends emotive percussive rhythms with delicate melodies, using an array of traditional and contemporary playing techniques. With bass, rhythm, melody and percussion all wrapped into one, Judson sets out to explore the possibilities of the solo six string acoustic guitar. Entirely self-taught, Judson never ceases to turn heads with his natural musical ability and technical innovation on the guitar. Following in the footsteps of fingerstyle guitar greats: Alex DeGrassi, Don Ross, Andy Mckee, and Antoine Dufour, Judson has found his own unique sound and style and is establishing himself as a prominent fingerstyle guitarist in the Northeast.
Lizzy Fox is a place-oriented poet from Vermont. She offers youth and adult writing courses, fully-embodied performances, and written works that evoke our spiritual longing for home. Her poetry is published in the Burlington Writers Workshop 2013 Anthology and the March 2014 issue of The Southern Tablet. Lizzy has co-directed five collaborative shows on gender, race, and healing, and in 2014 she was awarded the Laura J. Spooner Prize from the Poetry Society of Vermont for her poem, “Do Not Disturb.” Lizzy was a contributing writer and performer in the Helen Day Art Center’s 2013 Exposed Exhibition and artist Adria Arch has woven Lizzy’s words into an installation for the 2014 Exhibition. Last year, she released a spoken word album, Coming To.