Join us this summer for the Mystic & Noank Library's annual Roode Memorial Concert Series. It's a series of free outdoor concerts on the grounds of the Mystic & Noank Library. These concerts celebrate the lives of Mystic & Noank Library patrons Agnes and Carl Roode. The Roodes were longtime Mystic residents who loved music and the Library. Their family continues the tradition of honoring their legacy with a wonderful lineup of talented musicians in 2021. This summer's series features three local musicians from different genres and musical stylings. Social distance guidelines will be in place for everyone's safety. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place indoors in the Spicer Reading Room. Indoor attendance will be limited and the library will welcome the first 25 guests to arrive. No registration is necessary.
Thor Jensen: Thursday, June 17 at 6:30pm
Thor Jensen is a guitarist and singer based in New England. He's been a member of the Stephane Wrembel Band since 2015, performing the music of Django Reinhardt along with Wrembel's original compositions all over the U.S. and the world, on stage and in the studio. His solo shows blend his original music, instrumentals, and some of his favorite songs, with a strong presence of the American songbook. In 2019, Thor released an EP of original music, and has another full length record to be released later this year. Find out more on his website: https://www.thorjensenmusic.com/
Craig Edwards: Thursday, July 15 at 6:30pm
Craig Edwards has been called a "walking encyclopedia of American roots music styles." Playing fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, button accordion, and more, he's taken deep dives into Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes, Blues, Cajun, Chanteys, Irish, Zydeco, and other musical styles that breathe life into the communities that created them. His performance will take listeners on a tour of American music on fiddle, bano, and guitar through the range of 19th and early 20th century styles that laid the groundwork for American popular music. Find out more on his website: https://www.fiddlecraig.com/
Anna May: Thursday, August 19 at 6:30pm
Anna May is an indie singer-songwriter and Connecticut native. Her background as a dancer, autodidact, traveler, and pianist feeds her original music, and inspires her to weave wisdom into the music that she makes. Her music is pure memory, meditation, and escapism, streaked with tones of jazz, along with fresh twists on folk music. Anna has performed at many notable venues, including the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, the Boston Arts Festival, Folk Alliance International, Crying Wolf in Nashville, and many more. Anna's work has been featured in Medium, Thrive Global, Northern Public Radio, New Noise Magazine, among other publications. Find out more on her website: https://annamaymusic.com/