Brad Byrd, John Jerome, and Marina & Berna at Old Sloop Coffee House

December 14th at 7:30 pm

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Brad Byrd, John Jerome, and Marina & Berna at Old Sloop Coffee House

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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a triple bill featuring solo artists Brad Byrd and John Jerome and the duo Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.

Brad Byrd writes songs that occupy the rarely-explored middle ground between indie rock and alt-country. He’s a genre-spanning musician, carving out a diverse sound fueled by melody, detailed storytelling, and the instincts of a journeyman songwriter who began making Americana music long before the genre had a name. Byrd grew up in Massachusetts and lived in Rockport for a time, but now makes his home in Los Angeles.

Gloucester’s John Jerome blends rock, pop, country and a little hip-hop in a soulful and tasteful manner that is unique to him. Growing up, John was always sure that he wanted to be a performer, singing and mimicking artists such as the Beatles, Paul Simon and the Eagles. John continues to hone his craft and is always finding new approaches to songwriting and storytelling.

Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni are an international folk/Americana duo who divide their time between Marina’s native Rockport and Bernardo’s native Italy. Combining Marina’s strong, sultry vocals, effortless melodies, and unusual lyrics with the raw, gritty edge of Berna’s slide guitar, sweet mandolin stylings, and vocal harmonies, the duo’s sound has been refined over years spent together on the road, the stage, and in the studio.

Advance tickets are $10. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $24 for families.