Live with the Friends is made possible by the generous support of these Friends of Huron Public Library, in collaboration with area musicians and music students:
Angry Bull Steakhouse, Inc., Arby’s (Huron), Domino’s Pizza- Huron, Holiday Harbor Marina, Inc., Huron ACE Hardware, Huron Lagoons Marina, Inc., Huron Lakeshore Laundry, Huron Market, Huron Rotary Club, Label Aid, Inc., Lake Erie Aerie 2875, F.O.E., Lighthouse Real Estate, Linda Armstrong RE/MAX Quality Realty, Thomas Sprunk, Attorney-at- Law, Vacationland Federal Credit Union
Cellocentric features guitarist Doug Wood joining ranks with Cellist Carolina Borja and Bassoonist Arleigh Savage. Wood's New/Age fingerstyle guitar work blends with Borja's classically- and latin-punctuated Cello work, and Savage's's rich melodic overtones on the Bassoon. Each of their unique talents blends into a crossover featuring a sense of jazzy improvisation mixed with virtuosic classical elements.
The Eric Everett Jazz is a consummate, long-running musical group featuring Huron Native Eric Everett on drums, Charlene Smythe on vocals, Tom Jares on guitar and vocals, Matt Tieman on Saxophone, and Paul Lorz on bass. EEJ plays a wide-ranging selection of classic jazz andcontemporary jazz-styled standards from Bill Evans and Miles Davis to The Beatles and Stevie Wonder. EEJ has a lengthy list of client-based experience from private parties, fundraisers, wedding cocktail hours to fine dining jazz restaurants and clubs in the Cleveland area. Recent Huron appearances have included the Old Fish House and Huron Rotary Fine Arts Festival. Eric first studied jazz music under former HHS band director Kris Burt in the early 80's. Greg Bauman, a well-respected area musician and Huron Public Library performer, has been an influential drumming mentor to Eric for several decades. Eric is also a contributing writer for DrumHead Magazine, and has interviewed a wide variety of successful musicians including Sheila E.
April 22, 3 - 4:30 pm
Les Powers formed the North Fork Rounders (Old Time String Band) in 1976 in Licking Co. Through several iterations, the outfit enjoyed two and a half decades of fine music making around Ohio and the region before Les's son, Caleb joined the band in 2001 at age 14. The group performed as a trio with the two Powers boys as well as Les's lifelong musical partner-in-crime, Michael Hopper until Michael's son, Matthew joined in 2009, offering his voice and bass skills to the mix. Since Michael's passing in 2012, the Rounders have continued to carry to torch of high-energy fiddling and eclectic traditional song repertoire around Ohio and beyond, sometimes as a trio, sometimes with a little help from their friends.