2016-02-25 / News

Folk duo to perform at McArthur March 13

Enjoy an afternoon of traditional and contemporary folk music at McArthur Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, with a performance by Simons & Goodwin.

Simons and Goodwin got their beginning in the 1960s when they met while performing in the Boston and Cambridge coffeehouses. Bob Simons was a single act while Renee Boghosian (later Goodwin) was performing with folk artist Bill Staines. Boston’s folk music scene in the 1960s was, along with New York’s Greenwich Village, teeming with folk performers who became major names in the industry. It was the place to be and it was the place to acquire the musical and performance skills needed to become successful as folk performers. Simmons’s and Goodwin’s individual talents came together in 2006.

While primarily a folk duo, Simons and Goodwin can treat country, old rock, jazz and blues standards with similar musical skill. In addition, they do a number of original songs including the song, “The Portland,” which is about the foundering of the steamer Portland in the great Portland Gale of 1898.

The duo has produced three CDs: “Buttermilk Hill,” “Come On Home” and

“Rough Cuts.” You can hear clips of their music at their Web page, http://www.simonsandgoodwin.com/clips.htm.

For more information about this free concert, call McArthur Library at 284-4181.

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