8/6 Hamilton Concerts in the Park: Monk Rowe Trio Explores The Roots of Rock ‘n Roll

The Monk Row Trio dive into the roots of Rock in this educational exploration of American music.

The Monk Row Trio dive into the roots of Rock in this educational exploration of American music.

From Chuck Berry to Carl Perkins, the Monk Rowe Trio‘s Roots of Rock ‘n Roll will explore the signature sounds of early rock on Thursday, August 6th at 7 pm. Spanning the era from World War II to the early sixties, the Hamilton Village Green will reverberate with the pre-rock sounds of swing, R&B, country, and gospel, and plenty of chart-toppers from the era as well.

Monk Rowe on saxophone and piano, John Hutson on guitar and vocals and Tom McGrath on drums comprise the group, sure to “Shake, Rattle & Roll.” Bandleader Monk Rowe has a deep knowledge of jazz, delta blues, swing, and rock & roll. He shares his intimate knowledge of the music world through his workshops, live performances and recordings. Monk is a member of Hamilton College’s adjunct faculty for saxophone instruction, and since 1995 he has been Director of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive.

For more than a decade, Arts in the Park has provided area residents with an opportunity to enjoy free live music and participate in the arts community in the heart of downtown Hamilton. This season’s offerings run the gamut from folk to rock, big band to bluegrass, and bluesy Americana to concert band music. Closing out the summer concert series next week, fast-emerging indie trio Shivering Timbers brings their ethereal Americana harmonies and bluesy punk sensibilities to the green on Thursday, August 13th.

Enjoy an evening of music in a beautiful park setting! Come early with a picnic, or check out the local eateries. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FREE! Our rain location is the Colgate Inn on the village green for all shows.

Hamilton Arts in the Park is presented by the Village of Hamilton and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House. The Village of Hamilton is grateful for funds from the Decentralization Program. The Decentralization Program is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by CNY Arts in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. These funds are made possible with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more in depth information about the artists or the Village Series visit our event calendar on the EOH website at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call us at (315) 691- 3550.

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