Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is not only an exceptional musician and songwriter (winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition), but the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, and author of Rock Troubadours (featuring his interviews with such artists as Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Dave Matthews) and other books on music.
An Evening of Story & Song is pleased to partner with the Amelia Island Book Festival to present JPR in concert in Burns Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish.
Rodgers plays dynamic original songs shaped by roots music and rock, and delivered with extraordinary instrumental range: from the luminous love song Humming My Way Back Home, performed on the oddball three-stringed instrument known as a Strumstick; to the story song Sycamore Tree, spoken and sung over a joyous percussion groove; to blazing bluegrass guitar on his John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Fly. At turns wryly funny and piercingly personal, Rodgers uses his writer’s eye for detail to tell emotionally moving tales of modern life.
“Folk music with a serrated edge… a magical blend of storytelling and driving flattop guitar.” –Andy Ellis (Guitar Player, Frets)
“Songs that fill the senses.” –Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard
“Beautiful original songs… Humming My Way Back Home is an album to listen to when you want to contemplate the everyday things of life.” –Rootstime (Belgium)
Reservations only by advance donation. Seating is limited. Hosted by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman.
$25 advance donation – VIP reservation includes: 6:30 pm pre-concert meet and greet with the artist, hors d’ oeuvres, and preferred seating.
$15 advance donation – Reserved Seating: Doors open 7:15 pm
$20 donation at the door – General Seating
All proceeds benefit the Amelia Island Book Festival.
For more about the songwriter/author, visit www.JeffreyPepperRodgers.com.