Sat, Oct 22|
Nightingale's Acoustic Café
Ron Anthony and Paul Loether
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nightingale's Acoustic Café, 68 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA
About the event
Ron Anthony cites Tom Rush, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, and John Hammond, among others as seminal influences in developing his own style. His performances rely heavily on his original tunes delivered with a smooth baritone voice and an acoustic guitar style that simultaneously combines flat picking and finger picking. Overall, his music reflects a mixture of folk, country, blues, and jazz with lyrics that “tell a good story without being trite.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abfaFTkUQTw Ron has performed extensively across Southern New England at songwriters’ showcases and open mics—from as far north as Hallowell, Maine to as far south as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He has appeared frequently on local radio stations, shared the stage with other national-caliber artists, and is a past winner of the Connecticut Blues Society competition for Best Solo Blues Artist.
Paul Loether covers of a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music—from Stephen Foster, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Tom Paxton, to Bill Staines, Nanci Griffith, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Carrie Newcomer, and John McCutcheon. A right-handed sometimes songwriter who plays “lefty,” Paul’s usually topical originals are known for their well-crafted, clever, and often humorous lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI5z_4YtfCE Over the past two decades, he has performed primarily in the Baltimore/metro Washington, DC area and across Rhode Island, both as a “solo” act and as a vocalist, stand-up bass and guitar player for the popular Chesapeake Bay-area band Silver Strings MD. Paul donates all proceeds from the sale of his most recent CDs—Late Night Radio and Together Again with Friends—to nonprofits that help feed the hungry among us.