2014 Hometown Roots Concert Series

Individuals of all ages are invited to a series of performances inspired by American musical traditions when the Library's "2014 Hometown Roots Concert Series" continues at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The series continues on Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 p.m. featuring three local songwriters who will share their original material. Myah Evans is a self-taught musician who has devoted herself to creating emotionally charged lyrics and melodies. Cara Jean Marcy, who will be joined by cellist Grover Parido, presents a unique style of songwriting that reveals a balancing act of personal experience and inevitable human truth. Luke Austin Daugherty believes in collaboration and improvisation while playing acoustic and electric guitars with harmonica and live loops. The diversity among these talented performers in the songwriter genre will make for a great afternoon of original music.

A returning crowd favorite will be featured on Sunday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m. when the high energy percussion ensemble CLANG! performs. Consisting of percussionists Michael Beck, Brian E. Paulson and Joe O'Connell, CLANG will perform on such instruments as Steel Pan drums, Cajon drums, Djembe drums, talking drums and more unusual percussion instruments from around the world. With an energy that makes your body shake in rhythm and a penchant for interacting and taking a wacky direction on homemade and exotic percussion instruments, CLANG will improvise on whatever they have at hand to set your feet a tappin' and make you smile!

This year's series concludes with an afternoon of jazz on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. It will feature a performance of selections from the American Songbook along with jazz standards by The Bruce Polson Quartet with saxophonist Rich Cohen. Then, contemporary jazz vocalist Cynthia Layne will perform with her band a mix of groove-based R&B with strong jazz undertones.

This series is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
For more information about this free Library series, call 275-4099 or visit www.indypl.org.