The Connor Garvey Band — Ben Cosgrove opens
Award-winning singer-songwriter Connor Garvey will bring his all-star band from Portland, Maine to perform at the Old Sloop Presents concert series Saturday, March 11. The performance will be in the handicap-accessible Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. at 7:30pm. Composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Cosgrove will open the show.
Connor Garvey has the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. Connor leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way that proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. Listeners are often drawn to Connor’s engaging performance style, accomplished musicianship, and memorable melodies, but his lyrics have a depth and sincerity that allow the listener to find meaning beyond the catchy hook.
Ben Cosgrove travels constantly all over the country, performing a unique variety of original instrumental music that explores themes of landscape, geography, and environment while straddling a line between folk and classical music. His performances have been described as “electric and exhilarating”, and his music as “stunning” and “compelling and powerful.”
Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for those age 18 and under. Visit oldslooppresents.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $25 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $50 for families.