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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Brooks Graebner Extravaganza - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $20

This is a Faith & the Arts event celebrating Brooks & Chris Graebner's 27 years at St. Matthew's. Brooks has chosen the music and the participants! Besides myself and Lise Uyanik (we've been asked to sing Travelin' Shoes and others), Bill Kodros, Andrea Moore, David Arcus, and a string quartet. It will be a bitter-sweet evening as Brooks & Chris prepare to say good-bye.


Friday, September 29th, 2017

WHUP Radio 104.7 fm

Pass the Hat - 6:00-7:00

Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]
Price: free listening

I'll be singing songs live on the radio and talking to hosts Bob Johnson and Kirk Ridge about songwriting and who knows what else!!


Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Blue Note Grill

Mobile City Band benefit concert for Durham Central Park - 7:00 p.m.

Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]

more details later, when I know more!!


Past Dates

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Durham Arts Council

Third Fridays - 6:15 p.m.

Morris Street
Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: free

45 minute set.

gosh, the Arts Council is a beautiful setting. glad to be there.


Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Unity Center for Peace

special music for their morning service - 11:00

Chapel Hill North Carolina [map]

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

music for the market - 10:00 a.m.

University Place
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27516
[map]
Price: FREE!!

I'm no longer vending at the market so it will be good to see my former fellow venders and customers!!


Saturday, July 1st, 2017

ENO FESTIVAL

Eno Festival - 1:15 p.m.

Durham North Carolina [map]

I've got a half hour slot on the NC Songwriter's Coop Stage.

Come out and support local homegrown music!! 


Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Big Feat Productions

SoLaTiDo on the Scuppernong Recording

Shelby North Carolina [map]

A bunch of us songwriters headed to Columbia, NC for a long weekend in March.  There, we toured Somerset Place, a large restored plantation. It was a chilling experience.  We all wrote songs about our experience.

We'll be recording them with Richard Putnam at the helm.


Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Overdub Lane Studio

RECORDING

Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

The last day of recording!!!

Added Redbud, Circus Comin', Ready to Wear, and Swallowtail and did some more harmony tracks with Lise.

It's been great fun working with John Plymale.

Next up: mixing.


Friday, May 5th, 2017

Overdub Lane Studio

RECORDING!!!

Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

I recorded and worked on:

Shine with Charlie, Turn Toward Home, Call to Remember, Whether or Not, and Scuppernong.

Lise Uyanik, Cindy Stevens, my niece Jessa Tobin (a fine singer and  songwriter in her own right) and I added harmony tracks to Keep on Keeping On, Shine, Turn Toward Home, and It's a Call.


Friday, April 28th, 2017

Overdub Lane Studio

RECORDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

I'm working on my "Spring" album completing my romp around the seasons.

I was in the studio with Charlie Ebel (guitar) and Lew Wardell (bass) and we recorded Keep on Keeping On, A Fickle Wind, The Earth Has Learned to Sin, Go Without Fear, They're All Calling Out My Name, and Psalm 19.

Rick Keena came in the afternoon and the two of us did Water Will Take Us All.

Stay tuned!!!

 


Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Evening Prayer - 5:00 p.m.

Haw River North Carolina [map]
Price: free

I am delighted to be offering music for this contemplative service.


Sunday, March 19th, 2017

St. Mary's Chapel

St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle - 3:00 p.m.

corner of St. Mary's and Pleasant Green Roads
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]
Price: donation

St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing Circle in Concert at St. Mary’s Chapel

Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m.

The St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing Circle is going to have an almost-spring, almost-anniversary concert out at St. Mary’s Chapel on Sunday afternoon March 19th.

We have been gathering every month since April 2009 to sing because we enjoy each other’s company and singing in the context of prayer. Mostly, we sing with no music in front of us- only words- creating our own harmonies based on the voices present.  We often end a concert or a gathering with “How Can I Keep from Singing” because it clearly expresses why we are drawn to sacred song, why singing and praying with others strengthens our own faith, and why a song full of harmony and heart stirs the hearts of others.

Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear the music ringing,

it sounds an echo in my soul; how can I keep from singing?

We'll be singing our favorites. Please join us for this celebration.  All are welcome to come; donations will be accepted at the door.

 


Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Blue Note Grill

Janet Stolp's Birthday Bash - 7:00

Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]

Janet, Julee Glaub Weems, and I (3/4 of GraceNote) will sing a few songs.  Happy Birthday Janet!!


Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Private House Concert

Solo Concert - evening

Ocracoke Island North Carolina [map]

Thanks to Pete Vankevich for inviting me to do a house concert this winter.

Hope it doesn't snow!!


Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Murphey School

Murphey School Radio Show - 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

I'm doing two songs in the show: Keep on Keeping On and We'll See That Day Come Round.

So excited!!


Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Unity Center for Peace

special music for their morning service - 11:00 a.m.

Chapel Hill North Carolina [map]
Price: free

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Mary Rocap Solo Show - 4:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $10

part of the Faith & the Arts Series of St. Matthew's


Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

SECU Family House

Mary Rocap Solo - 7:00 p.m.

123 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27517
919-932-8000 [map]
Price: free

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Unity Center for Peace

Special Music for their service - 11:00 a.m.

Chapel Hill North Carolina [map]
Price: free

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Bartlett Reserve Retirement Center

One of a Few Songwriters - 2:00 p.m.

Durham North Carolina [map]
Price: free

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Unexposed Microcinema

July Jamboree Jam: 30 Poets, 30 Artists, 30 Bands, 30 Days: CityFolk - 7:00 p.m.

105 Hood Street, #5
Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: $5

CityFolk (Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, and myself) will be playing our eclectic brand of folk on Sunday, July 10 as part of this month-long festival celebrating the arts.

 


Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Unexposed Microcinema

July Jamborere Jam: 30 Poets, 30 Arts, 30 Bands, 30 Days: Solo Show - 7:30 p.m.

105 Hood Street, #5
Durham North Carolina 27701
Dur [map]
Price: $5

a solo show!! It's a great opportunity for me to sing my songs.  I've been writing more in the last couple of years and have a backlog to share!

 


Friday, June 10th, 2016

WOVV Radio Show

What's Happening on Ocracoke - 11:30 a.m.

Ocracoke North Carolina [map]

a guest on Peter Vankevich's Radio Show.

Thanks Peter!!!

I sang Scuppernong, The Earth has Learned to Sin (just written two days earlier while on the island), and Psalm 19 and we had a good conversation about songwriting. 


Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Camp New Hope

Benefit - 6-9

Chapel Hill NC
[map]

playing with Charlie, Lise, and Lew

plus the Women's Singing Circle will be doing a set too


Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Hillsborough Arts Council

Hillsborough Arts Council - 1:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Charlie, Lise, Lew and I will be singing at this outdoor location.  Part of the Hillsborough Arts Council Sculpture Show. 


Friday, April 15th, 2016

WHUP Radio 104.7 fm

Pass the Hat - 6-8pm

Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]
Price: listen in

I'll be a guest on Kirk Ridge's "Pass the Hat" radio show on Hillsborough's own fm radio station: WHUP 104.7. 

Streaming through www.whupfm.org

Should be fun!!  


Friday, April 8th, 2016

Eno River UU Fellowship

AU Benefit - 7:00 p.m.

4907 Garrett Rd.
Durham North Carolina 27707
US 919-361-1223 [map]
Price: $15

The Orange Durham chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is hosting a concert by political satirist and musician, Roy Zimmerman, on Friday, April 8 at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Garrett Road in Durham.  Charlie, Lise, Lew, and I are opening the show.


Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Habitat for Humanity Kick-off Event

Noon

Price: Free

I am the Guest Musician and I will be singing an Odetta song I that adapted that she adapted from Woody Guthrie: One Man's Hands. 


Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Murphey School

the 10th (!) Murpehy School Radio Show - 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circel CD Release Concert - 4:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $15

On Sunday, November 15, at 4:00 p.m., St. Matthew’s will host a concert celebrating The Women’s Singing Circle’s 3rd CD “Homecoming.”

We went into the studio this summer to record some of our favorite songs including: Kate Campbell’s “Jesus is the Way Home,” Sacred Harp’s “Holy Manna,” Keb Mo’s “Hand it Over,” Joe Newberry’s “Resurrection Day,” and two originals of mine as well.  Accompanying the singing were long-time music buddies: Charlie Ebel on guitar, Lew Wardell on bass, and Bob Mutter on percussion. Parish Musician David Arcus even added a couple of tracks: “Precious Lord” (which Andrea Edith Moore sings) and a moving medley of four of the songs on the CD.

Homecoming is dedicated, with appreciation, to the legacy of St. Mary’s Chapel’s and their Homecoming services and, in memory of those slain at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME, especially 79 year old Susie Jackson.  “Precious Lord” was added to the CD because it was her favorite hymn. 

The painting that graces the cover is one by former member and dear friend Ebeth Scott-Sinclair titled “Sunflower Harvest.”

 


Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Evensong - 5:00 p.m.

Haw River North Carolina [map]
Price: no charge

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Eno United Methodist Church

worship service - 11:00 a.m.

903 Eno Street
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
919-967-1523 [map]

I'll be singing some of my sacred songs at their worship service.


Saturday, April 25th, 2015

House Concert with Joe Woodson

House Concert

Joe asked me to open for him.

I'm honored!!!


Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Camp New Hope

Tastes & Tunes - 5:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill NC
[map]
Price: benefit

The Women's Singing Circle sang for this event.


Friday, March 27th, 2015

Carrboro Arts Center

Mobile City Band - 8:00 p.m.

300-G E. Main Street
Carrboro North Carolina 27510
US 919-929-2787 [map]
Price: $15 in advance; $12 ArtsCenterfr

Lise Uyanik and the Mobile City Band are back, coming to the ArtsCenter on Friday, March 27, so get ready to “Shut Up and Dance” again!  The group, which  performed their sultry hot R&B regularly in the area and beyond back in the day, is happy to be on stage again with the same players: Charlie Ebel on guitar, Jay Miller on sax and keys, Lew Wardell on bass, Rodger Tygard on drums and Sue Sneddon on percussion.  And of course, the fabulous singers, Mary Rocap, Ann Alexander, Shana Adams, and hopefully an appearance by Donna Giles. Lise fronts the band with her bold and beautiful vocals.
Don’t miss this reunion performance by one of the Triangle’s favorite bands.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Evensong (Women's Singing Circle) - 5:00 p.m.

Haw River North Carolina [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Murphey School

Murphey School Radio Show - 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Advent One Concert - 3:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $10

The St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle and Soul Cake (Bob Bedell, Curt Stagner, and David Wilson) will present at concert as part of St. Matthew's Faith and the Arts series.

Ushering in Advent and the season of Christmas.  


Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Binkley Baptist Church

Benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Chapel Hill [map]

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Murphey School

Murphey School Radio Show - 3:00 and 7:00

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

singing Jingles for this great radio show!!

Guests: Clyde Edgerton and Si Kahn


Monday, September 29th, 2014

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

music at the farmers market - 10:00

201 Estes Drive
Chapel Hill North Carolina [map]
Price: free

with my buddies Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, and Lew Wardell


Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Centerfest

NC Songwriters' Stage - 1:15 p.m.

Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: free

Charlie Ebel will join me at the NC Songwriter's Stage Sunday, September 21.


Sunday, September 14th, 2014

St. Mary's Chapel

St. Mary's Chapel Homecoming Service - 5:00 p.m.

corner of St. Mary's and Pleasant Green Roads
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]
Price: free

The celebration of the 62nd consecutive Homecoming service at St. Mary’s Chapel will be held on Sunday, September 14, at 5:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this once-a-year service of evening prayer in this Orange County landmark.  The Rev. Karen Barfield will officiate, the Rev. Lauren F. Winner will preach, and the St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing Circle will sing. 

The Rev. Dr. Lauren F. Winner is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Duke Divinity School, and serves at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Louisburg.  She is the author of several books, including Girl Meets God and Still; her next book, coming out this spring, is Wearing God, an examination of overlooked biblical images of God.  She and her husband Michael live in Durham, but fantasize about living in Hillsborough.

St. Mary’s was founded in 1759 as a ‘chapel of ease’ within the colonial St. Matthew’s Parish, so called because it was intended to provide a convenient place of worship for persons living too far away from the parish church.    

St. Mary’s Chapel is a wonderful part of our parish history.  Please plan to attend the 62nd annual service of homecoming in this beautiful sacred space on Sunday afternoon, September 14, at 5:00 p.m. and stay for the potluck supper following the service.  BBQ provided; bring side dishes to share.

 

St. Mary’s Chapel is located on the NE corner of St. Mary’s Road and Schley/Pleasant Green Road, 6.5 miles north of St. Matthew’s.


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

SECU Family House

St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle - 7:00 p.m.

123 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27517
919-932-8000 [map]
Price: private

The Women's Singing Circle will be singing for the residents of SECU House.


Monday, June 30th, 2014

SECU Family House

St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle - 7:00 p.m.

123 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27517
919-932-8000 [map]
Price: free

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Soloist at the funeral of isabelle Webb - 2:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]

Isabelle was one of the jewels of my parish family.  She had a quiet, steady, glowing presence amongst us.  Full of knowledge of our past but firmly connected to the present.

We have missed her already as she was unable to worship with us these last several months.

But she remained in our prayers then and does so now.

“We give heartfelt thanks for the good example of all your servants, especially Isabelle, who having finished her course in faith, now finds and rest and refreshment.” BCP

Rest in peace Isabelle.

 


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

SECU Family House

Mary, Lise, Charlie, & Lew - 7:00 p.m.

123 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27517
919-932-8000 [map]
Price: free

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church

Women's Singing Circle - 6:30 p.m.

Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]
Price: benefit

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Murphey School

Radio Show

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Motorco

Josh Lozoff and Friends - 9:00 p.m.

723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: I think it is free

This Friday, January 10th -- which would have been Bo's 67th birthday, some of his closest musician friends will gather to play a tribute show featuring Bo's greatest hits as well as some of his favorite covers (think Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and more). Led by Josh Lozoff, the band will feature Armand Lenchek, Alison Weiner, Ben Palmer, Aaron Turner, plus guest musicians so special, we don't even know who they are yet...

But One is Me!!

Dancing shoes not required, but certainly recommended.

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

st. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle Christmas CD Concert - 4:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

CD Release Concert: Venite Adoramus

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Murphey School

The Murphey School Radio Show - 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]

I'll be part of the ensemble cast of characters singing jingles and maybe I'll get to do the school song again.

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Caffe Driade

opening for Joe Linus - 8:00 p.m.

chapel hill North Carolina 27514
US [map]
Price: pass the hat

Joe is an old friend who is back on a music visit from Mill Valley, CA. He's a great song writer, a real poet. And an old Somethymer.

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Camp New Hope

Coffee House Benefit - 7:00

Chapel Hill NC
[map]

The Friday evening entertainment will launch a weekend "Michaelmas Festival" being sponsored by the Christian Community Church, a Movement for Religious Renewal.
I'm wondering if I know any songs about the archangel Michael.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Schley Grange

Schley Grange Program - 7:00 p.m.

Hwy 57 and Schley Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
[map]

Bringing the St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle with me. We'll do a program for the Grange. Thanks Peter Kramer for the invite!!

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Carrboro Town Commons

NC Folklife Institute - 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Price: free

I'll be playing with Charlie Ebel, Lise Uyanik, and Bob Mutter.
We're holding up the Folk Tradition for this big birthday party of the Folklife Institute.
There will be music from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

CenterFest: Family/Food Court

CenterFest - 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: free

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Patterson Mill

1st Annual Patterson Mill-About - TBA

5109 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27517
919-493-8149 [map]

a benefit to support: Women Starting Over after 50
I'm singing!

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The Depot

Freddy Bradburn and The Real Thing - 7:00 p.m.

246 S. Nash Street
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
919-643-3768 [map]
Price: your tips!!

The wonderful songwriter and friend, Freddy Bradburn with the harmony vocals of Lise Uyanik, Megan Whitted, and myself. Charlie Ebel helping out on lead guitar.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Faith & the Arts: The Gospel Jubilators - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $15

The St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle will open the program.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Murphey School

Murphey School Radio Show - 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]
Price: Brown Paper Tickets

Georgann Eubanks invited me to sing the school song to open the show!! I am also singing some jingles for the show sponsors with Cindy Stevens. The show is a benefit for SEEDS and BOOK HARVEST and celebrates the music and writing talents of NC.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

The Depot

Benefit for the Church of the Advocate - 4:00-8:00 p.m.

246 S. Nash Street
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
919-643-3768 [map]

I'm playing from 4:00-5:00.
This is a benefit to help raise money to move a historic church that has no congregation to Chapel Hill for the Church of the Advocate which has a congregation but no church.
Tim Wells & Friends and The Hushpuppies are also playing.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The Depot

Freddy Bradburn - 7:30 p.m.

246 S. Nash Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
919-643-3768 [map]
Price: free

I'll be adding harmony to the songs of dear friend Freddy Bradburn, from Marion NC. Lise Uyanik, Megan Whitted, and I will be his chorus.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

FeST - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

I be doing a short set of seasonal songs in the church as part of FeST, a fundraiser for the church.

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Service of Remembrance - 5:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: no charge - worship service

I'm doing the music.
All Saints' Sunday - Service of Remembrance for those who have died this past year of which there are many. It's been a hard year here at the church.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Carrboro Arts Center

NC Songwriter's Coop Song Contest - 7:00 p.m.

Carrboro North Carolina 27510
US [map]
Price: $10.00

I am one of eight finalists chosen for the 2012 NC Songwriters' Coop Annual Song Contest. My two songs are: "Once I Held in High Regard" and "a half a dozen things" have been selected. Wish me well!!!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Saxapahaw General Store

Lise, Charlie, & Mary - 6:30 p.m.

1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw NC 27340
336-376-5332 [map]

a great place to eat. a beautiful location by the Haw River. this is what they say about themselves:
"We are a freedom of choice store where all are welcome. We provide as much local food as possible while also supporting other sustainable production methods. We provide service as a higher calling."

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Carrboro Music Festival

NC Songwriters Coop Stage - 3:30-4:00

Carrboro North Carolina 27510
[map]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Depot

CityFolk - 7:30 p.m.

246 S. Nash Street
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
919-643-3768 [map]
Price: pass the hat

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Centerfest

North Carolina Songwriters Coop Stage - 11:55-12:35

Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Caffee Driade

Mary, Lise, & Charlie - 7:30 p.m.

1215-A E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514
919-942-2333 [map]
Price: pass the hat

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Eno Festival

11:00 a.m.

Durham NC [map]

I'll be at the Chimney Rock Stage

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Depot

7:30 p.m.

246 S. Nash Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
919-643-3768 [map]
Price: pass the hat

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Carrboro ArtsCenter

Carrboro NC 27510
[map]

Mobile City Band Show

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

10:00 a.m.

University Mall behind Southern Season
Chapel Hill NC 27514
[map]
Price: free

playing with Charlie Ebel and maybe Lise Uyanik if she can make it!

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

WCOM:103.5 Radio Show

Licks & Lyrics - 3:00 p.m.

Price: free radio show

going on the radio with Lise and Charlie

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church

Deep December Dreams Concert - 7:30 p.m.

1902 Perry Street
Durham North Carolina 27705
919-286-5586 [map]
Price: no charge

I'll be singing mostly from Deep December Dreams. Charlie Ebel, Lise Uyanik, and Bob Mutter will be there as well as some awesome harmony singers.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

WCOM Radio Show

Licks and Lyrics: The NC Songwriters Show - 3:00 p.m.

103.5 FM
Carrboro North Carolina 27510
[map]
Price: free

WCOM is a community radio station and serves Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Old Christmas - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $10

Lee Smith and the St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle
The Scotch-Irish pioneers who settled in the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains carried on many Old World traditions that harkened back hundreds of years. Mountain people knew the Day of Epiphany as “Old Christmas.” They regarded the Eve of Epiphany (January 5) as a night when the Holy Spirit would be manifest upon the earth in many subtle ways.
Join us in the church as Lee Smith reads her account of Old Christmas from her novel, Fair and Tender Ladies. The Women’s Singing Circle will sing carols, both old and new, and will be joined by a wonderful harpist from Chapel Hill, Ericka Patillo.
Tickets are $10 and available from the church office.

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Poetry Reading: Marielle Prince - 4:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

My daughter, Marielle Prince, will be doing a poetry reading at St. Matthew's.
She is a marvelous poet. Come hear her.
Reception to follow.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Joint CD Release Concert - 8:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $10

My CD "Deep December Dreams" and the Women's Singing Circle CD "How Can I Keep From Singing?" are both going to be ready at the same time and so we are having a joint release concert.
Deep December Dreams draws its strength from the notion that from the depths and darkness of winter the earth has already turned its gaze to summer. There are some stories, myths, and confessions to make those long nights pass more quickly. It is the 3rd CD in the cycle of seasons that I have produced, following in the heels of "Sweet Mimosa" and "Indian Summer."
My music buddies Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, Jay Miller, and Megan Whitted will be on hand to add their musical and vocal support.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The Broad Street Cafe

CityFolk - 8:30 p.m.

1116 Broad Street
Durham North Carolina 27705
919-416-9707 [map]
Price: free - pass the hat

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

10:00 a.m.

University Mall
Chapel Hill North Carolina 27516
[map]
Price: free

Charlie Ebel and I will play at the Market from 10:00 to Noon.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

A.J. Mayhew Book Reading + Women's Singing Circle - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

AJ Mayhew reads from her first novel The Dry Grass of August.
The Women's Singing Circle joins to sing some of the songs from the book.

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Tales from a Wayworn Traveler - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $15

Sheila Kay Adams and the St. Matthew's Womens Singing Circle

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Murphey School

Murphey School radio Show - 7:30 p.m.

3729 Murphey School Road
Durham North Carolina 27705
[map]
Price: $50

A cross between Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and Saturday Night Live, but focused on poking fun at the Triangle while also sharing the artistic riches of our region and state. Participants include:
Mary Rocap & Lise Uyanik
Daniel Wallace (author), Jill McCorkle (author), Jaki Shelton Green (poet), Stella (a capella), Bland Simpson (author/songwriter), Jennifer Evans (gospel), Jay Cartwright (accordion), Freddy Bradburn (folk), The Piedmont Players (comedy and skits)
Synopsis: An old-time variety show for radio broadcast. Mix of music, skits, comedy, literature and celebration of community.
Hosted by Georgann Eubanks
Sponsored by Shared Vision Retreat center and benefiting the Orange County Mental Health Association, Club Nova and Freedom House Recovery Center

A note from Donna Campbell:

The reviews are flying in from everywhere and by all accounts, the
Murphey School Radio Show is a SMASH hit!
Congratulations all around! We met our fundraising goal AND we had
a great show!

It was honor to be part of such an extraordinary event and I thank
each and every one of you for ALL that you gave -- your time, your
talent, your heart, your hard work, your little extra touches.

People came to the show expecting entertainment, but I think they
were blown away by the exceptional talent on stage. And the
variety. Not to mention that we are the ONLY radio show in America
with fresh farm eggs for sale in the lobby!

Jaki Shelton Green's comment says it best:
"We can't save the world, but if we scratch long enough in the space
where we are, if we come together and unify, we can change
things. There is nobody else coming. It is just us."
I would add only that working for change is a lot more fun when you
add lights and music!

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Broad Street Cafe

CityFolk - 8:00 p.m.

1116 Broad Street
Durham North Carolina 27705
919-416-9707 [map]
Price: no cover - please tip

CityFolk:
Lise Uyanik, Mary Rocap, Charlie Ebel, Jay Miller, Lew Wardell
a folky version of the Mobile City Band

Friday, December 24th, 2010

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Christmas Eve Service - 9:00 a.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

I'm singing the introit which starts the service off: 'twas on a night such as this' - a christmas carol I wrote.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Strength from All My Roots: an exhibition of textile arts honoring the legacy of Pauli Murray - the month of November

403 E. Main Street
Durham North Carolina 27701
[map]
Price: free

I have one of my quilts in this show: Going Home Through the Cross.
Pauli Murray was the first African American woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Her book Proud Shoes was fascinating to me since her father's family came the area of Pennsylvania in which I grew up and her mother's family came from Orange County, NC.
When I attended St. Philip's in the 1970s one Sunday she came and preached and celebrated; I took communion from her hands.

There is a reception on Friday, November 19, for the show, but I believe it will be up the entire month of November.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Pettis Pettis in Concert (and me!) - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $15

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church has created a Faith & the Arts series and I booked my favorite singer/songwriter, Pierce Pettis!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am thrilled that Pierce will be coming to Hillsborough and performing in my church. I am also thrilled that as an opening act I will be performing as well. I am getting members of the Women's Singing Circle to accompany me so it will be especially good.
Please make every effort to come. Pierce is an amazing performer. www.piercepettis.com

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Carrboro ArtsCenter

Mobile City Band - 8:00 p.m.

Carrboro NC [map]
Price: ??

Mobile City Band

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Pittsboro General Store Cafe

CityFolk - 8:00 p.m.

39 West Street
Pittsboro North Carolina 27312
US 919-542-2432 [map]
Price: Pass the Hat

CityFolk is made up of myself, Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, & Jay Miller. We are a smaller acoustic outgrowth of Mobile City Band. Actually in the very beginning Mobile City was a larger electric version of the folk group that Lise, Charlie, and I had way back in the 70s. So, we perform songs we write and songs we love which means we cover a lot of music genres. We all enjoy singing and singing in harmony. We draw from blues, gospel, bluegrass, and the basic beautiful ballad. We are busy folks and don't play out all that much so catch us while you can!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Parker & Otis

CityFolk - 6:00 p.m.

112 S. Duke Street
Durham North Carolina 27701
US 919-683-3200 [map]
Price: pass the hat!!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

How Can I Keep From Singing - 7:30 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: $10

The first program of St. Matthew's Faith and the Arts 2010 Series is an evening of words: spoken and sung. Come hear Lee Smith’s wonderfully nuanced and passionate voice as she reads from her works and the communal voice of the Women's Singing Circle, as we sing from the heart and find the harmony within the song and amongst ourselves. When we think of what draws us to continue singing these old, old tunes, we are reminded of how Lee’s characters describe their connection to music. In her novel The Devil’s Dream, the character Ezekiel asks his aunt, “Aunt Dot, how come you sing that old song? How come you don’t sing something pretty?” She answers, “Honey, they is pretty singing, and then they is true singing.”

Since the Singing Circle began meeting about a year ago we have always included reading works of fiction to give context and meaning to the sacred songs we were singing, songs which frequently come out of the mid 1800s. We often turned to Lee’s writing and began to dream about inviting her to one of our circles. This idea expanded into the notion of inviting the wider community to share in what we thought would be a memorable evening.

The program will be followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets are $10 and can be bought through The Burwell School, the church office, or at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit both The Burwell School Historic Site and future St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts programming.

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Poetry Reading - 5:00 p.m.

210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
Price: free

3 Poets / 3 Women / 3 Generations
myself
Marielle Prince, most excellent poet
&
Elinor Jackson

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Harry's Market

Alzhiemer's Concert & Spoken Word Celebration - 11-3

3300 HWY 54W
Chapel Hill NC [map]

I'll be one of many performers on stage. This concert is organized by fellow song-writer Joe Woodson,

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Parker & Otis

CityFolk at Parker & Otis - 6:00 p.m.

112 S. Duke Street
Durham North Carolina 27701
US 919-683-3200 [map]
Price: no cover

FYI, CityFolk may be the name of our group: an accousitic version of Mobile City Band doing more originals and folky stuff. I'm enjoying the process of becoming something new.

The following is a bit of promo:
Friends of Lise Uyanik, Mary Rocap, Jay Miller, Lew Wardell and Charlie Ebel

Has it been too long since you’ve heard Lise Uyanik and Mary Rocap perform a duet?

Lise, Mary, and their trusted ‘sidemen’ Jay Miller, Lew Wardell, and Charlie Ebel have pulled together an unplugged repertoire of classic covers and more than a few original songs. They will be premiering the new material on Saturday, September 26, at Parker and Otis, the café/bistro across the parking lot from Pop’s in Durham’s Brightleaf Square.

The performance will run from 6 to 8 pm, and it should be a great night to sit on the deck, sip a glass of wine, and relax. For those who want to eat a meal during the show, Parker and Otis will be serving their full menu gourmet sandwiches, salads and desserts.



There’s no cover, so bring it on down and let’s have a little music party. Bring your kazoos.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

3CUPS

Mary Rocap Music & Wine Social - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

227 S. Elliott Road
Chapel HIll NC 27514
919-968-8993 [map]
Price: no cover

Wine Flights ($14 in advance / $17 at the door) are paired with my baking. Hosted by 3CUPS a wine, coffee, and tea shop deluxe. Here's what they wrote for their newsletter about me and the Social:
Mary is a vital (if occasionally hidden) part of what we do at 3CUPS. She accounts. she raises chickens and brings us eggs, the secret source of our strength. Ever wondered how we could carry nine press pots at once, or move a mountain of wine with only one or two coffee breaks: Mary's eggs. She is also an accomplished baker who can be found at the South Estes Farmers' Markets on Saturdays. And, a singer / songwriter, who performs locally. These are the talents we'll showcase (with wine) at this event.

Bob Mutter will join me on percussion. I always appreciate his accompanying beat.

So, please come, have some wine or coffee drink and enjoy an early evening concert.

And, I'm giving away a CD with each wine flight ticket!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

St. Mary's Chapel Homecoming

Evening Prayer - 5:00 p.m.

St. Mary's & Schley Roads
Hillsborough NC 27278
[map]
Price: no charge

St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel was organized in 1759 as an Anglican place of worship to serve homesteaders who lived on the well-established trading path from Hillsborough to Oxford, now St. Mary's Road. Services contined in the original log chapel, with exception of the Revolutionary War years, until the existing church was constructed in 1859 from bricks made of clay from nearby fields. Regular services were discontineud in the 1930s and members transferred to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

Homecoming has been celebrated since 1952 on the 4th Sunday in August.

The group of Women Singers meeting for Evening Prayer and Song that I began with Megan Whitted, Music Director of St. Matthew's, will suppy music for the service.

The service is followed by a BBQ dinner / pot-luck which is always yummy.

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