Geltman added to WRBC-FM Roots Music Festival roster

Laurie Geltman, a Boston-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, has joined the slate of Maine and nationally known performers in the WRBC Roots Music Festival at Bates College, taking place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Keigwin Amphitheater, adjacent to the Olin Arts Center on Russell Street. The festival is free and open to the public. In case of rain the event will take place at the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Avenue.
Geltman’s solo acoustic session at the festival comes between sets by the bands King Memphis (rockabilly) and Diesel Doug & The Long Haul Truckers (traditional country). Perhaps the most eclectic performer at the festival, Geltman combines the songwriting sensibility of a Lucinda Williams with the electric excitement of a Neil Young. Winner of the 1998 Boston Music Award (BMA) for Outstanding Female Vocalist, she has earned seven BMA nominations altogether and recently released her second recording, Motion Pictures.

The Roots Music Festival is sponsored by WRBC, the student-run radio station at Bates College (91.5 FM). Chicago blues band Studebaker John & The Hawks is headlining, and other artists include acoustic stylists Sara Cox and Nate Schrock and the bluegrass band Chairback Gap.

Those attending the WRBC Roots Music Festival are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Alcoholic beverages, pets and sound recording equipment are prohibited, as is on-site parking.

For more information, please call the radio station at 207-777-7915.

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