Americana songs and boogie-woogie piano make for a musical weekend at Café Luna
October 9, 2008 · Updated 1:59 PM
Café Luna will be full of music this weekend, with two free concerts planned.
Ben Gilmer, who plays music described as “genuine Americana,” will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.
Gilmer grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. He said his songwriting reflects a sense of place deeply rooted in southern Appalachia — honest songs about hard times, family and love.
Gilmers’s debut album, “Juxtaposed,” features several of Virginia and West Virginia’s most well-known Americana and alt-country musicians and has already received great reviews.
More information can be found at www.myspace.com/bengilmer.
Pianist Rolf Jones-Moore will return to the café for a free show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
“He was here in July and the audience was captivated,” Café Luna owner Natalie Sheard said. “We’re thrilled to have him back.”
Jones-Moore, who plays orginal blues, jazz and boogie piano, has performed professionally for more than 25 years.
See his Web site at www.rolfjonesmoore.com to hear samples of his music.