Chuck Roehm and Stephen Cline will play in concert at Vashon Center for the Arts on April 10 (Courtesy Photo).

Chuck Roehm and Stephen Cline will play in concert at Vashon Center for the Arts on April 10 (Courtesy Photo).

A music double-bill celebrates island connections

Lifelong friends will perform original songs from two new albums.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:37pm
  • Arts

Islander Chuck Roehm and Stephen Cline, longtime friends and music collaborators, will share a bill in a concert of original songs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

The evening will be a double release celebration for two new albums: Roehm’s “Onward and Upward” and Cline’s Hawaii-inspired album, “Na Ho’ailona.”

Many island players guest-starred on Roehm’s new album, including Steve Amsden, Chris Anderson, Fletcher Andrews, Dan Brown, Randy Bruce, Paul Colwell, Kat Eggleston, Mark Graham, Tim Jovanovich, Dianne Krouse, Susan Lewis, David Salonen, Loren Sinner, Dan Tyack and Todd Zimberg. Some of them will join in at the concert.

Roehm, with an expressive voice and an upbeat style, plays what has been described as “cosmic folk” music that calls on listeners to remember and reflect on their own personal journeys.

Cline’s album, “Na Ho’ailona,” he said, is an ode to the simple and profound relationships people share with nature and each other. A retired English professor and widely published writer of fiction (he will lead a writing workshop for Vashon Lit Con), Cline is known for his lyrics as well as his musicianship. On his album, he plays guitar, cittern, lap steel, bass and piano. His other solo albums, as well as two with his group, Tiger Rising, can be found on sources such as Apple Music and Spotify.

Advance tickets to the show, on sale at vashoncenterforthearts.org, range from $10 to $18. All tickets at the door cost $18.

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