THE ROOTS CAFÉ & ROOTS IN THE ROUND PRESENT:
TONY DENIKOS, GEOFFREY HIMES & WILLEM ELSEVIER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 AT THE MUSIC CAFÉ
Tony Denikos and Geoffrey Himes
perform their original songs
with guest violinist Willem Elsevier
at the Music Café
Wednesday, December 27, at 7 pm
26528 Ridge Rd # B, Damascus, MD
Tony Denikos’ latest album, “Under the Church," album boasts 10 originals that blend personal storytelling and foot-stomping backbeats in a manner that reflects the influence of everyone from John Fogerty to John Prine, from Lowell George to Graham Parker. No wonder the Washington Post called him “a tunesmith in the best sense of the word.” "Tony Denikos' songwriting is filled with emotion and romanticism, moving from social commentary to small portraits of American life,” added Italy’s Roots Highway. A grand-prize winner in the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Denikos performs both as a solo-acoustic act and with his electrified band, the Working Poor.
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Si Kahn, Tony Denikos, Willem Elsevier, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ed Pettersen, Howard Markman, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, “Just a Kiss." He will be accompanied by Willem Elsevier, violinist for such acts as Love Riot, Billy Kemp and Milkshake.
THE MUSIC CAFE:
Located in northern Montgomery County, the Music Café is both a popular showcase for acoustic music and a gourmet café. The listening room is intimate and resonant. The soup, salads, flatbreads are made to order, and you can wash them down with artisanal coffee and local craft beer. The music and food comes together in sandwiches named Ina Gadda Da Veggie, Rockin’ Reuben, Rollin’ Rachel and Dixie Chicken.