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The summer series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase continues in August with seven concerts taking place throughout the month!
The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers. These concerts are FREE to the community.
Sunday, August 3 - 2 p.m.
Like Neil Young, James Taylor and Jackson Browne before him, this San Diego native conjures up a melancholic America still littered with battered Chevys and dotted with dirt roads, pawn shops and hissing summer lawns.
Tuesday, August 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Rancho San Diego Branch
Ross Moore is a singer-songwriter rooted in traditional folk music, with an extensive catalog of original music.
Stuart & Beazley
Saturday, August 9 - 2 p.m.
Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley play mostly original material in the tradition of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and even early music, and enjoy putting on a good show.
Adler & Blackburn
Wednesday, August 13 - 6 p.m.
Vocalist Robin Adler and her husband, multi-instrumentalist Dave Blackburn, perform fresh arrangements of well-known Joni Mitchell standards and tackle some of the most challenging material from the later jazz period in Mitchell's career.
Sunday, August 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Mair's repertoire runs the spectrum from classical to folk and contemporary music. Her singing has been compared to Sarah Brightman, and her playing to Harpo Marx, her performance a dash of Andre Rieu, and her fans range from ages 1 to 101.
Tuesday, August 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Lemon Grove Branch
Whether you catch Nathan James as his true one man band playing guitar, stomping out time on his custom suitcase drum set, while singing and blowing harmonica, or leading his new trio, you are sure to be moved and impressed with the unique energy and soul that he possesses.
Wednesday, August 20 - 6 p.m.
San Marcos Branch
Ricky Ruis plays with the panache of a master three times his age. He is a blisteringly fast thumb-style picker who can turn around and deliver a ballad with amazing depth and touch.