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Golden Link Members Showcase Concert!

Members Showcase Concert

Whenever there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, Golden Link hosts a Members Showcase Concert instead of the usual sing around.  This is our first such event held live and in person since 2019!  It will also be held at our new concert venue at the Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road.

Rather than in the main sanctuary, this concert will be held in the Parlor, which is the room at the rear of the church where we've held Golden Link picnics in the past.  There is ample parking at the rear. 

$5 Donation at the door, concert starts at 7:30pm.
Proof of Vaccination required at the door.

Featured Member Performers
Joan Burch

Burch Joan Guitar 600pxJoan Burch started writing and performing her songs in 2007. Taking her songs to the next level, Joan professionally produced two CD’s of 13 original songs each, Taking Flight, 2012 and Coins Tossed, 2018. Joan’s performance highlights her vocal as the feature with simple instrumentation and she has performed at many venues from cafes, festivals, church & special events and music & art receptions. Find Joan’s website here:

Miss Pat & Rory Ray

Miss Pat and Rory RayPat Zarpentine and Rory Raymond combine their individual talents and years of music, to bring fresh, fun and enjoyable entertainment. They have learned to blend their individual backgrounds and styles on acoustic guitars with strong vocals and bass guitar for a unique and versatile music experience.

Pat has been in the music industry since the age of 16. She has traveled extensively with a variety of musicians with a focus, at the time, on resort and hotel venues. She started out on bass guitar and added acoustic guitar shortly after. She discovered her own style of playing, including various finger picking patterns.Pat developed her vocal style over a period of time as a backup (harmony) singer, and then as a lead singer after she settled in Rochester. Her musical influences today lie in americana, folk and blues, with a bit of country mixed in as well.

Rory’s involvement in music started at an early age as well. Piano lessons as a child, a sound man for an independent stage production. He sang alongside friends and classmates throughout High School. He continued to provide sound support at Golden Link for traveling entertainers for many years. At the age of 30 he began taking guitar lessons and playing bass guitar as well. He added other instruments as he went along, including mandolin and tenor banjo. His love of folk music began with an excursion to Canada with a friend to buy a record from a then, relatively unknown musician named Gordon Lightfoot. 

Niki Roosa and David Russel

Niki Roosa - Since she began piano lessons at the age of five, music has always been a major part of Niki Roosa’s life. She discovered folk music at local college hootenanny events during the sixties. Marriage and building a family derailed much of her music until about 2010, When she became a part of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society. One sing-around changed everything and she has been vigorously pursuing her passion ever since. Until Covid, Niki sang regularly at a local nursing home, in a group called “Looking Up.” She was also a member of the “Lake Effect Community Chorale” in Williamson NY until Covid ended that as well. Niki founded a group of Golden Link member women, called “Tuesdays with Harry” and performed locally with Susan Barnes until Covid again reared its ugly head!! Singing harmony is Niki’s passion, and she is never happier than when she plays guitar and sings with others. So when David Russell suggested that their voices might blend well, she accepted the invitation to sing together, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Russell DaveDavid Russell - David's first guitar arrived when he turned 16, but he didn't actually practice for 43 years. A Golden Link member since 2009, David played his first 5th Tuesday concert two years later to rave reviews. For several years David gigged with Thomas "Tommy Two String" Alexander and hammer dulcimer group Nightingael. David's vocals have been likened to that of Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Roger Whittaker, and Burl Ives. His contemplative performances include poetry of the sea and songs of love, humor, and tragedy. He is grateful to have found solid musical partners in Niki "Golden Voice" Roosa and "Kooch," his autoharp. He is currently lead singer for the String Chicken Trio and can be seen in videos on his Facebook page, clowning around with his BFF, luthier, and master showman, Nic Hambas.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Greece Baptist Church
Greece Baptist Church Website
1230 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY  14626

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