Maura Kennedy plays a special hometown solo


Tim Herron is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who performs

solo, with the roots/jam band the Tim Herron Corporation, and with the Assassins of Hip. myspace.com/timherron

Series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine: jeffreypepperrodgers.com


The Words and Music Songwriter Showcase is a celebration of original music from Central New York and beyond, featuring established and emerging artists of all genres in an up-close-and-personal acoustic setting. Since its debut in January 2008, the series has featured such top talent as Lisa Gentile, John Cadley (The Lost Boys), Colin Aberdeen (Los Blancos), Ashley Cox, Bob Halligan Jr., Joe Crookston, Jamie Notarthomas, and Gary Frenay and Arty


The Words and Music series is sponsored by the Words and Music series and WAER, and supported by a DeFrancisco Arts and Cultural grant through the Cultural Resources Council. The series continues through 2009 with monthly shows at

Syracuse's Jazz Central and at the Auburn Public Theater.

Upcoming shows:

Friday, May 29 (Jazz Central): Brian Francis of Kh'Mi

Thursday, June 25 (Auburn Public Theater): Colin Aberdeen and Mark Nanni of Los Blancos

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