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WHAT: A Folkus Project Event

WHO: Dennis Bergman Broom at the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase

A night of original music featuring Dennis Bergman Broom, Jeneen Terrana, Charles Marlowe, and series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers performing in the round.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 24. Doors at 7, music at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington, Syracuse, 479-5299

TICKETS: $10. For reservations, email showcase@wordsandmusic.info

MORE INFO: myspace.com/wordsandmusicshowcase


Dennis Bergman Broom (aka Dennis Friscia) was for many years Central New York's dean of songwriters in the acoustic pop vein. He performed with Graham Nash, Suzanne Vega, Gilberto Gil, and the Roches and also made regular appearances as a mere nubile at the legendary Speakeasy in New York City's West Village during its salad days. The Oh So Sensitive Sidemen, his six-piece backing combo, was one of Syracuse's best and best-loved folk/pop groups in the late '80s and early '90s. Several of the Sidemen, including Hanna Richardson and Dave Goldman, will appear with Broom at Jazz Central. He now lives in Seattle and performs on electric guitar, piano, and sometimes baritone ukulele. In addition to ample time spent worrying about future wars, he draws thousands of oblique one-punch comics and is penning his immature memoirs.

Jeneen Terrana's music is driven by her haunting vocal style mixed with alternative rock and blues, akin to artists such as Patty Griffin, K.D. Lang, and Lucinda Williams. Terrana grew up in Buffalo and is now based in Queens. She recently returned from a month-long European tour with songwriter Silbin Sandovar.


Charles Marlowe writes country and pop songs and performs at various venues and open mikes around Syracuse.


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.

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