Folk duo Simons and Goodwin perform in Rockland
ROCKLAND — Folk duo Simons and Goodwin will perform in a Reading Room concert, Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Rockand Public Library.
Simons and Goodwin got their beginning back in the 1960s when they met while performing in the Boston and Cambridge coffeehouses.
Bob Simons was a single act while Renee Boghosian (later Goodwin) was performing with the folk artist Bill Staines.
The duo’s individual talents did not come together until 2006 when their long friendship turned into 'Simons and Goodwin.' After years of performing alone, or with other people, joining forces was suggested and the combination clicked, according to Rockland Public Library, in a news release.
Simons and Goodwin have a smooth sound consisting of intricate arrangements, tight expression and beautiful harmonies, according to the release. They have an eclectic repertoire with performances tailored to the audience.
While primarily a folk duo, they can treat country, old rock, jazz and blues standards with similar musical skill. In addition, they do a number of Simons’ original songs including The Portland, which is about the foundering of the steamer Portland in the great Portland Gale of 1898.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland.
This event is free and open to the public.