Performing Live at the Rookery this Sunday
One of the coolest things about the Rookery's new outdoor live music series is the response we've received from the musicians who've performed here. Nearly all have really loved our venue...the stage, the audience, the natural surroundings, the food, and the lodging. And nearly everyone who has been a part of our embryonic music scene is eager to return again.
And that's wonderful feedback to hear. Because the honest truth is that, until we can build a consistent audience of live outdoor music fans, we really won't be able to offer adequate compensation in cash for the exceptionally high caliber of musicians we've been fortunate to bring to the Rookery for your listening pleasure.
So seriously, folks. If you value the kind of cultural entertainment we're trying to offer here in southern Bayfield County we really need your help in spreading the word to others whom you think will appreciate it too. Getting people here each Sunday to help support our performers...moral support to be sure, hopefully along with a few generous tips...is the only way we'll be able to sustain what we've started.
And now back to the music...
Not only is it cool so many veterans of the Rookery stage are eager to come back. It's also gratifying when musicians we're yet not aware of call to inquire about performing at the Rookery after hearing about us through the music grapevine. Such is the case with the fantastic acoustic indie-folk duo playing here this Sunday.
Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks emailed us out of the blue a few months ago from their home in Portland, Oregon. They were in the midst of putting together a Midwest tour to support the release of their debut CD, Take the Air, by Chicago's respected artists' cooperative folk label, Waterbug Records. And they really wanted to perform at the Rookery.
Well, I'm not (always) stupid. After listening to a few demo tracks on their website I quickly emailed back. Including the requisite disclaimer. Short on cash. But high on cuisine. Along with a great room in which to spread out for a night or two after weeks on the road in a tiny camper. An offer they accepted. Much to my pleasant surprise. And your good fortune!
Jenn Rawling, songwriter/guitarist and vintage American folk and old-time country singer, joins masterful string player and harmony singer Basho Parks in a partnership of formidable musical talent. Rawling's playful, poetic lyrics are enhanced by her sophisticated sense of phrasing and pace. Parks' violin and viola support her message with compelling musical figures that echo and elaborate the meaning of each song.
And someday you'll be able to say you first saw them perform right here in Cable!
As always the Rookery grill fires up at 1:30 this Sunday and the music begins at 2. We suggest arriving early for the best choice of seats. If you can't get here early it's a good idea to bring along a few lawn chairs unless you're prepared to stand.
The Rookery's Summer Sunday Serenades are scheduled EVERY Sunday afternoon right through the end of September. All performances are free, though gratuities for the musicians are most appreciated. For the most up to date schedule of all performances check out our online music calendar.
Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks. Sunday. Live. Outdoors. And only at the Rookery!
The Rookery will continue to be open 7 nights for dinner thru Sunday, October 14.
Our Friday and Saturday lunch service is over for the season. However, we will continue to feature our patio grill menu from 1:30 to 4:30 on Sundays in conjunction with live outdoor music performances through September 30.
Rookery in the News
Did you happen to catch the recent reviews of the Rookery in two regional newspapers? If not, you can do so by clicking the links below: