Mary Rocap

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Mary Rocap, who lives in the northern Orange County community of Cedar Grove, performs a concert of original songs on Friday night. She has been active in the Triangle music scene since the mid-1970s when she began singing with Lise Uyanik and the Mobile City Band, with whom she still performs. She also plays with a variety of Triangle musicians, including Bill Henderson and Bo Lozoff.

Rocap, who accompanies herself on guitar, is originally from Media, Pennsylvania. She won an NC Arts Council grant for songwriting in 2001. One reviewer said when listening to Rocap sing, “you’ll swear she’s Gillian Welch’s long-lost sister.”

Rocap was a founding member, in 1992, of GraceNote, a folk-gospel a capella group comprised of members of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham, and from 1999-2005 she performed in the folk/percussion group Silver, named for the quartet’s collective hair color.

Rocap has released two CDs, Sweet Mimosa and Indian Summer. Her October 13 concert begins at 7:30; admission is $5.

Tags: acoustic Carolina, Concert, folk, original