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5th Tuesday Spotlight + Sing-around, Bill Chandler leading



Member Spotlight Sing Around!

In any month that has more than 4 Tuesdays, we use the 5th Tuesday to highlight some of our talented members.  This is one of those special nights!  We'll be starting the evening with a short performance of several songs from each of 2 performers.  After that, the sing around will continue as usual.

This evening's SPOTLIGHT PERFORMERS are:
Niki Roosa

Roosa Niki 600pxNiki Snow Roosa loves music with a passion. Even as a child, she would often climb her favorite tree as high as she could go, and sing while the wind rocked her back and forth.


She studied piano up to the age of 13, when she convinced her mother that she’d had enough (a decision she regrets to this day). In college during the mid-60s when the heyday of folk music was still going strong, she picked up a cheap guitar, switched the string order (did I tell you that she’s a lefty?) and played in hootenannies with a group led by her roommate, a girl from Bogota, Columbia. Singing in phonetic Spanish was fun, but she was mainly influenced by Peter, Paul & Mary, The Brothers Four, John Denver and others of the time. 


Niki’s middle years of life interrupted her singing, as marriage and parenthood took precedence over music. While the guitar gathered dust in a corner, singing became relegated to little more than church choir and the shower.


In about 2010, Niki heard about a folk group singing group named “The Golden Link” that met at a church in Pittsford on Tuesday evenings. One sing-around changed everything and she has been vigorously pursuing her passion ever since.


Now a regular weekly participant, she has a repertoire of more than 1,000 songs in her iPad app called “OnSong.” She clarifies that those are not all memorized songs, but she knows them all and enjoys every minute she can make music with her guitar & voice!

Vern Lindberg

Lindberg Vern LeftI began playing music at age 16 on a tenor guitar. In 1979 my wife and I moved to Rochester, and in 1981 attended the Golden Link 10th Anniversary Presidents Concert. I started attending meetings regularly after that, and was soon drafted as Festival Chair for 1983 and 1984.

After a hiatus while coaching my sons’ soccer teams I returned to regular attendance in 2004 and have served as Newsletter Editor, President, and Treasurer. I have had no formal musical training, but credit regular exposure to other musicians like Bill Downen, Pat Carey, and Kinloch Nelson (not to mention post-Tuesday sessions at 40 South Union) for improving my skills. In 2005 I met current band mates (JAVA) at a Potpourri Jam. I like music from a wide range of sources, folk, blues, country, rock, and the Great American Songbook, and look forward to participating in the concert.






Since we can’t meet in person right now, this event is a “virtual” sing-arounds on Zoom.  For details on how to use Zoom, how to join, and how to participate, Click Here
When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Where:
Online
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Additional Info:
Category:
GL Singarounds
Registration is not Required
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