Music at the BoatShop Featuring Margo Murphy & John Roberts with Ruthie Dornfeld

Friday, January 31, 2020

Raised on different shores of Puget Sound, John and Margo each fostered a love of duet harmony singing. When they met at a music festival it was apparent their collaboration was creating something special, with their seamless vocal blend and tasteful acoustic guitar playing. Expect vintage country classics from Merle Haggard, the Carter Family, etc., with the occasional re-invented pop song from the likes of Credence Clearwater R.

John, a longtime member of Bellinghams Nooksack Valley Boys bluegrass band, has spent his life working on fishing boats. This summer he came out of recent retirement for a two-day salmon opening in Puget Sound on the historic 1920 purse seiner Wisconsin, built in Gig Harbor. He may be cajoled into sharing a fish story or two.

Margo enchants audiences with her luscious song interpretations. John is probably her biggest fan and describes her voice as a cross between Maria Muldaur and Doris Day.

Together John and Margo have charmed audiences from Vancouver, B.C. to Portland, OR, including repeat appearances at the Bellingham Folk Festival and the Ovations event at UWs Meany Hall. They were thrilled when The Sea & the Sky, their first CD collaboration, received airplay significant enough to chart on the 2018 FOLKDJ list!

Acclaimed fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld will be joining Margo and John at the BoatShop. Ruthies big tone, fierce rhythm and fluid style have won her popularity throughout the USA and abroad, from the Manhaus Opera House in the Brazilian Amazon to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
Dont miss out on this gem of a concert!

Hear clips of Margo and Johns music at CD Baby:


General Admission: $20 | $25 at the door

Members: $15 | $25 at the door

All Ages Welcome | Open Seating | Complimentary Appetizers | Doors Open at 6:30

Beer and wine will be available for purchase

Purchase tickets in advance. Day of tickets only available if space permits. Call (253) 857-9344 or stop buy the BoatShop to purchase tickets.

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*Member discount cannot be applied online

Gig Harbor BoatShop 3805 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Gig Harbor BoatShop
(253) 857-9344