FUZEK-ROSSONI – 30th anniversary
Call in your reservations for our November 16 show with Fuzek-Rossoni to 401-725-9272.
John Fuzek and Mary Ann Rossoni will reunite this evening for a special 30th Anniversary Concert. The duo has not formally performed on stage together since a Stone Soup fundraiser brought them together for a brief set in 2012. Joining Fuzek-Rossoni during their set will be Ed McGuirl on guitar, mandolin, bass and percussion and Amy Bedard on backing vocals and violin. Opening the show will be Dan Lilley (guitar, vocals, harmonica) accompanied by Amy Bedard on vocals and violin. From 6 to 7 p.m. there will be an opening reception for the artwork of Mary Ann Rossoni which will be on display at Blackstone River Theatre through mid-December. A very popular duo in their day, Fuzek•Rossoni was formed 30 years ago when John Fuzek and Mary Ann Rossoni were simultaneously running ads in the “musicians wanted” classifieds of a local paper, looking for musical partners to perform with. The musical chemistry was immediate and they began writing songs. In a few months they released their first recording, “Living with the Fury and the Fire.” Together they created songs that dealt with such issues as relationships, politics and the environment. Tight harmonies and nice blends of both rhythm, lead and fingerstyle acoustic guitar were their trademark. They released a second recording, “Waking Up from the American Dream” and also contributed to many compilations, touring extensively around the Northeast. Fuzek•Rossoni were the driving force behind the beginnings of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association and Hear In Rhode Island. After 7 years together they decided to take a break. They remained great friends but musically began to move in different directions. After years of not performing publicly, they are back for this special anniversary reunion.
*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge