Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 PM
Musical Duo: Simons & Goodwin
Simons and Goodwin got their beginning back in the 1960's when they met while performing in the Boston and Cambridge coffeehouses. Bob Simons was a single act while Renee Boghosian (later Goodwin) was performing with the now well-known folk artist Bill Staines. Boston's folk music scene in the 60's was, along with New York's Greenwich Village, teeming with folk performers who became major names in the industry. It was the place to be, and it was the place to acquire the musical and performance skills needed to become successful as folk performers. Bob and Renee did just that!
Their individual talents did not come together, however, until 2006 when their long friendship turned into 'Simons and Goodwin'. After years of performing alone, or with other people, joining forces was suggested and the combination clicked.
Simons and Goodwin have a smooth sound consisting of intricate arrangements, tight expression and beautiful harmonies. They have an eclectic repertoire with performances tailored to the audience. While primarily a folk duo they can treat country, old rock, jazz and blues standards with similar musical skill. In addition, they do a number of original songs including the extremely popular song "The Portland", which is about the foundering of the steamer Portland in the great Portland Gale of 1898.
A comment that is heard after almost every performance is "those two voices belong together". This, combined with Bob's unique finger style guitar work, and their pleasing solo voices make for a delightful evening of acoustic entertainment.