BROWNFIELD – On Sept. 23, acoustic artist Vance Gilbert plans to release his “Up On Rockfield” album, celebrating the influence various famous songwriters and performers have had on his writing. Each song is penned by Gilbert as if he were co-writing with some of his musical heroes.

On Thursday, Aug. 21, he will preview that new material and play many of his fan favorites as headliner for the Under One Roof Folk Festival at Stone Mountain Arts Center.

Co-headlining will be Carol Noonan, Ellis Paul, Catie Curtis and Lucy Kaplansky

Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early ’90s as a frequent performer at open mics in the folk clubs of Boston. He got a break when Shawn Colvin invited him to be a special guest on her Fat City tour.

“With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from that tour.

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Tickets to the 8 p.m. concert are $50. Call 866-227-6523. Stone Mountain Arts Center is at 695 Dug Way Road.

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