Oren Robinson and April Reed-Cox Submitted photo

Twisted Maple – Oren Robinson and April Reed-Cox – will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, at Johnson Hall in Gardiner. The performance will be filmed live at Johnson Hall and broadcast over the internet to all who have the ticket link.

Robinson is a music teacher and singer who has a folkie soul. He plays guitar, but occasionally he’ll pull some random instrument out of his collection. Reed-Cox has been playing cello for over a quarter-century, and she holds a Masters degree in music performance. Over the past couple of years, she has added the baritone ukulele and the tenor banjo to her instrumental repertoire. The pair have been the house band for many years on the Early Evening Show, a comedic Maine-based variety show, and have shared the stage with Carole Noonan, Tricky Britches, Molly Gawler, and more. Due to the quarantine of COVID-19, they have been able to focus on this duo project and to develop a subtle and intuitive delivery style for their heartfelt and honest songs.

They live in a home that they built from lumber that they milled on their Thomas Bandsaw Mill. They have a small-scale fiber farm, endeavor to grow as much of their own food as possible, and a jar of canned tomatoes or experimental garlic scape pesto is not an uncommon gift from these two.

Tickets are available by visiting www.johnsonhall.org. Each ticket purchased covers your household. Each unique link will be sent out through e-mail by 5 p.m. on the day of the show to ticket holders. The link will be sent to the email associated with your ticket purchase. Make sure you have access to that address on the day of the show. For more information, contact [email protected]


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