Vance Gilbert will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. in Rockland.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, the singer-songwriter’s compositions also employ sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots.

Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer and storyteller, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Gilbert has been the opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie and Anita Baker.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

For more information, call 594-0070 or visit

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