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Storytellers 4 is the 4th in a series of performances put together by local songwriters Robert Bruey and Fred Raimondo. In each performance they have been joined by different local songwriters sharing songs and the stories that inspired those songs. For previous shows they have been joined by Inda Eaton, The Second Hands, poet Julie Sheridan and spoken word artist GP Lane. For Storytellers 4, Brooklyn's Rorie Kelley will be performing. People hearing Rorie Kelly for the first time often comment, “I can’t believe that voice came out of that body.” The singer/songwriter's catchy, melodic style has been compared to artists ranging from Fiona Apple to Janis Joplin. Rorie's recent debut release, Wish Upon a Bottlecap, has already received airplay around the country at FMQB- and CMJ-reporting stations. rorie also just released a brand new single, Fall to Feel It, which was commissioned for a comedy documentary and is available on iTunes.
About Robert Bruey
Singer Songwriter and finger style guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island's North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, "Silver Burning Sky" and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey's music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty an naturalistic. He has performed at the Great South Bay Music Festival, and the American Music Festival in Port Jefferson.
About Fred Raimondo
Singer Songwriter Fred Raimondo has been writing songs and performing for most of his adult life. As a member of the original acoustic act Damaged Goods, he has shared the stage with acts as iconic and diverse as Jorma Kaukonen, , Rick Danko, Maria Muldar, Joe Ely, Suzanne Vega, Roger McGuinn, and The Marshal Tucker Band.
Over the course of his career he has recorded two albums Beyond Repair and Roads with Damaged Goods. He has performed at clubs and colleges throughout the Northeast and his songs have been played on local and international radio and internet music programs.
Fred’s music has been described as being at once compelling, yet familiar, at times raw, at times hauntingly melodic. His lyrics form a visual narrative of contemporary American life, of lives in transition, of love and passion, of loss and hope.