The Whallonsburg Grange Hall presents a concert by the New York City based duo Robinson & Rohe on Sunday, April 8 at 4:00pm. This special afternoon show is part of the Grange spring music series and tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for those under 18. The Grange is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, near Essex, NY.
Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe are both powerhouse performers with gorgeous voices and also talented multi-instrumentalists, playing guitar, banjo, accordion, and piano for audiences across the US and Europe. As songwriters they push the boundaries of Americana and folk music with razor-sharp lyrics and haunting melodies.
The two musicians have known each other for over a decade, pursuing separate musical careers and coming together to write songs. Their collaboration as Robinson & Rohe resulted in “Hunger,” their debut album full of songs about love and land—often both at the same time. Written largely during travels between the East Coast and Upper Midwest, the songs on “Hunger” pose questions about the traditions and inheritance of a country that is both beautiful and troubling.
In addition to his work as a composer, Liam Robinson was the musical director for Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown” and is also keyboard/accordionist in the Becca Stevens Band. He was an original cast member in the Tony Award-winning play “Warhorse” on Broadway.
Jean Rohe is an award-winning singer/songwriter. Touring with her band, Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, she honed a honeyed, far-ranging voice, collecting accolades along the way (“a sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” says the New York Times). Jean’s alternative “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” is performed by bands and choirs nationwide.