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The Muddy Gems bring an
eclectic evening of original music and cover tunes to the Hampton History
Museum’s music series on Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Muddy Gems are
husband and wife, John and Laurel Rochford. They combine guitar, flute,
keyboards and percussion to their repertoire influenced by classic and
alternative rock, as well as blues and folk highlighted by powerful male and
female vocals. Their style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences
ranging from folk, jazz and blues to modern pop. For this special museum
performance, they will be accompanied by Matt Nichols on bass and congas.
Laurel and John’s
collaboration on The Muddy Gems is a true love story. They met in February of
2012, began dating, fell in love and were married soon after. John was working
as a solo act and quickly discovered a diamond-in-the-rough in his wife.
Working alongside her husband, Laurel was once again able to find her musical
roots. John, along with Laurel, have been featured in local print and digital
media, The Sundowner, The Examiner and a video interview with 757 Bandwire.
John’s music videos, “Taxes for War” and “Slow Roll” have both been featured on
the local music video show “Sound Check.” The Muddy Gems song, “Learning
to Lose,” has also received play on WHRO’s, “Edge of the Universe." The
Gems have also been a featured act on 96X's " Hangover Brunch" and
the "757 Local."
The Muddy Gems
discography includes a seven song EP entitled "Home Training" along
with three single releases, "Gonna Get By", Beautiful Poison"
and the Christmas tune, "Christmas Kiss"- (Something to be Thankful
The Muddy Gems award
nominations include: 2015 Veer Magazine Awards. Best video for "Gonna Get
By” Directed by Beth Austin, Best Acoustic/Folk Act and Best Emerging New
Artist. The Gems also received a nomination in 2016 for Best Acoustic/Folk Act.
Porch Music Series
in the Great Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, the Hampton History
Museum’s Front Porch Music Series presents different genres and of music that
have shaped the American soundscape and influenced talent in Hampton Roads’
vibrant music scene.
is free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members. Beer and wine will be
available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton.
in the Series:
16, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. –Dustin Furlow & Matt Thomas
highly talented singer/songwriter acoustic guitarists join forces for an
evening of deftly rendered original music.
Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane. There is plenty of
free parking in the garage across the street. For more information call 757/727-1102.
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