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Swearingen & Kelli Perform the Music of Simon and Garfunkel
October 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Special thanks to Jim Craig Sundecks and Porches for sponsoring this event!
Swearingen & Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of the most famous folk-rock duo of our time, Simon and Garfunkel.
AJ Swearingen has been performing this music for twenty years with mastery of Paul Simon’s intricate guitar playing. His deep baritone blends perfectly against Jayne Kelli’s angelic vocals, which invoke a true sound in the spirit of Art Garfunkel. The duo has been performing music together since 2010. Together and separately they have shared the stage with Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, Livingston Taylor, John McCutcheon and many more.
Two voices in perfect harmony balanced against one acoustic guitar delivers a true tribute to the sound of the 1960’s Greenwich Village, NY coffeehouse performances.
Although AJ and Jayne both received accolades for their solo work, their histories became entwined after a night of impromptu duets at the Hideaway, a cozy listening room in St. Petersburg. Their voices meshed effortlessly that evening, leading to more collaborations between the two musicians. AJ began playing lap steel in Jayne’s band, while Jayne started singing harmonies on AJ’s records. Before long, a romance had blossomed alongside the pair’s ongoing collaboration, and it simply made sense to combine their individual efforts into a proper duo.
“We melded together naturally,” Jayne remembers. “We weren’t necessarily looking to form a duo, but we shared a bond because we were both still playing the bars in town, and we knew we wanted something bigger. We began playing together, and everything grew from there.”
Swearingen & Kelli hit the ground running. They released their self-titled album in 2013, married in 2014, and returned several years later with 2017’s The Marrying Kind. They were a self-contained unit– a DIY duo capable of writing, recording, producing, and releasing their own records — with a long string of cross-country tours. They performed in concert halls, opera houses, and living rooms, and even teamed up with local orchestras in cities like Cleveland for symphonic shows spotlighting the songs of their 1970s heroes, including Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, and Cat Stevens. Other songwriters took note of the gorgeous melodies and evocative lyrics of songs like “You’re Not Here With Me” (written by AJ and released on Swearingen & Kelli’s debut), with longtime folksinger Tom Rush recording his own version of the song with harmony partner Nanci Griffith on the album What I Know.
Times: Doors open at 6:30 PM and concert starts at 7 PM
Ticket Prices & Info: All Tickets are General Admission. $20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event. $25 at the door. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be reserved in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at (540) 955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.
Are there any COVID restrictions?
Yes, we are following the CDC and Virginia state recommendations for public events.
Where are you located?
We are located in downtown Berryville, Virginia between the Rose Hill Park and the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library. View Map & Directions »
Where do I park & is it free?
Free parking is available next door at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library / Barns of Rose Hill parking lot. View Map & Directions For Details »