Free concert by guitarist Rohn Jewell at Chapman Center Aug. 11

Published 4:10pm Friday, August 9, 2013

Chapman Cultural Center features local musicians each Sunday 2-4 p.m. for a free concert. In this week’s Singer-Songwriter Sundays concert, on Aug. 11, experience the masterful acoustic guitar of Rohn Jewell. The performance is open to all ages. All Sunday concerts occur during normal Sunday hours, 1-5 p.m.

Jewell moved to South Carolina from his home state of Florida in 1991 to assist with the local family business – Jewell’s Small Engine and Repair. Upon his father’s passing, he rooted himself permanently in the Upstate and began playing the music scene. Not only did he perform at many venues, he also started teaching his craft. His students were a major motivation in urging Jewell to share his original compositions, music he describes as dark and melodic with many stories to tell.

Though Jewell is a member of the local six-piece band Projects, he is currently in the process of producing an album. He employs a finger-style picking technique to produce mesmerizing acoustic rock and instrumentals with alternate tunings. He plays Taylor and Fender guitars, both acoustic and electric. Some of his major musical influences include Travis Meeks, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Warren Haynes.

In addition to the free concert, patrons can enjoy the center’s Art Market at which local artists sell their wares in the Zimmerli Plaza. All museums and exhibits are open on Sunday, and most are free. For more information, call Chapman Cultural Center at 864-542-ARTS.

– article submitted by Cody Owens

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