Join us for Rockwell Roadhouse – a high-energy live music series featuring regional Americana, folk, and rock bands, right in the lobby of The Rockwell Museum. Let off some steam from your work week at this energetic happy hour event, complete with cash bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres, setting the stage for a great night out in Downtown Corning. Art lovers are welcome to explore The Rockwell’s collection after-hours. Reservations are required for this fun experience.
We’re pleased to welcome Anna Coogan & Willie B to The Rockwell stage. After composing several original scores for historic silent films in their hometown of Ithaca, NY, the duo began layering operatic vocals and ethereal guitar over aggressive drums and synthesizers—moving into uncharted waters that blur the lines between opera, film noir, and rock. Their live performances have been described as “enthralling, beguiling” by the Rheinische Post (Dusseldorf) and simply, that they “blew away the crowd” by thterrortime.com.
Coogan’s edgy and engaging live performances have been hailed as a “festival highlight” by The Times of Londonand “glorious” by Glasgow Metro. Boston born and classically trained in Austria, she spent her twenties in Seattle, busking among fishmongers in Pike Place Market before filling larger venues in the region. Her music has been featured on ABC TV, KEXP, the BBC, RTE 1 (Irish National Radio), and WDR 4 (Cologne, Germany). After her move to New York state in 2011, she co-wrote and toured a record with JD Foster (Calexico, Patty Griffin), and joined Americana-punk veteran Johnny Dowd on recent albums in addition to live performances at Lincoln Center and throughout Europe.
This program series is made possible by Iron Design of Ithaca, NY – thank you for your support!