|Stop by and listen to the band Double Sharp each week at the market. John Relph and Eric Vesper have been playing music together for more than 10 years, formalizing the arrangement 3 years ago as the duet Double Sharp. They will return to the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt on Tuesday, September 29 from 7-9.|
John is a California native and has played the mandolin since his childhood. Winner of more than 20 mandolin and guitar contests and a staple at the National Fiddle Championship in Idaho every year, John’s artistry is matched only by his technique and yields some of the finest mandolin music found anywhere. John lives in Bethesda, but happily travels to College Park every weekend to support the market, where he particularly enjoys Alcoba Coffee.
Eric is a Maryland native and ex-academic who makes his home in Adelphi where he occasionally hosts musicians of all styles and from around the country.Eric is particularly interested in the musical traditions of Appalachia and Ireland, jazz, especially from the 1940s and classical- especially Bach. Double Sharp’s repertoire reflects this, with an eclectic mix of styles and influences, hailed as one of the truly unique duos in the Metropolitan area.
Eric’s is thrilled to be part of the market which he feels has become an integral part of the local communities’ persona. He enjoys Roy and RT’s curry as well as Crest Hill Bakery breads. You can also see Eric Sunday mornings with the band Birds on a Wire at the Downtown market.