A local rock duo will give a live debut performance next week at a Woodstock coffee shop.
Jeremy Beavers and Jon Brown will perform an acoustic rock set at Copper Coin Coffee, located at 400 Chambers St., on March 8 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Beavers of Canton and Brown of Smyrna both play guitar and provide vocals.
“This project together is the first thing we have done where we’ve gotten to really control all the aspects of making music the way we want to make it,” Beavers said.
The two musicians will premiere their original music blending folk, rock and blues styles, in addition to some reimagined versions of classics ranging from Motown to ’80s and ’90s rock music.
“We hope to open up more opportunities to get our name out there for the first time,” Beavers said. “It’s going to be another step down the road of taking our music further and getting more people involved with our music and really enjoying it.”
The performance is free, and listeners can purchase coffee, tea or dessert during the show.
The duo has already started practicing for its upcoming performance. “We’re preparing for that (performance) right now,” Beavers said.
The two grew up in the North Georgia area and met while studying music at Kennesaw State University.
“On our own we’ve been performing music for most of our lives,” Beavers said.
For the last year, though, the duo has been writing and performing music together.
The talented pair have musical backgrounds and hold bachelor’s degrees in music from KSU.
A classical music specialist, Beavers performs classical guitar regularly, teaches guitar classes and gives private guitar lessons in the Atlanta area.
Brown teaches chorus and guitar at Smitha Middle School in Cobb County.
Beavers has also played in master classes for and received private lessons from well-known classical guitar performers and teachers, including Bruce Holzman, David Burgess, Roberto Aussell, Adam Holzman and Mary Akerman.
In addition, he performed at an Atlanta International Women’s Club event and has performed twice in concert with the KSU Wind Ensemble.
Beavers serves as an instructor at Rock On Music, the organization that provides the Guitar Club after-school program in the North Atlanta region.
He also performs classical guitar music as a wedding musician and non-classical or classical guitar as a freelance musician.
With this noteworthy musical history, it’s easy to see Beavers’s passion for music.
“We have just been having a lot of fun with music and connecting with people,” Beavers said.
For more information on Beavers and his acoustic rock duo, visit www.jeremybeaversguitar.com or call (678) 644-6059.