Gessner and Murphy

The Rooster’s Wife loves love, and all things Valentine.

“We are stretching the sweet weekend with your favorite songs from Lisa Gessner and Paul Murphy,” says Janet Kenworthy, organizer. “They are bringing standards and more of your heart’s desire to the Poplar Knight Spot Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6:45 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.”

Lisa Gessner is a singer, songwriter, and teacher. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Gessner spent many years traveling and performing all over Europe, and up and down the east coast of the U. S. before landing in New York City. She has been teaching for 14 years, currently privately, and at Episcopal Day School in Southern Pines.  

Paul Murphy is an ordained minister, music teacher and professional musician well known in the Sandhills. Murphy is the head pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in West Southern Pines, and patriarch of the Murphy Family, a musical group that includes his wife, Sharon, and their four children. He attended Hood Theological Seminary, and holds a master’s of divinity from Duke University and a completed his undergraduate degree in music theory and composition at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

The Rooster's Wife is a community arts organization dedicated to bringing the best in live music to the Sandhills. Home base is the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street . Children are welcome with admission waived for the under 12 set. No BYOB, please; a full bar is available featuring Reverie Cocktails, and Southern Pines Brewing products. Brunch and supper will be available for purchase. Check social media for menus for both shows.

Tickets to this general admission show are $15 for members and are available at www.ticketmesandhills.com. Annual membership may be purchased online or at the door.

For more information, call (910) 944-7502.

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