Ore Dock to feature folk tunes from near and far


Jamie Glenn

Grit, grain and grooves meet when Brooklyn-based folk music duo Robinson & Rohe strum the strings alongside Marquette’s own music group Rivulare at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Thursday night, Sept. 7.

Rivulare will take the stage first at 8 p.m, with Robinson & Rohe to finish the night. The witty and upbeat duo will perform songs from their debut album
“Hunger.” Admission is free, with accepted donations for the bands.

re-Robison&RohePosterBartender and entertainment floor manager Kris Wierenga has been a member of the Ore Dock crew for two years and helped bring Robinson & Rohe from Brooklyn, New York to Marquette.

“We’re always excited to get to host artists from different areas, especially if they are traveling from as far as New York, and I always enjoy working with Rivulare. I think they are a really great act,” Wierenga said. “[With] those opportunities to meet people from different parts of the country, we get to share stories, experiences and music with those people. I think it’s just a wonderful experience.”

The Ore Dock is excited to showcase the talents of Robinson & Rohe, given that the musicians have come from so far away to showcase some of their latest tunes and also because of what that far off locale entails.

“Brooklyn has a very eclectic mix of demographics, ethnicities and diversity. You have a lot more aspects of world music, and those sounds kind of come through in some of their music,”  Wierenga said.

The Ore Dock has harbored many acts over the years, but this evening is expected to be another good time with 906 natives Rivulare as opening act. Elsa Jensen is the front lady for the five-member band, he said, and they all found each other over the years through playing music.

Wierenga mentioned how the Ore Dock has helped local musicians spread their sounds.

“[Jensen] approached me to middleman the situation basically. So that’s where our local music scene has a lot of outreach to other places and can help to bring in some acts,” he explained.

Both Rivulare and Robinson & Rohe are ready to bring the house down with their earnestly honest folk, adding a little more variety to the Ore Dock’s usual music nights.

“It’s going to be a great, intimate environment,” he said. “It’s going to be great songwriting and storytelling. It will just be something a little different than what we normally do.”