David Coller and Rhonda Lehman Davenport perform on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Sat., June 4, stating at 5 PM.
Singer-songwriter David Coller and chanteuse Rhonda Lehman Davenport met at a memorable New Year’s music party back in 2020 where they heard each other sing and knew on the spot they would have to sing together. Since then, they have been working to bring you both David’s original songs and the very best cover tunes from the folk and singer-songwriter world, with occasional forays into jazz, bluegrass, and sea music.
Rhonda began as a folk/rock vocalist in her teens but after a stint at the University of Miami School of Music, moved to Hartford, CT and into the world of jazz. While in Hartford she had the opportunity to study with some of the great vocal coaches, at one point winning the Outstanding Performance Award at the Billy Taylor’s “Jazz in July” juried event by unanimous vote. Rhonda sang jazz for many years, but when she and her husband Herman moved to Newtown, Connecticut she found herself drawn back to her folk music roots.
David has been writing and performing in the folk genre since his teens while maintaining a parallel interest in classical music. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in music from the University of Southern California before moving on to the east coast and a career in the medical world. He continued to play in bands, duos and as a solo performer until being waylaid by a wooden boat (if you’ve ever owned one you understand) and then, on the cusp of a re-emergence, by COVID purgatory (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?)
There will be donation vases for the musicians and the venue. Please consider being generous in supporting musicians—opportunities to perform have been fewer the past couple of years. Suggested donation of $10.
The parking lot is closed off for seating. There is on-street parking on Thornton Street, as well as parking behind our building and across the street at Spring Glen Church.