Singer, songwriter and satirist J.W. McClure honed his performance skills playing in the coffee houses of the 1960s and today his repertoire includes traditional songs, blue yodels from Jimmie Rodgers and jazz tunes from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
Northwest balladeer Bob Nelson played in clubs in San Francisco and now shares his 60 years of song collecting, his baritone voice and his consummate guitar accompaniments.
These two singers will perform together on Sunday during a free folk concert at Everett Public Library.
McClure punctuates his performances with old favorites and his own suite of songs that includes his signature “Champagne Patty,” with a mid-tempo that picks up speed, and “Living Off of My Friends,” that nails just how that life philosophy works.
Nelson will sing tales of the sea, the cowboys, the heroes and the hard cases. His large repertoire spans the globe and includes songs of loves lost and loves found.
Nelson and McClure will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.
These concerts are presented by the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society and take place in the library’s lower level auditorium, a venue the folklore society describes as a gem of an acoustic space that needs no electronic amplification.