Erie friends, you’ll get your chance to see Troubadour Blues for the first time Friday, Oct. 28, at the Erie Art Museum, with special musical guest Mark Dignam.

Doors open at 7, and you can get a drink and look at art until Mark plays a short set at 7:30. The screening will begin at 8, with a Q&A and more music afterwards. There’s a suggested donation of $10, but we’ll let you in for whatever you can contribute. Proceeds will help put Troubadour Blues on the road to Nashville, Austin, Boston, Washington, Columbus and many more places.

Mark is a brilliant singer-songwriter from Dublin, now living in Pittsburgh. He doesn’t play Irish music (in the sense of Christy Moore or the Clancy Brothers), but his sound owes a big debt to the poetic heritage of his native land. Mark started performing as a teenager, busking on Grafton Street in Dublin with his childhood friend, Glen Hansard (Commitments/Frames/Swell Season), with whom he still performs occasionally. Mark has a couple of records to his credit and tours extensively in Ireland and the U.S. More info here.

Hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind evening!