07/08/19 6:00am

Rob Europe at his Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Southold native Rob Europe has been playing guitar since he was 14, guided by local teacher Raymond Penney, who encouraged his unusually talented student to kindly mention his name when interviewed by guitar magazines. Though Rolling Stone has not yet come knocking, Europe has no doubt made his mark as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, since he began playing locally five years ago at the age of 23.

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06/27/19 6:00am

Local family band Points East is among the North Fork artists we profiled for our special music feature. (Credit: David Benthal)

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If back roads and rows of cornfields have you believing the North Fork music scene is all country covers in dim-lit honky-tonks, we’re happy to report it’s so much more than that. (more…)

10/03/14 9:00am
Rob Europe plays his 1958 Gibson guitar in Aldo's last Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Rob Europe plays his 1958 Gibson guitar in Aldo’s last Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

“It’s intense. And the people there aren’t just good musicians. They’re very good performers with a story to tell.”

So said Riverhead blues artist Bruce MacDonald, who represented the Long Island Blues Society at last year’s International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tenn., finishing as a semi-finalist.  (more…)

12/13/13 10:44am
Photo by Carrie Miller

Photo by Carrie Miller

Jamesport Vineyards is planning on keeping the winter months groovin’ with a “Hometown Music Hour” every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting this Sunday, Dec. 15., a featured artist will perform before opening up the mic to local area performs to take over.  (more…)

10/31/13 12:26pm
Photo by Cyndi Murray | Performers Chris Hurley (left) and Rob Europe are regulars at MEET’s open mic night.

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Performers Chris Hurley (left) and Rob Europe are regulars at MEET’s open mic night.

Driving down Main Street in Greenport Village, you feel a crisp breeze coming through the windows. The clock has just struck 7 p.m., and it’s dark outside, cool and quiet. But if you listen a little closer you’ll hear the faint sound of warm, soulful music coming from a dimly lit storefront. (more…)