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The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washashore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the Washashore Cowgirl. The former Tripping Lily front woman has left behind the acoustic, condenser mic style and has brought her East Texas roots up North. Rizzio is a founder and co-owner of the roots-based music school, West Bend Music, providing all-ages private instruction. In 2014 she founded and launched Vinegrass, a non-profit music production company, that raises money for scholarships, instruments, and grants through concerts and an annual roots-music festival. Photo by Joseph Navas.
Lary Chaplan, violin, began his career with New York underground performers Jackie Curtis as well as the Alan Vega Band. Here on the Cape, he can be seen with the Cape Cod Symphony, Bart Weisman's Klezmer Band, and numerous other projects.
Together they play a wide range of music including originals and covers from Tom Waits to Gioachino Rossini, as well as many beloved standards from the American Songbook.
"Monday in Siena" Oil on board
Next Chapter Book Club
The Truro Public Library is proud to host a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape with local Program Coordinator Barbara Klipper. The Next Chapter Book Club is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to members of our communities who often lack opportunities to explore written works in a relaxed, engaging, and constructive setting. The fall session starts on September 26, with facilitator trainings on Sept. 12, and Sept. 23. Please consider joining us! Contact Tricia or Maggie for more details.