Near full house to kick off Hoag Library concert series

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 April 2023 at 7:25 am

Photos by Marsha Rivers

ALBION – It was a near full house with more than 75 people attending the concert Saturday at Hoag Library.

Kinloch Nelson, a professional musician who plays the fingerstyle guitar, performed for the crowd at the Hoag.

 The library started a new series with concerts played the first Saturday each month at noon. The new series is the brainchild of Jim Doyle, an adult reference librarian at the library. He joined Hoag in October. He also has been running Jim’s Guitar Studio for 23 years in Albion, and is a founding member of the Rochester Guitar Club.

“We wanted to bring in people who haven’t performed in Orleans County before,” Doyle said. “I think the community is hungry for music and the arts.”

The next concert will be at noon on May 6, featuring Ricardo Saeb.

The concerts are free to the public with support from the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council and Friends of Hoag Library.

Kinloch Nelson gave a high-level performance on Saturday at Hoag Library.