On Friday, May 20 Rock City’s Velvet Lounge series will welcome the Jim James duo. The music will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St.

With James on 12- and 6-string guitars, harmonica and vocals; and Dan Wilson on bass, this Belfast-based duo serves up a distinctive  blend of acoustic blues, folk and original material that defies convention and delights audiences.

As usual, there is no cover charge; however, tipping the musicians is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events happening at the local coffee shop/book store, call 594-4123.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.