Take2 To Perform at Deane Center
Bob Rubin (left) and Steve Ziemak are Take2.
At 6:15 p.m. this Friday, July 30, Take2 with Steve Ziemak on acoustic guitar and vocals and Bob Rubin on mandolin and vocals will perform a mix of American standards and originals on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The concert is free. Donations are appreciated.
If weather becomes a problem, this concert will be moved into the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre.
Take2’s performance this Friday will include songs from ‘Branching Out’, their new CD, featuring singing by Ziemak on “Memphis” and “Nashville Cats” and by Rubin on “Somebody Stole my Gal” with harmonies sprinkled throughout.
For the past 57 years Rubin and Ziemak have been performing music but usually not together. In the early 1960s when Rubin was 12 and Ziemak was 16 and they were growing up as neighbors in Levittown, Pa., they did perform together. Then, they went their separate ways.
In 1980, the Rubins moved to Charleston Township and opened Whitneyville Glass. Ziemak and his brother, Joe, bought property next to each other in 1983 and by 1984 had both moved to Charleston Township, too.
Occasionally, Rubin and Ziemak performed together through their work with different bands and for specific music projects.
In 2014 that changed when they formed Take2 and began performing as a duo, playing songs from Stephen Foster to the Beatles to Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou.”
For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre.
Other free concerts being sponsored by the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and the Wellsboro Community Concert Association on Fridays at 6:15 p.m. are: Stone Eater on Aug. 6; Drowsy Maggie on Aug. 13; Mystery Trayne on Aug. 20; the Gabe Stillman Band on Aug. 27 and Marc Berger and Ride on Sept. 10.
Writing: Diane Eaton