CAMDEN — The Camden Opera House will present “An Evening with Roger McGuinn” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at 29 Elm St. Part of the Windjammer Festival.
Roger McGuinn was a founding member of the Byrds, playing his distinctive Rickenbacker 12- string guitar and singing lead on many of the Byrds’ hits including “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “So You Want to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.” His Chicago folk roots led McGuinn to develop the influential “jingle-jangle” approach to playing the electric guitar, and his interest in free- jazz atonalities contributed to a sound, first heard on the Byrds’ “Eight Mile High,” that influenced psychedelic rock. Add country rock to his cred too, thanks to the Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” album.
No-fee tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show, at camdenoperahouse.com, by calling 207-236-3154, or at the Camden Town Office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.