When: Sun., March 5, 3:30 p.m. 2017
"A Gesture and a Word." After 25 years in the music business, at age 50, musician and poet Rob Morsberger was being compared to Randy Newman, Tom Waits and even Stephen Foster. A few months later, Rob was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Rather than succumb to this grim reality, Rob used it to fuel the most prolific period in his songwriting career – determined to utilize whatever remained of his physical and spiritual resources to explore through words and music the transient nature of life, the inevitability of death and the infinite magic in the detail of a single moment. A Gesture and a Word is a portrait of a man who exemplified the saying, Ars longa – Vita Brevis (Art is long – Life is short). "Goodbye Garbers" For more than 40 years, the Garber Door Company called 2201 E. Franklin Street in Richmond, Virginia home. The 65,000 square foot warehouse was largely unoccupied by the local door assembly business, and over the years, it gained a following among musicians and artists seeking extra space to make art and noise. In June 2016, Garbers relocated their business and sold the building on Franklin Street, leaving hundreds of musicians without practice space and silencing a familiar Richmond sound forever.