For more information, contact:
Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347, or
Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

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November 22, 2002

Electronic newsroom



Singer-Songwriters Jim Dexter and Bill Meehan to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, December 14

UPTON, NY - Long Island singer-songwriters Jim Dexter and Bill Meehan will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, December 14, at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall. Both local artists performing on acoustic guitars, Dexter and Meehan will present their original works. Each will perform one set of his music at the public concert.

Jim Dexter has been playing the guitar since he was eight years old, and, growing up in the 1970s, he performed in a number of rock bands. Today, Dexter’s music has evolved into a mix of styles, with touches of rock, new age, jazz, folk, and Celtic music. His songs often delve into the relationship between people and nature. Dexter has worked with a number of recording studios, and he currently performs as guitarist for Marci Geller, founder of Sonic Underground Records.

The previously published Long Island Voice once called Bill Meehan the “Lord God King Irish Tenor.” Meehan’s style does not fit into a particular category. His musical influences are extremely varied, including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Ludwig van Beethoven, Chuck Berry, and Jim Dexter. Meehan has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 15. His songwriting topics include the tragic costs of racism and violence, the world’s battle against cancer, and the effects of American industrialism. But Meehan’s songs are always about issues that personally affect him: “My songs are a diary of my life,” he says.

Tickets for the concert are $10 each if purchased in advance, or $12 at the door. They may be purchased at the Laboratory’s Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association sales office in Berkner Hall any weekday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only cash or checks will be accepted. All visitors age 16 and over who enter the Laboratory site must have a photo ID.

For more information about the concert, call 631 344-2345. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited liability company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.