Rose & The Thorns will provide dinner music and hot dancing songs for your party, club or restaurant. Although a new band, the members have years of experience providing quality fun music that your patrons will love to listen and dance to.
Rose Martin (guitar and vocals) performs a versatile mix of original and cover songs on acoustic guitar with her rich vocals and soulful bluesy style. Rose enjoys hosting O'Shea's Open Mic and formerly the Hearing Room Virtual Open Mic. She is also a member of the band SummerTown and the duo Ginger Heart.
Jerry Doherty (lead guitar and vocals) Returning to New England in late 2015, Massachusetts native Jerry Doherty made his mark on the national stage as a songwriter and producer with his successful original band, Matters of the Heart. Sharing stages with Charlie Daniels, The Beach Boys. Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and many other Nashville performers throughout the 1990s, Jerry is now happy to bring his guitar and vocal stylings to Cape Cod.
Marvin Dolinger (banjo, harmonica and vocals) is a Virginia transplant who has been coming to the Cape for over 40 years. He played with the Northern Virginia based band Choptank Murphy for 25+ years, while lending his talents to many other bands in the area. He moved to the Cape in 2018, and quickly got involved in the local music scene, sitting in with many bands and joining the newly formed Summertown band. He plays harmonica, guitar, and banjo while also providing lead and backing vocals.
Don Barry (bass and vocals) has been a performing musician for over 40 years. Don has played on stages from small blues joints in Mississippi to the main stage at Carnegie Hall. He worked in bands for Lonesome Dave, Luther Johnson, Chicago Bob, The Allstars, Ragtime Radcliffe, Sherman Lee Dillon, Jimmy Connor, and Dawn Kenney. As house bassist for Wepecket Island Records, he has toured, and recorded on over 30 CDs. Don now resides in Dennis Port and performs regularly on Cape Cod.
Alan Peterson (drums) has over 40 years of live performance experience playing country, rock-a-billy, oldies, and Americana with many Cape Cod bands.