Imagine it’s 10 a.m. on a summer Saturday morning, just beginning to steam in the parking lot farmers market. You are pondering the blueberries when you realize you’re hearing not just live music, but really complex live music, perhaps “Dear Prudence,” on guitar, bass and percussion. “It’s easy to do Beatles songs, their melodies are so strong,” says Trio Nova’s bassist Mike Vogelmann. He and guitarist Pete Devine got together some 20 years ago as a respite from bar gigs, he says, “to play what we felt like.” With percussionist Kris Rudzinski in the fold, they can do Zombies or Lauper, but what they really like best are originals, with jazz and world music coloring the entire repertoire. “The farmers market gig has a special place in our heart. Whatever reactions we get are spontaneous.” Nobody is there deliberately to hear music. “The most gratifying thing of all is to watch the tiny little kids who may have never seen anybody playing live before — some frown, some smile, some dance. This is what I wanted music to be when I started. I’m very happy and in the moment when we are playing good and people come by and say thanks.”
Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Coffee Works, 910 Berlin Road, Voorhees, 856-784-5282, coffee-works.com.