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MARK DVORAK/ BILL CAMPLIN/ JOHN SIEGER
August 2, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$10
These shows with the “three grumpy amigos”- Larry Penn, Dvorak and Sieger- have been a delight each time, with the audience clamoring for another grumpy get-together. Sad to say, Larry Penn, is not feeling well enough to make this gig. Filling in for him will be middleweight champion BILL CAMPLIN. A whoppin’ night of great music with three great guys:
Larry Penn sings and tells stories of hard work, working people, trains, trucks, life on the road, love, nonsense, and flamingos. Noted for their elegance in simplicity, his songs are not only popular with audiences, but are acclaimed by other artists, many of whom have recorded their own renditions of Larry’s songs. His performances are delightful. Wanted you to know about him, but he won’t be here.
Bill Camplin knows a few of Larry’s songs, and those by others, and his own. And he can grump with the rest of them.
Mark Dvorak plays folk and blues on banjo and guitar – carrying on the tradition of stalwarts like the above-lauded Mr. Penn. “Mark is a charismatic performer with a spark of gentle passion that lights every concert hall and every greenway where he lifts his voice in celebration of the old songs. He has been called “a folk singer’s folk singer who follows unerringly in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie,” and his song writing has been called “wondrous” and “profound.”
Like Larry, John Sieger is another Milwaukee gem, known as a prolific and talented songwriter with a semi-country bent whose songs have impressed Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Harrison, The BoDeans, Robbie Fulks and Flaco Jimenez enough to record them. He has been in numerous Milwaukee bands, including the R&B Cadets, Semi-Twang, the SubContinentals. Roots rock, country, R&B- John runs the gamut.