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December 17, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$30
These rejects from the billionaire space race have come down to earth and are resorting to sharing their musical talents. Peter Mulvey is on some long-term domestic flight and will not be joining them on this venture.
Ticket link follows this important announcement.
ATTENTION: Delta Dawn, what’s that COVID you’ve got on? The CDC recommends that vaccinated Americans return to wearing masks in indoor spaces in communities where coronavirus transmission is substantial or high, and Jefferson county, Wisconsin, is currently in the substantial category https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view, so we’ll do our part.
The small space of the listening room prevents any reasonable distancing. For the safety of everyone, we will be requiring:
- proof of vaccination
- mask wearing in the listening room, (and recommending it in all of our spaces when not eating or drinking.)
Keep checking for updates, as circumstances can change.
“Porter plays intelligent, groove — heavy folk with hearty abandon”
— Santa Fe New Mexican
“With his exquisite, tranquil guitar work, Willy Porter could easily astonish an audience without singing one note. His ability to engage the audience with his personality and intellect raises Porter from the level of guitar wonk into the realm of masterful performer.”
“Willy Porter is a relaxed and fearless performer who’ll entertain you as well as move you.”
— Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Porter accentuates well – rendered tales with spit – fire – percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color – chord picking.”
“[Willy Porter] can captivate an audience as completely as can an entire rock band.”
— Washington Times
RANDY SABIEN is no stranger to our stage, and no stranger than anyone else who has graced it. He regularly steps beyond the boundaries of what many think of as jazz, forging headlong into the worlds of rock, blues and funk. His career began with classical violin lessons, he soon picked up fiddling and from there it was only natural he would find himself playing along with his favorite rock tunes. Then at age 19 he was reborn with the discovery that you could play jazz on the violin. The resulting sound is swinging, rocking, rhythmic and bluesy with a fiddle that often plays more like a saxophone than a violin. There are shades of Duke and Miles and you can certainly hear the echoes of the great jazz violinists from the swing era but above all, Randy is a product of his time – someone who grew up playing the violin while immersed in the music of the 60s and 70s.
“Jazz violinists usually draw from one of two traditions. The best of both can be found in the superb Randy Sabien… he combines classical technique and folk energy in a program that’s still strictly jazz. ” USA TODAY
BILL CAMPLIN is no stranger to our stage or to Willy or Randy, who has admitted in weaker moments to enjoying accompanying Bill. Bill is a fine lad with a fine voice, but give him JimBeam instead of djembe. Oh yeah, by the way- “the best singer no one has ever heard of”.