Well, here we are four months into the "White Lightning 2012 Tour" at the Broadway Theater in Wabasha, MN and things are going GREAT!!!!
Here is a quick rundown of the first three shows:
February 13th: Lovers in the Round featuring Bob Wootton, The Dove Tailers and The Sudden Lovelys. It was great to have Bob back at the theater again. He is an electric individual. It was great to hear him play 30 years of Johnny Cash and attach all the stories with the tunes. I am sure he will grace us with his presence in the near future
The Dove Tailers, Brandon Sampson and his wife Heather, did a great job showing the satisfaction and struggles of being married and musicians. Brandon and his Band Six Mile Grove www.sixmilegrove.com have a new album out and are doing some great things! It is well worth a listen. They are getting a lot of great press internationally! Look for these guys to explode at any moment. Hopefully, they will remember us little people:) Brandon is also the creator of American Showcase www.americanashowcase.com hosted at the Civic Theater in Rochester, MN. This series is the premier presenter of quality music in Rochester! This is also worth checking out.
However, the show stealers of the night were The Sudden Lovelys www.thesuddenlovelys.com . The lovely duo of Paige and Danny bring greatness to the stage. Have you ever seen a man sit on an old steamer trunk, on a bicycle seat playing the guitar next to a woman surrounded by percussion and the voice of an angel? Me either, but The Sudden Lovelys can give you that experience. We were happy to have them and are looking to welcoming them back in June to open for Jeremy Messersmith.
March 17th: Two Tap Trio with The Moon Coin Ceili Dancers.
April 21st: Monroe Crossing featuring: The DitchLilies
Monroe Crossing is a MACHINE!! www.monroecrossing.com From the time you first inquire about booking them till the day they play the show, they are professionals. No wonder why they can book 160+ shows a year. This show was supported in part by Legacy Grant money from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council. This allowed us to afford them when we would not normally be able to. Also, they were required to fulfill an educational component, so Wabasha-Kellogg High School got to see the magic of great bluegrass musicians. Again, The DitchLilies www.theditchlilies.com did not dissapoint. Hailing from Maiden Rock, WI, Lisa and Kari are the paradigm of wonderful music that we have in the area!
That brings us to this month. May 19th we will welcome MASON JENNINGS!!! It is great to be able to provide such a small town with such a big artist. If you miss this show, you will be missing something great! Tickets for this show are going fast and will sell out, so don't delay!
Tickets and info for this show and the rest of the season can be found on our website www.moonshineshowcase.com .
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