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The Barley Jacks

Acoustic Alchemy and Fiddle Wizardry

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new. Front–man and fiddler Brian Wicklund is joined by Joe Cruz–guitar, Kevin Rowe–bass, and Joel Arpin–percussion. Their 2010 debut recording "Either Side of Night" and 2011 recording "The Lighthouse" has been met with great praise by reviewers.  They're music was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota Arts Board in 2011.

Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique. The first thing an audience notices is how much fun the Barley Jacks have when they perform. These Minnesota–based veterans of years in the musical trenches enjoy making music together so much that they sometimes giggle like little kids completely lost in a moment of play.

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Friday, February 6
Great Hall
Performance 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm
Tickets are $20 ($12 for THELMA members)
Bistro Table for four $100 ($60 for THELMA members)
Pub Table for two $50 ($30 for THELMA members)

THELMA members receive 40% off

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Davina and the Vagabonds

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So much more than just a blues act, Davina and the Vagabonds' shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday, but comparisons don’t suffice: she is a true original. 

The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, setting the Vagabonds apart at blues festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sighisoara, Romania, Sierre, Switzerland, Kemi, Finland, and New Orleans Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival and Heritage Festival.

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Davina Sowers – Vocals/Piano/Ukulele
Dan Eikmeier - Trumpet/Vocals
Ben Link – Trombone/Vocals
Connor McRae – Drums/Vocals
Andrew Burns - Sousaphone/Upright Bass

Saturday, February 14
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm
Tickets are $25 ($15 for THELMA members)
Bistro Table for four $125 ($75 for THELMA members)
Pub Table for two $60 ($36 for THELMA members)

THELMA Members receive 40% off!

 

 

 

 

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Switchback

You have seen them on PBS, now catch this Celtic Americana band's return to THELMA!

For over two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, have entertained crowds with their unique American Roots ~ Celtic Soul blend of music With an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass. Their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel. 

Their Celtic music is authentically Irish, drawing praise from such traditional players as Matt Malloy of the group the Chieftains. Ireland has taken Switchback to her heart, with performances at art centers throughout the country and appearances on RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann). At the same time, their music is modern Celtic, with songs capturing the Irish of today as accurately as the Pogues and singer-songwriters like Christy Moore.

But to pay attention only to the Celtic side of Switchback would be a disservice to the unique American roots music crafted by FitzGerald and McCormack. None other than the Grammy Award-winning producer Lloyd Maines chose to work with Switchback in producing three of their albums and considers the duo one of the most important acts playing Americana music today. Their latest collaboration has resulted in Switchback’s 13th album "Kanoka.” With the soaring pedal steel of Maines along with the boxcar-hopping harmonica of Chicago's own Howard Levy, Switchback has created a musical journey that will make every Midwesterner proud of the heartland and every non-Midwesterner longing for it.

Switchback television specials “The Americana Sessions” and “The Celtic Sessions” have aired on PBS stations around the U.S. The band has also been working with Paul Mertens (who arranged the music for “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin”) on orchestral scores for “Kanoka: A Postcard from the Heartland” and “Bolinree: A Celtic Journey” suitable for a 50-chair orchestra.

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Friday, February 27
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm
Tickets $20 ($12 for THELMA members)
Bistro table for four $100 ($60 for THELMA members)
Pub Table for two $50 ($30 for THELMA members)

THELMA Members receive 40% off!

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Will & Anthony

Recording artists, actors and concert performers Will and Anthony Nunziata have packed houses and won acclaim for their performances throughout the country and around the world.

They have recently appeared as Guest Artists with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony and Brockton Symphony Orchestra and soon to be Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (with conductor Steven Reineke).

On television, they have been recently featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America and NBC’s Columbus Day Parade broadcast. 

Will & Anthony also bring their Upright Citizen Brigade (UCB) improvisational comedy training in full-force to their concerts. UCB is the training ground for comedians and many Saturday Night Live alumni. Combined with their brotherly banter and comedic flair, this theatrical event soars, entertains and comes straight from the heart.

Their proudest accomplishment is their Educational Outreach Initiative and Master Class Programs. The brothers visit students throughout the country providing education and inspiration in supporting the arts as a significant component of young people’s lives, and providing life lessons of building a strong work ethic, and never giving up in searching for what you want to do in life.

Will & Anthony reside in New York City (separately).

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They display an engagingly brassy professionalism.” 
– The New York Times

Thursday, March 12
Concert 7:30 pm
Bar opens 5 pm for THELMA Thursday
Tickets are $25 ($15 for THELMA members)
Bistro Table for four $125 ($75 for THELMA members)
Pub Table for two $60 ($36 for THELMA members)

THELMA Members receive 40% off!

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Nikki Hill

If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned!

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THE BAND
Nikki Hill – Vocals
Matt Hill – Guitar/Vocals
Ed Strohsahl – Bass/Vocals
Joe Meyer – Drums/Vocals

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Friday, March 20 in the Great Hall
Performance 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm

Tickets are $20 ($12 for THELMA members)
Bistro Table for four $100 ($60 for THELMA members)
Pub Table for two $50 ($30 for THELMA members)

THELMA members receive 40% off

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Tables must be reserved by calling 920.921.5410.

 

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