Bluegrass returns to the Old GemTangled Roots Bluegrass band returns to the Old Gem Theater for a concert on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Tangled Roots Bluegrass band returns to the Old Gem Theater for a concert on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Tangled Roots is one of the most energetic and entertaining bands to hit the bustling Midwestern Bluegrass music scene. A favorite of Old Gem Theater audiences, they play a broad spectrum of material ranging from songs and tunes by Bill Monroe and Elvis Presley to more recent songs penned by Bruce Hornsby, John Prine, Kevin Welch and Bruce Cockburn.
The members of Tangled Roots consist of some of the best-known bluegrass performers in the upper Midwest and combined, they bring to the stage more than 100 years of musical experience.
Marty Marrone plays the six-string guitar in the best flat-picking style interspersed with some hard-driving Bluegrass rhythm guitar. He also carries the majority of the band’s vocal chores singing soulful leads and high harmonies.
Chuck Millar is one of the top mandolin players in the Upper Midwest. Chuck sings lead and harmony and is also a wizard on guitar, banjo and bass as well.
David Tousley’s excellent sense of pitch, timing and dynamics are attributed to working with multiple bands for many years. Barry St. Mane is awell-known five-string banjo player in this area.
All tickets are $15. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for reservations or more information about the Old Gem Theater. Visit: www.oldgemtheater.com.
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