Heritage Center welcomes –‘My Sweet Patootie’The Heritage Hillside Series continues next Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a duo, My Sweet Patootie.
The Heritage Hillside Series continues next Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a duo, My Sweet Patootie.
The group is from rural Ontario and bring twining vocal harmonies, monstrous fingerstyle guitar, sizzling fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. Their music is a tongue-in-cheek Canadian blend of old country, vintage jazz, western swing and blues.
Sandra Swannell’s alto voice has been described as “hot buttered rum.” She is a classically trained violinist and violist, but her style owes much more to folk, jazz and blues. Swannell was the principal violist of the Georgian Bay Symphony, and fronted the Celtic art-rock band, The Shards, before joining Terry Young to form the group Tanglefoot in 2005. Young’s tremendous dexterity and aggressive approach to finger-style guitar has been described as “virtuosic” by BBC critic James Harrox. During his Tanglefoot years, he gained a reputation as a talented multi-instrumentalist; performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo and whistles. Young is also a classically trained tenor and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario. After Tanglefoot retired, My Sweet Patootie was formed and since then, Swannell and Young have been forging a reputation for delivering polished, completely entertaining and memorable live concerts.
The sponsor for the evening is Stillwater Medical Group and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., ending at about 8 p.m.
The Farmer’s Market vendors have been invited, Messes and Masterpieces will return with an art project for the kids, Zaney Janey has been invited to provide henna and Table 65 will have Gelato available for sale. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic supper, pop and popcorn are available for sale and one of the historic buildings will be open for visitors to wander through.
It’s a rain or shine event. For more information, call 715-246-3276.