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Trigger Happy closes Heritage Hillside Series

Karl Ausland keeps the tempo steady for Trigger Happy.2 / 4
Those in the audience enjoy the music of Trigger Happy at the season's final Hillside Series concert held last Wednesday at the Heritage Center.3 / 4
Trigger Happy played indoors at the final Hillside Series show at the Heritage Center in New Richmond.4 / 4

Trigger Happy, the foursome featuring Karl Ausland, Scott Nash, Mike Murtha and Ed Schmidt, entertained a packed house Wednesday, Aug. 19, as the closing act of the Heritage Center's Hillside Series.

Because of the uncertain weather raging outside, the concert was moved from the bandstand situated on the center's grounds into the pavilion.

Being out of the cold, wet and windy conditions was a good idea for those who attended. They tapped their toes and perked their ears to the melodic tunes of Trigger Happy. With Ausland and Murtha setting the bass line and tempo on drums and bass, respectively, Nash and Schmidt kept the rhythm section smooth and stable. 

With the help of guest vocalists, the group moved seemlessly through a variety of standards and popular tunes.

The Heritage Center's annual concert series this summer featured the following lineup:

  • July 8 - Jodi Mealey

Sponsor: Countryside P&H

  • July 15 - Greenwood Tree

Sponsor: Daren Powers CPA

  • July 22 - My Sweet Patootie

Sponsor: First National Community Bank

  • July 29 - Acoustihoo

Sponsor: Ellicott Dredge Technologies (LWT)

  • Aug 5 - Timber Creek

Sponsor: Westconsin Credit Union

  • Aug 12 - Fizz & the Farm Hands

Sponsor: Royal Credit Union

  • Aug 19 - Trigger Happy

Sponsor: Bremer Bank