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AcoustiHoo returns to Heritage Hillside Series

AcoustiHoo will perform from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, as part of the Heritage Hillside Series at the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand. Photo submitted by Sue Franchere

Sue Orfield and her band, AcoustiHoo, return Wednesday, Aug. 2, to the Heritage Hillside Series at the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music from 6:30-8 p.m.

Blend a saxophone, guitar, violin and upright bass and you'll get a combination of blues, jazz, Americana and world folk woven into a tapestry of textures, colors and images, promoters said. An Eau Claire-based band since 2010, AcoustiHoo comprises Sue Orfield (tenor sax), Lucas Fischer (guitar/vocals), Olaf Lind (violin/mandolin) and Randy Sinz (bass/vocal). Orfield has played with many musical greats over the years, including Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson (Heart), Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville and Jo Dee Messina and she tours internationally with several groups, including The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Ellen Whyte.

Her band mates include Fischer, who is a fixture in the Eau Claire music scene, playing guitar, bass and drums and working extensively with live tribute concerts to benefit music scholarships for young musicians; Lind, who began studying the violin at age 4, exploring improvisation at 14 and then pursued street performance and folk forms, now teaching as well as performing; and Sinz, who has been singing and playing bass with groups including The Cadillac Cowboys, Tequila Sage and Southern Serenade and currently plays with Rada Dada, Catya's Trio, Ranger Rudy and the Swinging Wingtips, Deep Water Reunion, Two Rivers and Code Blue.

The evening is sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union. There will be pop and popcorn available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, the concernt move into the pavilion, with limited seating. For further information, call the Heritage Center at 715-246-3276.