Tickets will be available at the door! Doors & bar opens at 6:45 p.m.
"To witness a performance by April Verch is to participate in a multi-sensory experience. Some of the many hats she wears include fiddler, singer and stepdancer, all of which she combines into a single performance… Even as she plays with the tradition she inherited in her native Ottawa Valley, Verch’s energetic and breathtaking performances speak to the heart of roots music with mature and reflective songwriting, interpreting, and storytelling.” -Heartstrings
April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. Touring the world to share songs from her milestone 10th album (The Newpart), Verch's performances combine her delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously.
On The Newpart album, Verch digs deep into songs and tunes from the era before the often-mined mid-century heyday of bluegrass and folk. Harkening back to vaudeville and beyond, Verch and her fellow trio members pare down their arrangements, highlighting the simple pleasures of upright bass, guitar, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, voices, fiddle, and stepping in intimate conversation. At the heart lie Verch’s delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously for the first time on stage and on The Newpart. It all works to insist that, "these songs don’t need to be revived,” Verch exclaims. "They are timeless. They are still very much alive and relevant.
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Alfred Peck Fund, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the
State of Wisconsin and the
National Endowment for the Arts.