Blue Canvas Orchestra-Unplugged; Big Top Chautauqua's house band, coming to Thrasher
The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is the heart and soul of Big Top Chautauqua,
Singer Warren Nelson and the gang combine professional musicianship with humor and a spirited rapport with live audiences. In addition to Nelson, the BCO is an amazing sextet comprised of cello, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, bass and drums, and represents the instrumental side of the festival's house band
This is a band whose members draw from a very deep and diverse well of musical experience. From conservatory training and orchestral experience to multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, from touring with Zydeco music's iconic first lady "Queen Ida," to National Endowment for the Arts' supported work for history-based musical endeavors, the BCO has entertained hundreds of live audiences over the past two decades.
They’ll bring all this to their Thrasher performance, and more. You'll hear burnin' Newgrass, swing-style Jazz, classical influences, Celtic influences and some of the great vocal tunes that their fans have come to expect. And they’ll celebrate the wild-side of
This special performance of the Blue Canvas Orchestra -Unplugged, is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of