Date:   3/12/2003

Spring brings variety of Artists to Thrasher

Spring brings wide variety of Artists to Thrasher


Spring events planned for Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake will provide audiences with world-class entertainment in a variety of genres from a folk/rock legend, to jazz/blues, to an acoustic string band with four part harmonies.  Add a Texas-born vocalist/instrumentalist accompanied by her guitarist and producer of the 2002 Grammy Award-winning Country Album of the year, and you have a Spring filled with concerts to please just about everyone.


Tickets for all concerts should be ordered early as evidenced by the recent sell-out of the Roger McGuinn concert.  McGuinn, founder of the Byrds, will be gracing our stage on April 5 to the delight of 200 concertgoers who have enjoyed his easy folk/rock style since the 60’s with such hits as Mr. Tambourine Man, and Turn, Turn, Turn.  McGuinn, now touring solo, began recording a series of traditional folk songs in 1994 and uploading them to, part of his home page  Since then he has posted a new recording of a traditional folk song every month.


The Chance Quintet will be coming to Thrasher on Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Ed Willett, cellist, guitarist, composer, arranger, and vocalist along with Cheryl Leah, vocalist, instrumentalist, composer and lyricist, form the duo well known in the music circles as Chance.  For this particular tour, they have invited three other well-known artists; Randy Sabien, fiddler; Dane Richeson, percussionist; and Jeff Eckels, bass, to join them for wonderful evening of Chamber/Jazz/Blues. Tickets are $15.


On Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Thrasher will present the outstanding duo of Bruce and Nunally. Dix Bruce and Jim Nunally are award winning acoustic guitarists, both from very musical backgrounds. Jim learned to play guitar from his father, while Dix gleaned his skill from a grandfather and brother. “They sound like the Everly Brothers with a lot more nitty gritty and nice guitar playing… excellent and well-blended vocals…excellent songs…excellent players…” Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.


Their music is a mixture of original and traditional Americana, contemporary and historic songs with folk, bluegrass and country flavor. The duo’s performances are a trademark mixture of wit, emotion, energy, sincerity and of course, lots of hot guitar playing. Their enthusiasm is infectious and makes for a great time for all. Tickets are $12.




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