Lou & Peter Berryman-WI folk legends
Thrasher Opera House welcomes
Sponsored by Green Lake Title and Abstract Company, Inc., and MidState Abstract and Title Company, Lou and Peter will perform their slightly wacky, endearingly human songs at a concert.
Lou and Peter Berryman began their musical partnership in high school in
During those early years, Lou and Peter were motivated to write new songs every week, many about the history, cheese, beer, and strange politics of
Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Tom Lehrer count themselves among their fans. Lou and Peter’s work has appeared in such popular compilations as the RISE UP SINGING songbook, in SING OUT! Magazine, and in many audio collections. Today, professional musicians including Peter, Paul and Mary, Garrison Keillor, and Peggy Seeger, as well as shower singers everywhere are performing Berryman songs.
In 1999, and again in 2002, the duo performed at the
As Scott Alarik wrote in The Boston Globe: “Wisconsin songwriters Lou and Peter Berryman do to Midwestern sensibilities what Christine Lavin does to stressful New York, and what Tom Lehrer so long ago did to the intellectual pomposities of Cambridge: hoist the norms of everyday culture hilariously on their own petards. Their satires are at once bitingly funny and endearing, wildly absurdist and vividly human. They have the rare ability to make us simultaneously laugh at and care about the people they lampoon.”
Lou and Peter Berryman will be performing at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Saturday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and can be purchased ON-LINE at www.thrasheroperahouse.com or in person at the Thrasher Opera House ticket office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank, Bloch’s Farm, Ripon Drug, or Bull Moose Mercantile.