Monday, August 31, 2009

For your calendar

Almost hate to share this because we haven't got tickets yet, but fair's fair. This is affordable entertainment for the Great Recession, which is likely to be in even fuller swing in October. There's nothing like Celtic music for hard times.
The Nettles - Acoustic Celtic music that’s progressive, exciting & a little bit dangerous
7 p.m., Friday, October 2, Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library
Tickets: $5 in advance at Salem Public Library Circulation desks/$7 at door

This band ignites audiences with fiery music that blends traditional music with modern spices. The Nettles play progressive and exciting Celtic music at festivals, concerts, bars and dances in the Pacific Northwest and get radio airplay worldwide.

Laura Brophy’s powerful fiddling forms strong yet lyrical melodies punctuated by wild improvisati on. The Nettles are propelled by the mighty rhythm engine of Kevin Johnsrude on guitar, Michael Proctor on bass and drummers Brian Bucolo, Doug Narry or Ankush Vimawala. On fiddle, saxophone, pennywhistle, guitar, bass and percussion, they play acoustic improvisational music based on traditional tunes, a sort of acoustic Celtic jam band.

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