Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trees, Erik Koskinen Band to perform at Omega House benefit Oct. 23

CALUMET -- "Hunter's Moon," the Fourth Annual Omega House Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, will take place at the Calumet Theatre at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 23. This year’s concert highlights two artists with local ties -- Lindsay Tomasic and Trees and The Erik Koskinen Band. The silent auction features wonderful items donated by regional artists and businesses.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Theatre box office -- 337-2610.

Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick, two of the three members of Trees, grew up in the Keweenaw and started performing as teens in Copper Country venues. Lindsay now lives and works out of Los Angeles where she writes, performs and records at her studio, Datolite Recordings. Lindsay and Jesse will be joined by Dave Pearlman on his pedal steel and dobro.

Erik Koskinen, based in the Twin Cities, also was raised in the Copper Country and credits attending bluegrass and country music festivals as a child in helping to develop his own blues and country rock sound. He eventually moved to Minneapolis, where he formed his current band, The Erik Koskinen Band.

Both groups will have copies of their newly released CDs available for sale.

All proceeds of the "Hunter’s Moon" Benefit Concert and Silent Auction will benefit Omega House, the only hospice home in the Upper Peninsula.

For more information about the Benefit Concert, call Sandy Lewin at Omega House -- 906-482-4438.

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