Saturday, November 20, 2010

Backroom Boys to play at Copper Island Beach Club Nov. 20

Backroom Boys Poster courtesy John Munson.

HANCOCK -- The Copper Island Beach Club in Hancock is again bringing the Backroom Boys into the front room -- Bob Norden on his mellifluous trombone; John Munson with his multiplying saxophone, clarinet, and keyboard; and Oren Tikkanen on jazzy six-string banjo and guitar.

They will play from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. TONIGHT, Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Beach Club, located on the Hancock Waterfront at the bottom of Tezcuco Street.

Bob Norden plays an encore -- trombone solo -- during a recent appearance of the Backroom Boys at the Copper Island Beach Club in Hancock. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

"It will be a musical gumbo, a rhythmic boo-yaw, a note-worthy mojakka. You will feel like dancing, and maybe you will," says Tikkanen. "Take a traditional New Orleans attitude, mix in some rhythm and blues, swing, and old pop music, add a pinch of Copper country polka and waltz, throw in a tango -- that's the recipe for the Backroom Boys approach. It sure was fun last time, and it will be again if you show up."

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