Sunday, August 12, 2012

Calumet Theatre to host "An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Folk" Aug. 13

CALUMET -- The Calumet Theatre is pleased to present "An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Folk" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. This concert -- featuring the talents of Michigan artists Robert Jones, Matt Watroba and Mustard's Retreat -- is part of the Musical Mondays Music Series. One more concert is scheduled this summer at the Theatre and additional  events will be held at the Keweenaw Heritage Center.

For over 20 years Robert Jones has been a champion of American Roots music, with a special emphasis on traditional African American blues. He is a storyteller, a preacher, an artist, and a teacher. Stories, spirituals, blues, work songs, field hollers, country music, folk songs, gospel and original songs are all a part of his special talent.

Matt Watroba brings a very special set of talents to the stage. His excellent guitar playing, mellow voice, friendship with his audience, and knowledge of his presentations is impressive. Add to that Matt's own special brand of humor and you are in for a most entertaining and enlightening evening.

Everything Mustard's Retreat does on a stage is aimed at pleasing, moving and engaging their audience. Whether singing their own gentle love songs and vivid ballads, telling tall tales or offering treasures from America's vast traditional song bag, a Mustard's Retreat show always feels like it's designed for the people who have come to see them that day, in that coffeehouse, school, concert hall or festival. Audiences sense this from the moment David and Michael hit the stage -- and folks are drawn to it like hungry kids to Sunday supper!

General seating tickets for "An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Folk" are $13. Discount for Theatre members.

The Musical Mondays Concert Series is sponsored by WMPL 920 AM, Range Bank and a grant from the Copper Country Community Arts Council.

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