Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Backroom Boys to entertain at "Music on the Menu" July 11

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring a lunch and enjoy "Music on the Menu," an outdoor series of events held on the dock outside the library.

If you missed the Backroom Boys at the Houghton Art and Music Festival in June, you'll have another chance to hear them in a free concert at "Music on the Menu" this Friday, July 11, outside the Portage Lake District Library. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The Backroom Boys will perform from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 11. Enjoy traditional jazz and swing played by John Munson on clarinet, tenor sax, and keyboards; Bob Norden on trombone and vocals; Oren Tikkanen on 6-string banjo, guitar, and vocals; Belinda Mattfolk on bass; and Bob Hiltunen on drums and occasional accordion.

Their music draws from the old styles of New Orleans and Chicago jazz bands circa 1920-1940, with hints of French "Gypsy Swing" and Finnish "Humppa."

Everyone is invited to eat, relax, and enjoy the lunch hour while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the community room.

This event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program and is free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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