Madison’s Majestic Theatre, 115 King Street, and Hundredth Monkey Productions present The Bluegrass Blowout Bonanza on Friday, September 10th, 2010. This Bluegrass concert features Sturgeon Bay's Deep Fried Grass, Chicago's Tangleweed, and Central Wisconsin's Hot Saxxx.
Building on the overwhelming success of the annual Great Midwestern Bluegrass Bash, promoter Nicholas True, now more than ever, is dedicated to showcasing the best talent in the Midwest for an affordable ticket price. "The Bluegrass genre, which spans many age demographics, is a cornerstone of American Music, appealing to a wide variety of audiences," says True. Producing Bluegrass concerts, more than any other genre, has become a passion for the Madison Promoter.
The historic Majestic Theatre is now a popular tour stop for some of the top Nationally touring Bluegrass acts like Emmitt-Nershi Band and Hot Buttered Rum. “We’re bluegrass fans here at the Majestic…and we know there is an audience of avid fans of this style of music in Madison. We're devoted to delivering the total concert experience to the music fan, and that's why we always look forward to Hundredth Monkey's multiple band lineups. They go the extra mile to set these events apart from the typical one or two band concert,” says Matt Gerding, co-owner of the Majestic.
For five priceless years, Ryan Thompson had the honor of performing with Bill Jorgenson, "The Father of Wisconsin Bluegrass" before forming Deep Fried Grass in 2006. Thompson's polished Nashville baritone vocals backed by a tight 4 piece string band have won him fans all over the Midwest. Bobby Burns' mandolin skills and Dan Schrei's tight banjo pickin', rounded out by Leif Thompson's thumping bass make Deep Fried Grass one of the premier Bluegrass acts in Wisconsin. Thompson is also an accomplished songwriter, and is a featured artist annually at Sturgeon Bay's Steel Bridge Songfest.
Tangleweed’s repertoire, which encompasses traditional fiddle tunes, African-American blues, rags, and stomps, was born in the rich soil of the rural agrarian South. Unlettered and without formal training, its originators gave rise to a deeply expressive musical idiom that spoke for and to a vast, poverty-stricken community of Euro- and African-Americans, for whom such music functioned first and foremost as an accompaniment to social dance. The Chicago-based string band is proud to claim this rich cultural legacy, without in any way sharing in it. Relieved of the burden of authenticity, unencumbered by troublesome notions of historical accuracy or, indeed, of personal accountability, the men of Tangleweed are free to pursue their own startlingly original interpretive impulses. So does a great tradition reinvent itself, often beyond all recognition.
Jeff Sachs' guitar, bass & fiddle playing are the framework of the Bluegrass machine known as Hot Saxx. His high and lonesome playing is the warmth of the slow songs, while his winding, out-of-this-world passages during fast songs take the music to that higher ground, somewhere between the Groove Galaxy and Constellation Exaltation. He also sings lead and harmony. Jeff has made some great music with many different bands and people, he has even played bass live for fiddle legend Vassar Clements!
Tickets for the event are $7 Purchase tickets online at www.majesticmadison.com or at the Majestic Theatre Box Office.
Added by hundredthmonkeyproductions on August 28, 2010