Harmonious Wail will be performing in the Dogwood Center’s Black Box on Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. With smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar, the band will bring an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals to the Dogwood.
Harmonious Wail takes their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. Harmonious Wail recently celebrated their 30th anniversary as entertainers who have mastered the art of lifting spirits. The band consists of Sims Delaney-Potthoff, a mandolin virtuoso, bandleader, vocalist and master of all things behind the curtain, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, vocalist extraordinaire whose percussive instrument of choice is a cardboard box, but who also has a knack for exploring the musicality of almost any household object, and Jeffo Weiss, master bassist who dazzles and mesmerizes on both upright and electric bass.
Harmonious Wail works with National Public Radio where they are honored to be recognized as the favorite house band for the program “Says You” where they’ve matched their wits with the panelists. Their songs have graced the program “All Things Considered” and they have gifted their composition “The Money Song” to NPR stations across the country for annual fundraising programs. Their songs, “People Stuff and “ I Like to Feel My Bones” both received International Songwriters Award, and four of their Gypsy Jazz compositions were cleverly woven into the film score of the internationally acclaimed independent film, ”I Really Hate My Job”.
True warriors for musicians worldwide, they are founding members of the highly respected International Folk Alliance, and they have created their own foundation, the Henry Mac Fund, supporting the arts in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. The band is also a recipient of the 2017 Musicnotes Outstanding Musical Career Achievement Award.
Tickets are $15.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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