Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
The Barrymore Theatre presents
WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus & Sugar Maple welcome
THE 19TH ANNUAL
UNITED WAY BLUEGRASS BENEFIT
STRINGS TO ROAM (1:00 pm)
DAVE LANDAU: The King of Kids Music (1:40 pm)
THE CAJUN STRANGERS (Cajun Dance) (2:00 pm)
SORTIN’ THE MAIL (3:00 pm)
SOGGY PRAIRIE (3:45 pm)
CORK & BOTTLE STRING BAND (4:30 pm)
Sound by Audrey Martinovich from Audio for the Arts
Tickets: $10.00 Adults/$5.00 Children 5 – 12
Children Under 5 Free Maximum Family Cost $20.00
Tickets Available At The Door. Box office and doors open at noon.
Strings to Roam
Although Strings to Roam have only been together for a few months, they are no strangers to the Madison roots music scene. Featuring Annie Emmenegger on guitar (Oak Street Ramblers), Colleen Robinson on bass (Happenstance), Emily Beebe on mandolin (Fresh Country Scrapple, Market Ramblers), Emily Jones on banjo (Bluebirds, The Poor Hearts), Hillary Harder on fiddle (Three-Legged Chair, Five Times Harder) and Stephanie Ramer on resonator guitar (Off the Porch, Prairie Bayou Cajun Band), Strings to Roam puts their own twist on traditional and contemporary tunes with multi-part vocal harmonies and tight instrumental arrangements.
Voted Madison Area Music Association’s 2019 Children’s Performer of the Year. A former teacher, David has now become regionally famous as the King of Kids Music. He even had to give up his job of shopping mall Santa this year because the kids recognized him. They all asked, “Hey David Landau, when does Santa get here?” Kids and families can enjoy David’s show every Monday night at 5:30pm at the Harmony Bar in Madison. Fun for the kids, totally tolerable for their grown-ups.
The Cajun Strangers
“While Cajun music may be hit or miss outside of Louisiana, it’s quite safe in Madi- son, Wisconsin.” – Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans
The Cajun Strangers are one of the Midwest’s premier Cajun music dance bands. Born out of their love for Louisiana porch music, the band performs Cajun and Zyde- co dance music with “unbridled energy and contagious enthusiasm that’s more than enough to entice the most sedentary patron to rise up and shake what their mama gave’em.” (Dirty Linen Magazine)
Sortin the Mail
Keepin the “Ass” in Bluegrass
Sortin The Mail (STM) is a 5 piece Bluegrass band taking the Genre to unexplored areas. Five musicians, each with songwriting credentials and with song crafting friends, the band is adding new tunes to the Bluegrass Songbook while still reaching back for the forgotten chestnuts left by the elders.
Since their humble beginnings in the Spring of 2002, the band has seen a few lineup changes, but one thing has stayed the same: quality, ear-pleasing Bluegrass music, presented with a familiarity that makes you feel like you’re listening to live music in your own living room.
Cork ‘n Bottle String Band
A Madison fixture for over 23 years, the Cork ‘n Bottle String Band continues to entertain audiences with good music, smart talk, and beer. They have performed in venues all over Madison, Dane County, and as far away as Milwaukee. They have been offered gigs in other places such as Anchorage Alaska, Nantucket Island, and Nashville Tennessee, but they turned them all down stating their original mission statement: “If it seems hard, let’s not do it.”