This is REALLY BIG and I am thrilled to share the news with you. Tangleweed will be peforming at the Pendleton Art Center this Final Friday!
The Chicago based trio Tangleweed will be entertaining at the Pendleton Art Center on July 27th for Final Friday’s art walk. They have basically waived their typical booking fee with the goal of assisting the PAC in being a hub of vibrant creativity in Cincinnati and to hopefully assist to bring in larger numbers of visitors during Final Friday.
Now you may ask, why would a band from Chicago care about the artists at the Pendleton Art Center. Well, one of the band members is my cousin. He knew that I had recently moved into a Second Floor Studio at the Pendleton Art Center and was trying to think of ways to bring in more visitors. My cousin is Paul Wargaski and he is also a very successful violin maker in Chicago. Paul is the innovator of the Suitbass (A bass instrument that disassembles into it’s own suitcase for travel). Back in 2007 the suitbass was born out of a greater need for compact mobility as Wargaski was the bass player for Tangleweed and they were booking more performances across the country.
The Suitbass was built from a vintage Amelia Earhart suitcase.. Something he calls “Workable Art” which Wargaski will be playing during his performance at the PAC on Final Friday! “I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing the infamous Suitbass I have heard so much about. The Suitbass alone would be worth the trip to the Pendleton,” says Dawn.
Tangleweed’s performance at the PAC will not only help me but all of the artist’s at the PAC and raise awareness to the artist community in Cincinnati.
Various types of artists from several different states are all coming together for this one evening at the Pendleton Art Center with the hopes of helping each other through synergy and ultimately helping all the artists at the PAC.
I will personally will have a guest artist Mindy Fisher from New Hampshire showing her work as well as showing some jewelry and art from an artist living in Mali who Scott Judd (Tangleweed’s guitarist is helping). It’s basically artists helping artist in more ways than you can imagine. But we would be happy to share our stories when you drop in to Studio 221 during this Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center!
It should be a magical evening you won’t want to miss!
Pendleton Art Center 1310 Pendleton St.
Final Friday from 6-10 pm.
Second Look Saturday 11am -3pm
Tangleweed was originally formed the summer of 2004, presently with Paul Wargaski on bass, Billy Oh on fiddle, and Scott Judd on guitar to complete the group.
Tangleweed has been on the top ten charts in the UK and is a band of three forward-thinking musical reactionaries from Chicago, Illinois. While the band’s instrumentation is standard bluegrass, their music is anything but with a repertoire both broad and deep. Their four CDs have garnered critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and high profile venues around the country.
Tangleweed combines high-energy performances with impeccable musicianship and a wide-breadth of influences to create a unique sound that is simultaneously modern and old-time.
The band has been hailed in reviews worldwide as a welcome breath of fresh air for lovers of stomping string band music and high lonesome harmonies.
Check out their most recent release “Please Punch Richard for Me” at www.tangleweed.org or you can go to Pandora.com, and type ‘Tangleweed’ into the search box. You’ll get a station with Tangleweed, Split Lip Rayfield, The Hackensaw Boys, and a bunch of other like-minded neo-traditionalists.
Oh … and let’s not forget there will be
eight floors of Art for sale!
Make sure you come to the second floor, Studio 221 first to say, “Hi”.
Just take the stairs up one flight. I will have lots of new art to show because I will have two guest artists this month! There will be jewelry from Mali and camel hair pillows … oh my! And the art of Mindy Fisher from New Hampshire. Her art is whimiscal and fun and she is also the creator of Tangleweed’s coloring book which they will be giving out and also the creator of the music cartoon video our guest band Tangleweed has on their website. So lots of fun things to see and do. I have also worked a little more on my 30 x 40 horse paintings as well as a Doberman Pinscher painting. So get out of the house on Friday and have some fun with us at the Pendelton Art Center!!!