Harmonious Wail Live Concert at the Mineral Point Opera House
Harmonious Wail and the Gonzolo Bergara Quartet will be performing at the Mineral Point Opera House in picturesque, downtown Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Sunday March 4th at 7 pm.
Come hear their smoldering vocals laced among jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? These 'NPR regulars' have graced numerous venues, festivals and showcase clubs and have received incredibly enthusiastic audience response!Harmonious Wail, a Madison, Wisconsin-based group, formed in 1987 and has been a local favorite ever since. The trio offers a blend of continental jazz, swing and Gypsy Jazz (also known as Gypsy Swing) honoring the late Django Reinhardt, who is credited with creating the unique style of music in France during the 1930s. The band also displays a sense of humor portrayed in hits like "The Vegan Zombie's Lament."
Founder Sims Delaney-Potthoff, who boasts of wearing the same pair of Converse Chuck Taylors for 30 years, studied for seven years with legendary jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns. He plays the mandolin, 1937 Gibson Tenor Guitar (tuned as an octave mandolin), sings, writes, and arranges music for the group.
Joining Sims are his wife, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, providing her captivating vocals and percussion (she plays a mic'd box), and
the 2012 MAMA award winner for best bassist of the year, Jeff Weiss.
Harmonious Wail has released seven albums in the past 20 years. They have won several Madison Area Music Association awards including Best Jazz CD, Favorite Jazz Band, Best World Artist, and Best Instrumentalist. The band tours across the country performing on National Public Radio, PACs, festivals, and showcase clubs.
Founder of the very popular Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival, you will not want to miss this amazing trio.
Their MAMA awards include:
Best Jazz CD
Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year
Favorite Jazz Band
Best World Artist and Best World Song
Check out their website and music samples at www.wail.com
Mineral Point Opera House (View)
139 High Street
Miineral Point, WI 53565
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