GAINES & WAGONER WITH CHRIS DI BERNARDO
Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines are masters of their craft. . . For more than three decades, theyve been the rug that holds the room together for an impressive canon of local, national and international artistsrecording credits include everything from Madisons own Harmonious Wail to singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer to Smashing Pumpkins 1991 genre-defining album Gish.
-KIEL MAJEWSKI, THE ISTHMUS
Chris and Mary are the Swiss Army knives of string players!
-MARK WILLIAMS, PRODUCER: SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, CARRIE NEWCOMER, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFIS
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Wagoner and his wife Mary Gaines are masters of string swing musicequal parts Hawaiian luau and Parisian wedding party. The love they bring to their music is as apparent as the precision with which they make it.
-ANDY MOORE, PRODUCER OF WISCONSIN PUBLIC TELEVISIONS 30-MINUTE MUSIC HOUR
Acoustic jazz that swings hardgreat singing, superb playing.
-PELICAN CAFE MUSIC REVIEW, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The experience gained in the musical conversations over the many years since Chris and Mary met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows effortlessly on stageits like watching an acrobat crossing a high wire, very entertaininga must-see
-GBNIGHTLIFE.COM MUSIC REVIEW, ART STREET FESTIVAL, GREEN BAY, WI
A great duo out of Madison, WIa nice variety of Americana, jazz, and sort of a down-home blues type soundamazing duo. They were simply entertaining to watch and listen to.
-ACADIA CAFE, MINEEAPOLIS, MN
Great musicianship, vocals, originals, standards, tone colorsChris approach to improv on the violin is very good and modern, not cliche.
-RICK VERAS PRESENTS / THE HEARTLAND CAFE, CHICAGO IL
Versatility and adaptability in a group of artists/entertainers are virtues enough to a university presenter, but add to those qualities virtuosity, intelligence, experience, and charisma, and top this mix off with sure-re audience connectivity and downright like ability, and there you have itThese folks can play anything, it seems, and they move gracefully through idioms youd never thought one band could cover in one circuitand it doesnt hurt that youve never met a nicer or more user-friendly group of folks to work with, either. But after-show-glow really tells it all; on our campus, as the last chords lingered, the mesmerized students moved, en masse, to the stage to mingle, adore, and bask in the magic [they] had created that night. We are converts/acolytes/fans here in Wausau, Wisconsin, and wherever you are, you should be too!
-JEAN GREENWOOD / LECTURE AND FINE ARTS COORDINATOR
UW-MARATHON COUNTY, WAUSAU, WI
LECTURE & FINE ARTS CONCERT SERIES
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Madison, WI 53703
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