Country/Americana Weekend: Brown Derby with North Country Drifters and Musikanto

Friday May 21 2010

6:00-11:55 p.m.

Memorial Union Terrace- FREE!

Get your summer started with a weekend packed with great country and Americana music!

(cosponsored with Q106 Radio)

Brown Derby Original songs, largely inspired by listening to old country on AM radio, and peppered with a number of wide-ranging influences from the last 20 years of Indie Rock.

http://www.myspace.com/brownderby

North Country Drifters The North Country Drifters perform the repertoire of classic country and western swing groups from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Some of the artists they cover include Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Lefty Frizell, Ray Price, and Speedy West.

http://www.myspace.com/northcountrydrifters

Musikanto With a propensity towards heartbreaking ballads and melodic melodrama, Musikanto’s songs have the bite of a Chicago winter. Celebrating elements of orchestral music, country and jazz, Musikanto manages to maintain the continuity of the American Folk tradition with undoubting ease. Musikanto tends to offer a different perspective through well crafted arrangements and compositons on Ghost Pain. With the lyrical weight of artists like Van Morrison and Elliott Smith, Musikanto’s narratives rattle the core of the human spirit.

http://www.myspace.com/musikantolive

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