Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, December 11. Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $16.
Grammy Award winner Mollie O’Brien became known to the rest of the world as a singer’s singer when, in 1988, she and her brother Tim released the first of three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records (Take Me Back, Remember Me and Away Out on the Mountain). Eventually, Mollie recorded five, equally, well-received solo albums (Tell It True, Big Red Sun and Things I Gave Away for Sugar Hill Records, and I Never Move Too Soon and Every night In the Week for Resounding Records). Additionally, she was a regular on the nationally-syndicated radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion” from 2001 through 2005. She’s long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles.
O’Brien has been called one of roots music’s best interpreters and singers, and her voice described as “smooth, smoky, powerful, bright and bold as sheet lightning.” Her recordings are a tribute to the variety of her taste and the versatility of her performance. On her solo CDs, she moves easily from style to style, dipping into the songs of Lennon and McCartney, Percy Mayfield, Memphis Minnie, Chuck Berry and the Subdudes. Showcasing her old-time, folk, blues and gospel chops are three albums with brother Tim O’Brien (Take Me Back, Remember Me and Away Out on the Mountain.)
There have been many collaborations, most notably the Grammy-winning True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill) with an all-star cast of bluegrass musicians. For the past few years, Mollie has worked with Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams as the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with her own five-piece band, and as a duo with husband Rich.
Rich Moore has busied himself in the Colorado music scene for many years. While staying home with the kids when Mollie and Tim toured, he held a day job and continued to perform locally with a variety of Colorado favorites, including Pete Wernick and Celeste Krenz. Not only is Moore known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, he’s also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll.
O’Brien and Moore’s first duet CD, a live recording titled 900 Baseline (Remington Road Records) was released in 2006. Their first studio project, Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records), was released to nationwide acclaim in 2010. In January 2014 they’ll release their follow-up, Love Runner (Remington Road Records).
An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner at $19.95, will be served at 6 pm. The menu is red wine braised short ribs served over herbed spaetzle, green salad with roasted beets, chèvre and crusty French bread. Caramelized pear upside-down ginger bread with brandied whipped cream is for dessert.
Future concerts this season will feature:
- Johnsmith on January 22,
- Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line on February 19,
- Rita Hosking on March 12 and
- Red Molly on April 9.
Tickets and more information on the concerts and the optional dinners can be obtained by calling the White Gull Inn at 920.868.3517 or toll free 800.624.1987, or accessing the inn’s Website, WhiteGullInn.com. If still available, concert tickets can be purchased at the door, although many concerts sell out, so advance ticket purchase and reservations for the pre-concert dinners are recommended.
Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
Unique holiday gifts and a community shopping experience await visitors to the Friends of Gibraltar Holiday Arts Fair. Bring the family and encourage everyone to partake in the fun at the Friends of Gibraltar Holiday Arts Fair taking place at the Sister Bay Village Hall from 10 am – 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, November 29 […]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2013 by Stephen Kastner.
“Writing is like mining for gold hidden in the hillsides of your mind.” – David Baboulene Most fans already know the story of their favorite “local and natural” brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Kashi, Tom’s of Maine and Burt’s Bees. But not many fans are likely to know that these successful businesses have been bought by […]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2013 by Jennifer DuPont.
On Saturday, November 30, The Lettermen will present an evening of timeless holiday music at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). These perennial Door County favorites will bring their signature three-part harmonies to bear on an enchanting array of classic and contemporary seasonal tunes. Even after several decades of recording success, The Lettermen maintain a busy touring […]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2013 by Stephen Kastner.
Kathy Navis invites you to begin exploring yoga as a means to better health and well-being with two free class opportunities at Junction Center Yoga Studio in Jacksonport. Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The name for these ancient teachings is a Sanskrit word meaning union or joining, similar to yoke. The physical […]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
Be sure to reserve Saturday, November 23, from 10 am to 3 pm, for the Sturgeon Bay 2013 Holiday Art Crawl. This year, the Crawl includes artist demonstrations at each location. And, while you enjoy all the paintings, furniture, turned wood, pottery, glass, weaving, photography, jewelry and more… indulge in some tasty art-browsing refreshments at […]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
The Miller Art Museum will be flooded with color and variety when the 38th Juried Annual Exhibition opens Saturday, November 9 with fifty-six works by fifty-one artists. A reception will be held that afternoon from 3 – 4:30 pm for the artists, their guests, and the public; the seven cash awards will be presented at 3:30 pm. A review of the […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Joel Mabus returns to Fish Creek to open the 30th season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn on Wednesday, November 13. Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $16. Mabus’s music defies any easy pigeonhole. Moving seamlessly from genre to genre, he will pick a mountain banjo on […]
Posted on 25. Oct, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
Stage Door Theatre Company presents staged readings directed by Robert Boles and James Valcq at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay each Sunday in November at 2 pm, with audience Talk Back immediately following… donations gratefully accepted. The staged readings series opens with The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang, a brilliant and funny dissection of marriage and […]
Collaborative Work of Wendy Carpenter and Guatemalan Men and Women Craftsmen at UU Gallery in November
Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by Staff Reporter.
UU Gallery presents an exhibit of Wendy Carpenter’s 2013 wrap-dress designs during November. Ten years ago Fish Creek-based fiber artist Wendy Carpenter started traveling to Mexico and Central America. Currently her focus is in Guatemala teaching the indigenous woman how to design, sew and market their hand-woven “Ikat” fabric. She works for three months in Guatemala […]