2014-15 DCA concert season opens with a WAIL
The 2014-15 Dakota Concert Association (DCA) opens with a wail, a Harmonious Wail, that is, when this exciting Midwestern group of four brings its gypsy swing style and smoldering vocals to the Hettinger area on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, for the opening concert of the season. This first concert begins at 7:30 pm in the Hettinger School Auditorium and is open to all season ticket holders.
The group, Harmonious Wail, has long been identified with gypsy swing, another word for European jazz that appeals to swing fans of all styles.
Gypsy swing does not capture the breadth of music these four musicians have mastered, though. Maggie's vocals are laced among the jazzy mandolin of Sims, the hot guitar of Doug and the smooth bass of Jeff, for an evening of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals.
Winners of multiple MAMA awards ranging from Best Jazz CD to Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year, to Favorite Jazz Band, to Best World Artist, Best World Song, and Best Instrumentalist, the group Harmonious Wail has caught numerous listeners by surprise during its more than
Of the many venues these NPR regulars have graced, it is the festivals, showcases and performing arts series, such as the upcoming DCA concert, that brings the most enthusiastic audience response.
You and your family can attend this memorable show by purchasing a
2014-15 DCA season ticket at KB Jewelers in Hettinger, ND, or from any
Can't make it there? Show up at the door that night, October 7, to
purchase tickets for the season and enjoy the first concert, too. Admission to
these concerts is by season ticket only.
Remaining DCA concerts this season include "Two on Tap: Happy
Holidays," a special seasonal tribute of tap and song on November 20 at the
Hettinger School, "Todd Oliver and Friends" on February 13, an extravaganza
of ventriloquism, music and comedy at the Dakota Prairie Enrichment Center
(Reeder School), and "Link Union," an up-an-coming family band on May 4 in
the Hettinger School auditorium.
In addition to the four concerts in the Hettinger/Reeder area, DCA ticket
holders may also attend five concerts in Dickinson through a reciprocity
agreement between the DCA and the DACA (Dickinson Area Concert
Association). Dates, titles and places of both DCA and DACA concerts are
listed on season tickets.
Dakota Concert Association concerts come to this area through Allied
Concert Services in Minneapolis, Rob Iverson, representative.
Harmonious Wail, a gypsy jazz quartet that's been known to play
cardboard box percussion, defies all logic as they bring their unique style
and sound to the area on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm in the Hettinger
School Auditorium. Admission: Season Ticket.