Stockholm concert will feature Americana musicErik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet will perform their particular brand of Americana-roots-rock music at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm.
Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet will perform their particular brand of Americana-roots-rock music at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm.
The Twin Cities-based group will play music from its seven albums, including the most recent release, “Bring in the Sails.”
In addition, Brandt will feature selections from his second solo album, “Sometimes.” Many of the tracks have been getting regular airplay on the Minnesota Public Radio program Radio Heartland, he said.
The quartet, which grew out of a 1995 jam session, consists of Dave Strahan on electric guitar, Mike Schultz on bass, Chris Jones on mandolin and banjo, and Noah Riemer on drums, in addition to guitarist and accordion player Brandt.
For the Stockholm appearance, an added feature will be Andy DeVore, a Twin Cities illustrator who will create art during the performance.
“You can likely expect good-humored, unpretentious, rural-style charms, but don’t be surprised if UHQ delivers a sound that’s a bit more sophisticated and musically accomplished than all that playful sloganeering would indicate,” a Widespot spokesman said.
Tickets are $10. They can be purchased at Widespot, which is located at N2030 Spring St. in downtown Stockholm. People also can order online at www.widespotperformingarts.org or call (715) 307-8941.