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Experience music from the 1920s to the 90s at Crossings

T Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman are Barefoot Wonder. The duo will sing at 8 p.m. Satirday, July 22, 2017, at Zumbrota's Crossings. Photo courtesy of Crossings at Carnegie

ZUMBROTA —With almost a century of musical experience between them, T Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman bring a variety of flavors to the table. Their duet performance as Barefoot Wonder will be at Crossings 8 p.m. July 22.

From Doc Watson guitar-picking tunes to blazing Led Zeppelin electric violin solos, Barefoot Wonder offers banquet every night. Their specialty is exploring popular music from the 1920s through the 1990s, from "Take me out to the Ballgame" to a spoof of Charlie Daniel's "Devil went down to Georgia" that they call "The Devil Comes Back."

Bowers started out playing guitar in the 1960s, and moved to violin in the early '70s. Along the way he mixed his love for electric guitar and the electric violin, creating custom effects systems and working a couple of years for the synthesizer manufacturer Sequential Circuits as a design engineer.

Gillman, a finger-style guitarist, has written music and theme songs for PRX, Discover Wisconsin, Internet Broadcast Service and has brought arrangements to recording sessions with regional and national performers. He is a founding member of the CharterKats, featuring members of the the Vee family and crew of the best musicians in the Midwest.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show. Visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com, call 507-732- 7616 or stop by Crossings at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.

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