Dublin Gulch and Willson & McKee - Holiday Show
Date: Dec 1, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Polson High School Auditorium
Concert Details: Dublin Gulch - http://www.dublingulch.com
For the past twenty-six years, Butte native son, Tom Powers has led the group with his vocal prowess and encyclopedic knowledge of songs. Mick Cavanaugh, aka The Tin Whistle Wonder of Walkerville, is a quadruple threat on Banjo, mandolin, whistle, and guitar. He also adds his vocals to the mix.
Mick was an Irish Lebanese pirate in his former life. Jim Schulz claims he has at least one drop of Irish whiskey in a giant keg of German beer, which allows him some genealogical credibility (albeit shaky) to play the music. You can hear him on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, and bones as well as lead and harmony vocals, Fiddler/banjoist John Joyner is the hillbilly of the band and can trace his Norman roots to William the Conqueror by way of Virginia. He adds real spice to the group with his unique blend of Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and old-timey sensibilities. New members include: Conor Powers on percussion and Luke Michelson on bass and violin.
Willson & McKee - http://www.jigheads.com/
Willson & McKee began making music and touring together in 1990. In the decades since that beginning, they have appeared on multiple state Arts Rosters, juried showcases, educational programming and performed in many states on stages ranging from Quonset huts to 1500seat auditoriums. As artists in residence they have averaged 15,000 contacts per year, reaching students of all ages including pre-schools to universities, mental hospitals to detention centers senior citizens to residential schools. Willson & McKee have produced twelve professional recordings, won awards in the U. S. and Ireland for song writing and instrumental work, and amid all of that…they are just downright fun and passionate people.