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Blues and roots music duo at Dickson Mounds Museum

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[October 11, 2012]  LEWISTOWN -- Joe Filisko and Eric Noden, a blues and roots music duo, will appear at Dickson Mounds Museum on Oct. 20 as part of the Hickory Ridge Concert Series. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

In describing their performances, with Filisko playing harmonica and Noden on guitar and vocals, their website says:

"The blues and roots music duo -- Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. The collective result -- in both their live shows and their recordings -- are charged, dramatic performances that are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle."

The bio page on their website includes the following:

"Joe Filisko is a master of all the classic blues harmonica styles. As Dennis Gruenling of Blues Review says, "Joe Filisko could be the best prewar blues harmonica stylist in the world today." Filisko is not only an accomplished performer, but a skilled harmonica craftsman as well. His highly prized work and expertise has earned him the rare honor of having his name on one of Hohner's instruments -- the just-released specialty harmonica, the Thunderbird."

"Eric Noden is a master bluesman in his own right. Deeply rooted in the music of 20's & 30's blues pioneers, Eric Noden's percussive guitar work, timeless songwriting and well-traveled blues vocals have earned the respect of audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide. Eric Noden sings, shouts and stomps while conjuring old spirits from the strings of his acoustic guitar. Varying his approach from song to song, Noden draws from a deep well of American music that fuels his high energy performances. His right hand thumb often lays down a driving bass figure that weaves around intricate melodic parts played with his fingers."

--from http://www.rootsduo.com/bio/

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The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is hosted by singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo. Concerts are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month at Dickson Mounds Museum and begin at 7:30 p.m. The museum lobby opens at 6:30 p.m. Coffee, drinks and a variety of desserts are available during intermission.

There is an admission charge of $5 per adult and $3 for children under 12. Sitting is limited to the first 150 people.

The Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana, off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations.

For more information, call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175, or visit the museum's website at www.experiencedicksonmounds.com. On Facebook, like "Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds" on Facebook.

[Text from file received from Dickson Mounds Museum]

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