Blues and roots music duo at Dickson Mounds Museum
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[October 11, 2012]
-- 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.
Describing their performances, with Filisko playing harmonica and
Noden on guitar and vocals, their
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
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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]