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Feb. 12: The Barley Jacks

Performance include blend of original bluegrass, Celtic, roots music.

2013-02-13
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-22-2013

MANKATO, MN. ­ The Barley Jacks, a Minnesota-based folk and bluegrass quartet, will perform on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Front-man and fiddle player Brian Wicklund will be joined by Joe Cruz on guitar; Kevin Rowe, upright bass; and Joel Arpin, percussion. The group performs a blend of original bluegrass, Celtic, and roots music played with acrobatic skill. Some of their musical influences are Stuart Duncan, Natalie MacMaster, Tim O¹Brien, and Ben Winship.

St. Peter native Brian Wicklund is especially looking forward to this show and is “excited to play on my home turf.”

Concert admission is $15; $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for MSU students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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