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Feb. 12: The Barley Jacks

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

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 For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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