American Music Roots with Butch Thompson & Pop Wagner

Starting DateJanuary 27, 2018

Ending DateJanuary 27, 2018


Ticket Prices$24 / $17

Event Description

Blues, ragtime, jazz, finger-style guitar, old-time fiddle, and much more!

The master of stride piano and the folk icon have been musical pals since meeting backstage at A Prairie Home Companion in the mid-‘70s. This is a rare treat.

In a career spanning over 45 years, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson has earned a worldwide reputation as a traditional jazz and ragtime master. He has performed with many symphony orchestras, including the Hartford Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Cairo (Egypt) Symphony. He is also widely known for his 12-year stint as house pianist on A Prairie Home Companion. In addition, he joined the company of the off-Broadway hit Jelly Roll! The Music and the Man, playing several runs with that show in New York and with its touring company through 1997.

Pop Wagner has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet, and downright funny guy. He appeared quite frequently on A Prairie Home Companion during the show’s formative years and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries. His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old-time fiddle tunes set toes a-tapping while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories — all with a good dose of friendly humor.

Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for students of any age.

*This concert was originally scheduled for October 14, 2017. 

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