Two of southwest Wisconsin's most engaging musicians will perform at a special Schoolhouse Concert on Saturday, October 20. This event will be a SWWAP-sponsored concert of 2018 and will also serve as a kickoff to getting out the vote for the November Election. The performers will waive the concert fee for anyone signing up to do a shift of local canvassing, literature dropping, or phone banking. In addition there will be free candidate yard signs available , special guests, door prizes, and surprises galore.
Do not miss this chance to celebrate great music and the democratic process.
On Saturday, August 20, SWWAP welcomes two area talents for a special Schoolhouse Concert. Each brings a rich history of musical accomplish-ments. You will not want to miss this event,
Rick Harris has been a working musician since the mid-sixties, first as a drummer in both rock and blues bands playing throughout the Midwest, and more recently on guitar performing his own original vision of American roots music. He currently lives in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and spends his days pursuing his two passions, songwriting and painting. Rick has released four CDs, and his paintings are in private collections in both the U.S. and U.K.
Mike Wolkomir is a Driftless Area singer and songwriter who has lived in the hills south of Barneveld since he retired from medical teaching in 2004. He is considered a master of the incredible-sounding single-key autoharp. He has played upright string bass since 1963 but accidentally discovered the autoharp 10 years ago and it changed his life. Michael performs regularly at venues in southern Wisconsin and is a regular on the "Kickapoo Barndance" radio show on WDRT in Viroqua. The beautiful, modern single-key autoharps Mike plays will change your idea of the autoharp forever. Michael performs his own songs, classic and modern instrumental and vocal compositions.