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Foundry Hall presents: The Blue Water Ramblers
February 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
@ Epiphany Episcopal Church
The Blue Water Ramblers return to South Haven for their annual February trip. Last year we did some dancing with the band and that can only mean that we will try that again! The hard floor of the Epiphany Church community room will be perfect for some twirling and dosi-doing. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or in person at Phoenix Records. Tickets are $15 at the door (unless you are a Foundry Hall member and then they are still $10!)
The Blue Water Ramblers are lead singers who take turns harmonizing with each other to create the Blue Water Rambler tapestry of sound. Banjo-Jim Foerch sings of the sailors, farmers, lumberjacks, politicians and workers. Bear Berends croons the love songs and delivers protest songs old and new.
The Blue Water Ramblers’ repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers’ paeans, Michigan humor, ’60s civil rights and protest music, love songs, gospel music and children’s ditties. Everyone agrees that these combine into a versatile repertoire to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. “I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve,” opined Banjo-Jim. “We’re singing the people’s songs about the people’s lives and they can join right in and sing along.”