With three-part harmonies, 55 strings and a pair of cow bones, the Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun, old-fashioned Americana music.
The trio will be featured on the Steele Memorial Bandstand at Lakeside Chautauqua on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.
The band showcases the talents of Phil Banaszak (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Ruch (guitar, banjo, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, vocals) and Jim Whitford (string bass, dobro, guitar, vocals).
For their show in Lakeside Chautauqua, the Canal Street String Band features songs off their latest album, Wah Hoo!, which includes fiddle tunes and western swing, as well as originals played with “pocket” instruments.
Named to the New York State Presenters Network roster as “performing artists of the highest professional caliber,” the Canal Street String Band plays theaters, colleges, music festivals, community events, folk concerts, clubs, library concert series and more.
The Lakeside event is a co-sponsored program with the Port Clinton Musical Arts Series and the Musical Arts Series concert sponsor, Dr. Jay M. Mann.
Concertgoers are reminded that masks are required.
Please practice safe social distancing. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, the show will be postponed to a later date.
The Lakeside Chautauqua gates and shuttles will not be in operation on Sept. 13. Admission to the show is free with a 2020 Lakeside Season Chautauqua Pass or ticket from any of the cancelled Port Clinton Musical Arts Series’ (MAS) spring 2020 concerts. Please present at the concert for admission. Parking is free.
For those who don’t have a 2020 Lakeside Season Chautauqua Pass or cancelled MAS ticket, admission to the show will be available for purchase at the Steele Memorial Bandstand for $15, and parking is free.