An Evening With Switchback

Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Theater
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Arts & Performances
Carne, Kim A

Switchback, a Chicago-based band featuring Celtic and Americana music, will perform at 7:30 PM April 25th in the Besse Theatre at Bay College in Escanaba. Bay College is pleased to present the return of Switchback to the community after playing previously to sold-out crowds. It is therefore recommended to purchase tickets in advance if possible. 

The duo of McCormack and guitarist/mandolin player Brian FitzGerald have been playing together for more than 20 years. Switchback draws from a catalog of more than 300 original tunes plus traditional Irish music and some humor. 

Switchback plays a mix of mandolin, guitar and bass and their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Their Celtic music is authentically Irish, drawing praise from such traditional players as Matt Molloy of the group the Chieftains. Ireland has taken Switchback to her heart, with performances at art centers throughout the country and appearances on Raidió Teilifís Éireann. At the same time, their music is modern Celtic, with songs capturing the Irish of today as accurately as the Pogues and singer-songwriters like Christy Moore.

Switchback tours throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands playing more than 200 engagements a year. Their television specials "The Americana Sessions," "The Celtic Sessions" and "Music on the Mayne Stage" have aired on PBS stations throughout the U.S. The band has also been working with Paul Von Mertens, who arranged the music for "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin" on orchestral scores for some of their original music.

Tickets Available Now at the Link Below, at the Box Office, or by calling the Box Office at (906) 217-4045.
An Evening With Switchback 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Theater
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