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Thunderwüde joins Chelsea House Orchestra at 22nd Annual Hometown Show
October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $10
Chelsea House Orchestra’s much anticipated 22nd Annual Hometown Show, featuring special guest Thunderwüde, will take place on Saturday, October 6, at 7 p.m. at Chelsea High School.
The show opens with Beach Fiddle Club, and will feature CHO’s “Celtic with a kick” performance of lively Scottish and Irish traditions and Celtic-inspired renditions of American folk songs. Following CHO will be special guests Thunderwüde, who bring their innovative bluegrass trio to the stage with Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel.
Chelsea House Orchestra (CHO) is a Celtic-inspired music group comprised of students from Chelsea High School. Led by maestro Jed Fritzemeier, CHO has been in-demand for over 20 years at festivals and events throughout the midwest, including the Chicago Scots Highland Games, Thunderbay Maritime Festival, Indiana State Fair, Alma Highland Games (MI), Edinboro Highland Games (PA), and the Michigan Irish Music Festival. CHO’s music features lively Scottish and Irish traditions and Celtic renditions of American folk songs, with a little Hungarian-inspired music and rock and roll thrown in for kicks.
Thunderwüde is a Chelsea based bluegrass trio fronted by singer/songwriter Jason Dennie. His masterfully crafted songs have become staples of the Thunderwüde experience as he draws from his 20 plus years as a professional musician. The energetic Wesley Fritzemeier is the perfect counterpart to Dennie as he dazzles with his incredible prowess on both the mandolin and fiddle. The two musicians intertwine beautifully as seemingly effortless harmonies are brought to life both vocally and instrumentally. The glue between all of the beauty is Tommy Reifel on the upright bass. These three everyday working musicians have made this project a labor of love and patience and can be seen weekly at numerous gigs throughout the area.
This exciting combination of toe-tapping fiddle music and energetic bluegrass will have audiences clapping and smiling all night long. Following the show, the audience is invited to enjoy the afterglow reception in the Commons.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, and can be purchased online at chelseahouseorchestra.org/hometown or at the door (pending availability).