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Saturday, August 7th
The Henhouse Prowlers
12:00noon - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Dworsky /Levy Duo
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 8th
The Giving Tree Band
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Below is the music schedule from the 2010 program.
Saturday, August 7: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Jazz, Blues, and Beyond
Harmonica legend and Grammy winner Howard Levy is pairing with Richard Dworsky again this year for another special session that’s sure to be remembered! Considered the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Levy takes his skills to a level no one else has accomplished. A pianist and composer, he plays a number of instruments and won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Original Music for a Play; he’s music director of Chévere, Chicago’s hottest Latin-Jazz-Fusion Band.
Richard Dworsky is a classically trained pianist and composer who rocks, swings, and plays great blues and gospel. For the last 16 years he’s been the pianist and music director for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, a live radio variety show with more than four million listeners worldwide. He is the bandleader of the show’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band. His unique versatility and outstanding improvisational skills make Richard popular with audiences everwhere.
Saturday, August 7: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
and also Sunday, August 8: 4:30PM - 7:00PM
The members of Gizzae, from the island of Dominica and Chicago have over 100 years of musical experience collectively and 4 Grammy Awards playing reggae music professionally with such acts as: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Ziggy Marley, and Third World. Playing with a vast array of musical styles and talents has enabled Gizzae to create a unique blend of Roots Reggae. Some songs are heavily influenced by Soca and Calypso and other genres such as jazz and rock.
Sunday, August 8: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Giving Tree Band is blazing a new artistic path, pioneering innovative methods to capture the sounds of their simple, time-tested acoustic instruments. The group’s 2009 CD, Great Possessions, has been called the “greenest of albums” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Their third album The Joke, The Threat & The Obvious is due to be released in mid-September of this year. Featured on national news programs for their amazing talents, they’ve performed alongside legendary bluegrass artists such as Del McCoury and David Grisman.
Saturday, August 7: noon - 2:00pm
Making their third appearance at Veggie Fest, music from The Henhouse Prowlers has been described as “bluegrass with an edge.” In January 2010 they were voted Best Country/Western Entertainer of the Year by the Chicago Music Awards. Dedicated equally to tradition and innovation, The Henhouse Prowlers center their sound on the early, formative years of bluegrass while keeping their pulse on contemporary topics in a largely original repertoire. With a PBS series soundtrack already to its credit and their second CD, A Dark Rumor, released in September of 2009, they have been barnstorming onto the bluegrass scene since 2004.
Saturday, August 7: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
also Sunday, August 8: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fusion Salcedo, formed by the Salcedo brothers from México, features Andrea (14 years old), Braulio (12), Diego (24), Hugo (27). They fuse traditional Mexican songs with diverse musical styles and are popular performers at events throughout the state. The Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes Conaculta distinguished them in 2006 with the designation “Artistic Ambassadors of Zapotlan, Jalisco and México,” as well as featuring them in their International Artistic Catalog.