Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Art Association of Harrisburg Presents Free the Tweeds, January 13, 5-8pm

Come meet the artists and listen to music by Free the Tweeds, an eclectic Folk Rock band that keeps the spirit of folk rock ( 50s, 60s, 70s ,80s, 90s ) alive with original, traditional, and cover tunes. 
Susan Courtney is an amazing drummer with a unique kit that includes djembe, dumbek, kick drum, high-hat, foot tambourine, shaker, bongos and gong.  Tired of the same old beats, Susan created her own unique sound that works perfectly with the music that they play.  She combines Celtic drive with African, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.  Applied to traditional and pop music the effect is electrifying and give a fresh life to many standards. 
Her husband, Kent Courtney has had an intense music career that included extensive woodshedding in the Pacific Ocean, when he was a sailor for the U. S. Navy. He still has a love for seafaring songs. 
Kent stumbled onto some interesting niches in folk music that got him on National TV on a regular basis. 
As an actor and singer, Kent Courtney frequently appears on The History Channel, and he has been heard and seen on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC, Good Morning America, PBS, The Travel Channel,CNN, C-SPAN and National Public Radio. 
This is the link to the Art Association of Harrisburg's Figuratively Speaking article on Free the Tweeds -  http://bit.ly/v1shAS

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