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Billy Mclaughlin/Jeff Arundel and the Hammsmen

Jeff Arundel has mounted stages both tiny and large for forty years, singing wistful songs of romance, and funky stuff that belies his true wish to be Bill Withers. He has released seven records of (largely) original music, and in 2019 will release an eighth, called “Now We Go”. Jeff has won awards, been featured on various compilations, opened for Big Artists, and has traveled the world as a singer-songwriter, as a producer, and as a music director. He also founded the ground-breaking Lifestyle music label “Lifescapes” and was a co-founder of Compass Entertainment, at one time the Midwest’s largest independent concert promoter. Jeff performs with his band “The Hammsmen”, sometimes called “the most sensitive band in North America”. He regularly plays the Midwest, often with his lifetime musical brother Billy McLaughlin. Nostalgic, emotional, wistful, funny, edgier than you’d think, and maybe Better Than Ever. Now We Go!

Billy McLaughlin is one of the great fingerstyle acoustic guitarists and composers in the world, breaking onto the world stage with his seminal records "Fingerdance" and "Out of Hand" for the international label Narada Records. Featuring his moody, melodic compositions and his signature tapping style, Billy has travelled the globe and dazzled audiences, in addition to winning a slew of Minnesota Music Awards. Facing a rare neurological disorder that limited the use of his hand, Billy Mac taught himself to flip the guitar and play opposite-handed, adding to the legend that is already written about his prowess. Now he is back in full force--you have to see it (and hear it) to believe it.

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Earlier Event: June 25
Medalist Concert Band