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A Great Night of Blues

By July 18, 2014 No Comments

Located at the mouth of the historic Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, where the water opens up to the amazing views of Lake Winnebago, the Leach Amphitheater is a fantastic venue for live concerts.  What you may not know is that the Leach Amphitheater was built as a gift to the community of Oshkosh from the Leach family and can accommodate up to 7,500 visitors. What better place could you ask for to enjoy a night of live, local music?

On Tuesday, July 22nd we will once again be sponsoring the Streaming LIVE at the Leach concert. Supporting the community in which we live and work in is very important to a cooperative. This is a free event and is sure to please with a night of blues. Blues is a very unique genre and was created by the combination of African and western culture in Southern United States. Pretty interesting fact, isn’t it?

The first musician to take the stage will be Janet Planet. Jazziz Magazine hailed her as a “Voice of the New Jazz Culture…amazingly powerful with seemingly limitless expression.” She has been paying her dues and studying the craft of singing for over two decades and has performed with legends such as Jackie and Roy, George Benson, and her mentor Nancy King, and shared the stage with many other accomplished jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, John Harmon, Gene Bertoncini, and Marian McPartland.

Finishing off the night will be Mike Murphy and the Mob.  A different shade of blues describes the creative and entertaining playing style of Midwest recording artist Michael “Big Dog” Murphy. His playing style is a more aggressive interpretation of the blues that is fueled by passion and guided by his heartfelt emotions. He takes a different approach by delivering a mix of traditional with a twist for the unexpected. This will be a night to remember, so be sure to stop on down.