Show'd Up Band CD-release concert is Thursday

Show'd Up Band CD-release concert is Thursday

Music in the Library opens its ninth season with a free concert featuring the Show’d Up Band. The performance will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the O'Shaughnessy ("leather") Room of O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.

After almost a decade of playing together, the Show'd-Up Band has compiled an eclectic collection of Irish, American and French-Canadian tunes and put them on their first CD.

The Show'd-Up Band also is an eclectic collection. All University of St. Thomas employees, this group has gathered on campus almost every Thursday noon – since fall 1999 – to play, sing and learn songs together.  The unique name of the band refers to its welcoming culture where, on any given Thursday, the band consists of whoever shows up.

For this concert, the seven members represented on the CD will entertain: Bob Douglas, mandolin; Dan Gjelten, guitar; Lief Johnson, mandolin and vocals; Joe Kreitzer, hammered dulcimer and banjo; Mark Neuzil, mountain dulcimer; Paul Strickland, guitar and vocals; and Tom Hodgson, 12-string guitar and bass.

This CD documents the band's place in the St. Thomas community, but it's also great listening (and only $15, available at the concert or from any band member). Join the fun as the Show'd-Ups launch the next addition to your music library.

Music in the Library provides opportunities for musicians in the UST community to perform in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Any student, faculty or staff who is interested in participating in future musical offerings should contact Cathy Lutz, (651) 962-5459, or Conie Borchardt, (651) 962-6874.