Folky-Tonk Duo to Perform at Illinois State Museum June 14

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ISM Location: 

Springfield
For Immediate Release:

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The “Music at the Museum” Concert Series welcomes the folky-tonk duo Pushing Chain on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum auditorium in Springfield. 

Known for their strong songwriting, tight harmonies, and a gonzo performance style, Pushing Chain’s Americana-roots sound has been winning them fans across the Midwest and beyond. The Minnesota-based duo features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals, and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. They have been playing together since 1997, and recorded their first album in 1998.  The duo believes in strong harmonies, kazoos, and sad songs, that a guitarist and a fiddler can cover Hendrix if they want to, and that music can cause tears and laughter, sometimes in the course of one song.

They recently sang the National Anthem at Target Field before a Minnesota Twins game, were the featured act at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, and played the Big Top Chautauqua, among many other great venues.

The Music at the Museum concerts are hosted by Illinois singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo and take place every second Thursday of the month at the Illinois State Museum Auditorium. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for museum members and kids under 12. There will be a variety of desserts and drinks available during the break.

The full 2018 Music at the Museum schedule is posted online at www.museumconcerts.com. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St, Springfield, IL. For additional information call the Illinois State Museum at 217-782-5949.

Contact Person: 

Karen Everingham

Contact Email: 

Karen.everingham@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

(217) 782-5949

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