Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Embedded Reporter to Perform June 26th

Our next musician is a very popular/visible group, performing in many venues. Embedded Reporter is dynamic in concert. The music is all over the map style-wise including ballads, Broadway, film-tunes, rock, blues, country, folk, roots, Latin, and more. Vocal harmonies are rich. Instrumentation is largely acoustic. “We do amplify as the situation warrants,” says Lewis “We’re not a ‘cover band’, although we do ‘cover’ a lot of great tunes. But we tend to perform them somewhat differently from the originals. Audiences can also expect to hear a broad range of original material in many different genres.” “We tell stories about what we see and things that have happened to us,” says Howard Lewis. “They are snapshots from a personal point of view, but many of the experiences are universal in nature. Others are just plain funny. We also do songs by others, written in the same vein. All sorts of people relate to the music.”Singer and guitarist Lewis formed his first band, Alberta Blue, in 1971, touring the East Coast for five years. Along the way he began crafting material. “Songwriting and performing have been a constant ever since,” he says. Violinist and Percussionist Darrell Smith, a native of Chapel Hill, NC, joined Embedded Reporter in 2003. According to Lewis, “Darrell has a fantastic musical ear, uses it to arrange his vocal, violin, and conga parts, and brings his wide ranging musical interests to the band.” Veteran musician Will Havens adds mandolin to the mix. A long-time member of the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Havens began his musical career on the beaches of Southern California playing guitar. Mark Hubing adds bass to the mix. Says Lewis, “Most people who know Mark as a singer/songwriter don’t realize he is also a great bassist.” The songs are rich in lyrical content. Embedded Reporter is a singer’s band. “It’s very joyful,” says Smith. “We do lowbrow music for smart people.”

For Private Bookings Contact:Howard Lewis 262) 573-0325 hhinterthuer@hotmail.com
or Darrell Smith(414) 313-4323 naturalo@sbcglobal.net

Remember your beverage and snacks while listening to some garden music. Suggested donation is $10 per person as well as a food item to support the Food Pantry. Gardens open at 6:00 with music from 7:00-9:00.

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