Celtic-American Soul

Switchback takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on July 20 at 7 pm.

For more than two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, have entertained crowds with their unique American roots/Celtic soul blend of music. FitzGerald and McCormack play an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar and bass. Their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.

Music Connection Magazine said of Switchback, “The words ‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ only begin to describe this unusual act, whose vocal prowess is as pure as it is unique…there is no denying the stunning vocal blends that are achieved by this duo.”

Switchback’s American roots bring together the soaring pedal steel of Lloyd Maines (father of Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks fame) along with the boxcar-hopping harmonica of Chicago’s own Howard Levy, creating a musical journey that will make every Midwesterner proud of the heartland and every non-Midwesterner longing for it.

On top of their usual tour schedule, Switchback regularly presents outreach programs for schools, community events, senior citizen groups, and special needs audiences. They offer outreach programs on Celtic music, songwriting and music appreciation as well as music residencies.

The Peg Egan PAC is located on Church Street in Egg Harbor, and all concerts are free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Calvary Methodist Church, 4650 Country Road E, Egg Harbor. For more information call 920.493.5979. Don’t forget to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Carry-ins are allowed.