In the long-established tradition of American rural music, Bob Bovee and Gail Heil perform fiddle dance tunes, cowboy songs, blues, rags, and sentimental duets in vocal and instrumental harmony. Performing in the 4th DCA Fireside Coffeehouse Concert of the series on Saturday, March 7 at 7 pm, Bovee and Heil will blend their voices in musical stories that echo of the past.
Collaborating as musicians and singers, Bovee and Heil began performing the traditional music of Appalachia, the Midwest, and West as a duo in 1980. Accompanied by a variety of instruments – including the fiddle, guitar, harmonica, banjo, and autoharp – the duo’s musical repertoire is spiced with historical vignettes and folklore tales that will engage and entertain audiences of all ages.
Today, Bovee and Heil’s performances provide both a window to the past and a format for sharing the stories that are still relevant today. The honesty and intensity of traditional music performed in the old style has a special beauty all its own. And the impact it has had, and continues to have, explains why it is going through a lively renaissance.
According to Bovee and Heil, “There will always be a place for music that can affect people so deeply while connecting them with their roots.”
Tickets for Bob Bovee & Gail Heil are $14, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the http://www.dcauditorium.org.