Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio will perform on August 3 as a part of the Harmony by the Bay music series in Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park.
Chicago-born Duke Tumatoe is a musician/showman who has retained a firm career by fusing gritty R&B, rock, blues, and funk injected with equal parts humor and gut-level sincerity.
Tumatoe was a founding member of what would become REO Speedwagon. His tenure with that band was short-lived, leaving in 1969 and forming Duke Tumatoe & the All-Star Frogs.
In 1983, Tumatoe decided to slow down the pace and break up the Frogs. He took advantage of the more flexible schedule and formed his own record label, Sweetfinger Music. Over the next several years he released four discs on his label, and in November 2010, Duke released his newest album, I Just Want to Be Rich.
The concert will take place at the new amphitheatre located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Oregon Street in Sturgeon Bay. Food and refreshments will be available. All concerts are free to the public, who are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, concerts will move to The Lodge at Leathem Smith, located at 1640 Memorial Drive. For more information call Terry Lundahl at 920.493.5979.