Madison-based band The Dang-Its will perform an evening of Western swing and Americana at the Harmony by the Bay concert series at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay on July 13 at 7 pm.
The Dang-Its style is deeply rooted in country music and its early influences. The band will play classic Patsy Cline or Hank Williams one minute and an atmospheric rendition of “Oh, Shenandoah” the next. Whether covering contemporary songwriters or playing their original music, the band showcases their diverse influences: country blues, Western swing, Cajun, folk, rockabilly and more.
Guitarist and lead vocalist Tom Waselchuk will be familiar to Harmony by the Bay patrons from his appearance last year with Harmonious Wail. He formed The Dang-Its in 1998.
The band’s profile jumped last year with the release of their third independent recording, Daddy’s Cadillac, and especially with the addition of Nashville recording artist Jami Lampkins on vocals, guitar and banjo. Lampkins was among the finalists in USA Network’s Nashville Star competition.
Rounding out the band is Mark Luhring on drums and vocals, Pete Olig on vocals, upright and electric bass, and Rick Nass on pedal steel guitar
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.