The Four Freshmen Bring the Sound of the ‘50s to DCA Stage

One of the most influential musical sounds of the last 60 years will fill the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13, when the Four Freshmen take the stage in the annual Valentine’s weekend concert. Not only will the evening feature the rich blend of the group’s harmony, but some laughter will be mixed in as comedian C. Willi Myles will open the show which begins at 8 pm.

Dubbed “America’s Everyday Comedian,” Myles brings a brand of comedy rooted in family life and an athletic coaching career. He has opened and toured with The Ojays, The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Bill Cosby and others.

The “new” Four Freshmen consists of Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson and Bob Ferreira. The quartet carries on a tradition linked to two dozen former members over the past 62 years. Brothers Ross and Don Barbour formed the original barbershop quartet with Marvin Pruitt and Hal Kratzsch in 1948. By September of that year, the group hit the road as The Four Freshmen.

Influenced by the vocal groups of the Big Band era, The Four Freshmen refashioned that sound and went on to affect a generation of vocal groups that dominated the charts in the 1950s, ’60s and even into the ’70s. The Four Freshmen have produced more than 45 albums, a stunning 70 top selling singles which have earned it six Grammy nominations.

Tickets for The Four Freshman and C. Willi Myles are $30, $26 and $20 and are available at the DCA box office, by phone (920.868.2728) or at Box office hours are Monday and Friday, 10 am – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 am – 3 pm; and one hour prior to performance time.