Music at the Museum: Joel Mabus

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Thorne Deuel Auditorium

Event Audience: 

Family
Child
Adult
Teen

Fee: 

$10 adults, $8 Museum Members and Children under 12

Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. He defies any easy pigeonhole. By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song -- all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said “Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”

Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Museum auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information on the featured acts and a full series schedule, visit www.museumconcerts.com.

Photo credit: Jeff Mitchell

 

Joel Malbus by Jeff Mitchell

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