Now you may ask, why would a band from Chicago care about the artists at the Pendleton Art Center. Well, one of the band members is the cousin of animal artist, Dawn B. Dwyer who recently moved into a Studio 221 on the second floor at the Pendleton Art Center. His name is Paul Wargaski and he is also a very successful violin maker in Chicago. Paul is the innovator of the Suitbass (A bass instrument that disassembles into it’s own suitcase for travel). Back in 2007 the suitbass was born out of a greater need for compact mobility as Wargaski was the bass player for Tangleweed and they were booking more performances across the country.
The Suitbass was built from a vintage Amelia Earhart suitcase that we've added internal structural support, a neck block from a knife block, 1/2 size German bass scroll and a vintage Guinness bottle opener on the treble side. All come together to blend creativity, music and functionality. Something I call "Workable Art" which Wargaski will be playing during his performance at the PAC on Final Friday! Dawn says, “I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing the infamous Suitbass I have heard so much about." The Suitbass alone would be worth the trip to the Pendleton.
Tangleweed’s performance at the PAC will not only help Dwyer but all of the artist’s at the PAC and raise awareness to the artist community in Cincinnati.
Various types of artists from several different states are all coming together for this one evening at the Pendleton Art Center with the hopes of helping each other through synergy and ultimately helping all the artists at the PAC.
Dawn will also be showcasing the work of guest artist Mindy Fisher from New Hampshire as well as showing some jewelry and art from an artist living in Mali who Scott Judd (Tangleweed’
It should be a magical evening you won’t want to miss!
Pendleton Art Center 1310 Pendleton St. from 6-10 pm. Second Look Saturday 11am -3pm
Tangleweed was originally formed the summer of 2004, presently with Paul Wargaski on bass, Billy Oh on fiddle, and Scott Judd on guitar to complete the group.
Tangleweed has been on the top ten charts in the UK and is a band of three forward-thinking musical reactionaries from Chicago, Illinois. While the band’s instrumentation is standard bluegrass, their music is anything but with a repertoire both broad and deep. Their four CDs have garnered critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and high profile venues around the country.
Tangleweed combines high-energy performances with impeccable musicianship and
a wide-breadth of influences to create a unique sound that is simultaneously modern and old-time.
The band has been hailed in reviews worldwide as a welcome breath of fresh air for lovers of stomping string band music and high lonesome harmonies.
Check out their most recent release “Please Punch Richard for Me” at www.tangleweed.org or you can go to Pandora.com, and type ‘Tangleweed’