House Concert Series: Mark Croft (Roots)
Mark Croft featuring Jon Vriesacker
at River Arts on Water (downtown) | 590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 7pm-9pm
Doors open at 6:15pm.
Mark Croft is an award-winning singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has always been unafraid to break the genre barriers. Croft takes inspiration from a variety of musical styles and blends them into his own pop, roots & Americana based approach to songwriting, infusing soulful performances with infectious rhythms and unforgettable melodies. A seasoned performer, Croft has been serving up exciting and emotional shows to audiences for more than a decade. His booming baritone vocals, finely crafted songs, and ability to navigate his six-string with superiority, has garnered him praise as the a classic triple-threat.
“He’ll play the prettiest thing you ever heard, then do a 180 and start cranking on that acoustic like there’s no tomorrow, creating a freight train of a groove that drives right through you. It doesn’t matter the genre, Mark can play it.”
– John Urban, Isthmus Magazine
Jon Vriesacker – Violin
Jon Vriesacker is a violinist with extensive experience in a number of styles. He is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller. He studied at the Berklee College of Music with Matt Glaser and has a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Madison. Jon also has significant experience playing jazz, bluegrass and other improvised styles. He has soloed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and been featured with violin legends Johnny Frigo and Johnny Gimble. Jon has played on promotional materials for Lands’ End and Miller Brewing and can be heard on recordings from Willy Porter, Freedy Johnston and Garbage. Jon also played on “Al Otro Lado del Rio” from the movie The Motorcycle Diaries, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005. JonViresacker.com
Sponsored by Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie
House concerts are casual, intimate, solo or small ensemble musical performances that take place right in the River Arts on Water Gallery. No tickets are required, but a $5-$10 donation at the door is appreciated. All proceeds benefit River Arts Inc. programs.