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SWITCHBACK PERFORMS CELTIC/AMERICANA MUSIC AT GRUNIN CENTER
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20 - $25
Eclectic Celtic/Americana duo Switchback performs on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets: $25 – $20 (orchestra/mezzanine).
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack that draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel.
The duo’s Celtic music is authentically Irish, drawing praise from such traditional players as the Chieftains’ Matt Molloy. At the same time, FitzGerald and McCormack’s music is modern Celtic, with songs capturing the Irish of today as accurately as the Pogues and singer-songwriters like Christy Moore. But to pay attention only to the Celtic side of Switchback would be a disservice to the unique American roots music crafted by the duo.
Switchback tours throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and United Kingdom, playing over 200 engagements per year. The duo’s TV specials, “The Americana Sessions” and “The Celtic Sessions,” have aired on PBS stations throughout the U.S. In addition, Switchback presents outreach programs for schools, community events, senior citizen groups, and special needs audiences including topics such as Celtic music, songwriting, music appreciation, and music residencies.
Unusual, honest, heartfelt, humorous, personable, talented, spiritual, and spirited – these all describe the band Switchback.
This performance is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and Discover Jersey Arts.
For concert tickets, call the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College, 732-255-0500 or visit http://grunincenter.org.
NOTE: All performances are subject to change. Please call ahead for updated schedule or visit our web site at http://www.grunincenter.org.