November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Music @ Foundry Hall in South Haven

Foundry Hall is planning a music-packed on the weekend after Thanksgiving, with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Located in downtown South Haven, the venue offers live music performances in an intimate setting.

Friday evening, the folk duo Small Potatoes performs at 7:30 pm.  Based in Chicago, they have a repertoire described as "Celtic to Cowboy".  Both Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso perform vocals and play guitar, mandolin, concertina and a host of other instruments.  The couple has tightly woven vocals that blend in raucous swing tunes, haunting Celtic ballads, pounding cowboy songs or tender ballads sung a cappella.  The name "Small Potatoes" seemed to fit, they said.  At the moment, it's fitting.  And if they ever become famous, "it will be a great joke" laughes Prezioso.

Saturday evening, the Brian Michael Fischer (BMF) Band takes the stage at Foundry Hall.  Known for their blues and R&B sounds, the band was the winner of the K'zoo Valley Blues Association Blues Challenge this year.  Powerful vocals, guitar and percussion promise to make this a great show.

Sunday afternoon, the rock/indie/acoustic group Hello Victor will rock the Foundry at 3 pm.  South Haven is one of their stops on their show schedule this winter, criss-crossing the midwest from Indy to Cleveland to Chicago to Grand Rapids.  Hailing from Kalamazoo, the five piece band forges into all aspects of music.  Described as "Wilco meets Brand New", the afternoon performance highlights their new full-length release.

Tickets for the shows this weekend can be purchased at or by phone via Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.  Lodging in the South Haven area includes the Victoria Resort, offering romantic B&B rooms for couples and two- & three-bedroom cottages for larger gatherings.