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Live On The Lakely Stage: Songa

Friday Mar. 15th, 2024 | 7-10pm

Come and enjoy an inspiring performance of original music with Songa. Singer-songwriters and lifelong musicians, Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey with their unique instrumental sound and vocal blend. Their newest EP, “Sunshine in the Rain,” includes songs of hope with a message of love and care for humanity after a period of deep introspection during the pandemic. // Multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, melodica and percussion, these artists will take you from folk to country to bluegrass to blues to Latin jazz and back again. A 2021 compilation of seven of Mario’s songs arranged for Big Band Jazz in Janet Planet’s “Under the Venus Moon” was recognized on the Grammy Ballot 2021 under the category Best Vocal Jazz Album // Mario was produced and published by Buzz Cason, Creative Workshop Studio, Nashville, TN and signed to Universal Records in 1971 as a member of White Duck, Jimmy Buffet’s first Coral Reefer Band, along with legendary Americana artist John Hiatt. Sherry is a lifelong music educator and church music director. Mario and Sherry are joined by musicians Will DeBlaey on acoustic bass and Rose Mish on violin, filling out our quartet and contributing to our authentic Americana sound.

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