- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Tingstad & Rumbel bloom in Summer Series
Charlottes Web is happy to welcome back perennial favorites Tingstad & Rumbel to its Summer Series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26, in the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.
Winners of the New Age Voice 98 Acoustic Album of the Year, and now 2003 Grammy Award winners for their latest and greatest album, Acoustic Garden, Tingstad and Rumbel are back to share a delightful summer evening with you in Sinnissippi Park.
Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel call their music American Acousticmusic of nature and grace, and when you combine Erics creative classical guitar work with Nancys lilting oboe, ocarina and English horn, you get what is called an uncommon musical experience. When the last whisper of the note fades, you will know you have visited a place of deep heart and talented imagination.
Reviewers have noted something special about the pairs latest achievement. Lou Carlozo of the Chicago Tribune said, Call it music that grows on you: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbels Acoustic Garden is perhaps the first compact disk that can give the listener a green thumb (just add water). Thats rightif you take the cover sheet and soak it in water, the wildflower seeds embedded in the paper will start sprouting.
Long-time environmentalists and lovers of nature, these two artists have found a unique way to take their music to a new level. Also, on this new album, theyve invited friends to sit in. Keyboardists Nick Moore, Jovino Santos Neto, Tom Kelloci, and former Narada labelmate pianist David Lanz join the ensemble on different tracks. Percussionists Mark Ivester and Ben Smith and bass player Garey Shelton join in on all tracks.
Theres quirky humor (Blue Martini), a melodic waltz (Les Jardins do Nohanta tribute to Chopin), two Latin tunes, and Windows to the Worlda remembrance of 9/11.
Soak up the creative spirit that flows from these two musicians, and plant your own garden. The show is free, so bring the whole family.