Jim Kanas Trio performs at Katie’s Cup Jan. 22

The Jim Kanas Trio is defined by its signature sound--tight three-part vocal harmonies with guitar, acoustic bass and either fiddle or mandolin. Photo provided

From press release

Join Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts for a three-part harmonizing jazz roots concert! It’s the Jim Kanas Trio, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, coming to Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford.

Starting from a jazz perspective, Jim Kanas has always been driven to bring a broader influence to his guitar music including Western swing, bluegrass, and of course, folk music. The influences of Bob Wills, Django Reinhardt and Norman Blake filtered in. This concert is original music that is “root based,” eclectic and threaded by the process of improvisation.

The Jim Kanas Trio, playing swing, folk, bluegrass and a mixture of country, jazz and Western swing, is defined by its signature sound—tight three-part vocal harmonies with guitar, acoustic bass and either fiddle or mandolin. However, don’t be surprised if you hear pedal-steel guitar, twin fiddles, banjo, harmonica and dobro.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, (815) 963-6765; both Postal Shoppe locations, in the Edgebrook Center, (815) 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, (815) 484-0940; JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903; new outlet: Nikki’s Café, 604 Pleasant St., Beloit, Wis. (608) 207-3101; or by mail: send a check and SASE to 306 Theodore St., Loves Park, IL 61111. Indicate artist or performance date on check. Credit card payment accepted only at www.CharlottesWebofRockford.org via PayPal. There is a $1/ticket processing fee included. Print your receipt and present it at the door to redeem your tickets. Tickets for this show are also available at Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., (815) 986-0682.

For more information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit www.CharlottesWebofRockford.org.

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