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Gypsy swing music returns to Lansdowne on Thursday January 26 when the Lansdowne Folk Club presents An Evening with Harmonious Wail at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. 

Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.  For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit our tickets page, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Only cash is accepted at the door. 

Harmonious Wail

So who is Harmonious Wail?  They’re the kind of band that when staring in the face of death, pulls out a tube of fire engine real lipstick and draws on a passion-filled heart, or at the very least, creates a song with killer vocals!  This is a band that’s not only been known to run with their scissors, but they actually include them in their backbeat.  Then there’s the cardboard box percussion that defies all logic, but works like it was born to be played.

Vocalist Maggie Delaney-Potthoff is a captivating performer.  Equally at home scatting over a bebop tune, soaring on a solo, or blending with the Wail’s tight vocal harmonies, she delivers both powerhouse tunes and ballads with confidence and ease.  Harmonious Wail’s founder, leader, mandolinist and vocalist Sims Delaney-Potthoff studied for seven years with the legendary jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns, laying the foundation for Harmonious Wail’s acoustic string sound. Sims also plays a 1937 Gibson tenor and writes and arranges songs for the band.  Jeff Weiss is a master bassist with dazzling artistic prowess.  Jeff studied under renowned jazz bassist, Richard Davis for five years and his music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences.

Go on.  Find yourself feeling curiously lucky as you get blown away by this hard-charging, heart-pumping, eternally uplifting trio at the Lansdowne Folk Club and leave convention in their wake. This is no ordinary band.  Prepare to be Wailed. Check out the numerous awards they’ve won, read more about them and listen to their songs at their website http://wail.com.

The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club. 

The Winter/Spring 2017 schedule also includes Reggie Harris with Scott Ainslie on February 23, Eric Taylor with Robin Greenstein on March 23, No Fuss and Feathers on April 27, Spuyten Duyvil on May 18 and Craig Bickhardt with Michael Ronstadt on June 8.