Gallery Friday: Greg Gilbertson + Sue Orfield
Fri, Oct 5 at 8pm
An Evening With Sue & Greg!
Two of the Chippewa Valley’s brightest musicians converge onto one stage for a unique collaboration. Sue Orfield has been playing the saxophone for close to 40 years, with the last 10 or so right here in the Chippewa Valley. Her playing is informed by blues, joy, bluegrass, sadness, jazz, crazy, rock, and everything else she’s ever heard. Greg Gilbertson entered Pine Hollow recording studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a setting both silent and vibrating, to make a new full-length record, released May 4, 2018. The record, Surviving the Echoes, expertly balances dark themes of war and depression with a promise of hard-scrabble grace in the face of cynicism. His warm tenor singing voice complements the clear notes of his guitar playing, which is at once smooth and complex, and lends itself well to the subject matter. It feels at times like a spiritual handbook, at times like a love note through the ages, and is embedded with a dark hope.