Library to host Listen & Learn sessions during Racket Fest Weekend


Three Saturday music sessions in the library dome will introduce listeners to the art of songwriting and the instruments behind the music.

The accordion, banjo and mbira are just a few of the instruments that will a part of the Oshkosh Public Library’s Listen & Learn session on Saturday, February 16, 2019, presented by the Ideal Team Real Estate professionals.  

The morning musical event will include three, family friendly 40-minute sessions offering an up-close look at song-writing, instrumentation, and performance.

The Copper Box duo of Danny and Michelle will be joined by ASUMAYA (Madison) and Nickel&Rose (Milwaukee) for the morning, which kicks off at 9:15am.  Here are the sets:

9:15am: ASUMAYA:  Luke Bassuener of ASUMAYA (Madison) will lead a creative  presentation of the mbira (thumb piano), bass guitar, drum pad and looping piano.

10am: Copper Box Duo:  Danny & Michelle Jerabek of Oshkosh’s favorite band Copper Box will perform and present the accordion, acoustic guitar, penny whistle, saxophone, flute and cornet.

11am: Nickel&Rose: The Milwaukee duo Nickel&Rose will be bringing their banjo, upright bass, and guitar for an intimate set of American roots.

Listen & Learn is a collaborative music education morning offered in partnership with the Oshkosh Independent, featuring Water City Racket Fest musicians.  The sessions are tailored to the budding musician, the established music lover, and everyone between who would appreciate an intimate, close up look at a diversity of instrumentation and the craft of songwriting.

About Water City Racket Fest: Three day original music festival in downtown Oshkosh featuring 23 music artists performing at seven venues. From solo acoustic sets and folk music to rock ‘n’ roll and dj sets, Racket Fest is a celebration of the local creative scene and downtown Oshkosh’s vibrant culture.  

About the Oshkosh Public Library: Located at 106 Washington Avenue in downtown Oshkosh, the Oshkosh Public Library is your place to Read, Learn, Connect and Grow.

About the Ideal Team: Kyle Kehoe is your friendly, easy to work with Real Estate agent who always welcomes you with an open mind and honest smile. He understands the emotional excitement and stress involved with finding the house to make your home and will make you feel at ease right from the start. After growing up in Winneconne, Kyle has made Oshkosh his home, where he has chosen to raise his family for the past 15 years.  He has attended UW Oshkosh and achieved promotions into management in his prior career because of his proven leadership skills.

Selling your home and finding a new one, will be Kyle’s top priority. His prior management and sales experience helps him help you in your home buying and home selling journey. Kyle’s awareness of the competitive market will help you create your personal real estate plan, focusing on your housing needs and goals. Kyle is an expert on utilizing the internet, social media, email, and texting keeping you on the cutting edge of real estate market.

Kyle’s promising dedication to go above and beyond for you with consistent follow up will ensure you that your affordable dream home is just around the corner. His commitment to you will feel organized and efficient through his advanced education and strong leadership skills, while also making it a fun journey.

About the Oshkosh Independent: Oshkosh’s local, independent media outlet involved and engaged in the Oshkosh community. The OI publishes the daily online magazine as well as the quarterly print Oshkosh Independent Magazine.


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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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