Mistress Melody and the Groove Gang to perform in EvansvilleThe Evansville Art Center is proud to present Mistress Melody and the Groove Gang in concert August 6.
The Evansville Art Center is proud to present Mistress Melody and the Groove Gang in concert August 6.
Mistress Melody and the Groove Gang, including members Sami Steidl, Spencer Christensen and Dave Wilson, will perform Friday, August 6 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
This is a free-will offering event.
About the performers
Steidl, 17, the violinist, will be a senior at Jefferson High School in Alexandria this fall.
She is the daughter of Kurt and Marlys Steidl of Alexandria.
Steidl has been playing the viola for seven years and the violin for four years.
On occasion, she appears with the group Skilly and Duff. Together, they were the winners of the 2009 Irish Idol Contest at the Minnesota Irish Fair. She is also the fiddler for the Cassie and the Bobs band.
Steidl plays viola with the symphonic orchestra at school, along with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra. She plays the violin in the philharmonic orchestra at school as well.
She currently studies classical viola with Dr. Marion Judish at St. Cloud State University.
Her plans after high school include pursuing studies in viola performance at a four-year college.
Christensen, 18, is the son of Jo Colvin and Brad Christensen of Alexandria.
He has been playing the electric guitar since 6th grade and has recently started teaching guitar lessons.
Christensen will be a senior at Jefferson High School this fall. In school, he is involved in jazz band, concert choir and the symphonic band, playing the saxophone.
His future plans include attending a four-year college to major in guitar performance.
Wilson, 18, is the son of Kris and Tom Wilson of Alexandria. He has been playing bass guitar for a year and a half.
Wilson is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson High School, where he was a member of the jazz band, concert choir, orchestra and the carolers/pop group.
He will be attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth this fall, where he is considering studying music.
The Evansville Art Center is supported in part by grants from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.