Make 3rd Thursdays your art night out! Enjoy an artist reception featuring Margarita Bauer along with music by the James Pedicone Band with complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Wild Asparagus and a cash bar.
On September 21, 6:30pm join us for an exhibition by Barrington’s Margarita Bauer. Bauer is a true artist working in almost every medium of pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pastels. In Bauer’s words, “I have been painting and drawing since I was 6 years old. It has always been a part of me and it is truly who I am. When I see a blank canvas it draws me in – I am not intimidated. Instead, I feel challenged by the empty space and what it allows me to create, to put my imagination down on a canvas. I see visions in my head and I try to replicate them. I am inspired by things I see, but I have always been drawn to figures. When I went to school anatomy was my first love and I stuck with it until I perfected it. Being able to draw figure and hands in a realistic form in any position was my challenge and for all my years, that has been my hook. There is no greater feeling than to rise to a challenge and be able to look back and see that you have overcome it. I don’t think there is anything greater for the soul.” Tickets are available for free.
And at 7:30 join us for an acoustical event by The James Pedicone Band whose music is meant for a mature, sophisticated listener. In Pedicure’s words, “We pick our music based on our personal taste. Experience has proven that our audience appreciates our interpretation of these classic songs. Our song list is comprised of music from the 40’s to contemporary, many songs well known but seldom covered by other bands. We all have a deep love and respect of music from Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B, and Blues. On any given night you may hear music representative of all those styles, played by musicians that have spent their lives listening, playing, and trying to understand what makes great music “great.” Tickets are available for $20.00.
James Pedicone Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Coming from a musical family where he sang and played guitar from an early age, James started his professional career in his teens , playing in many early bands with his present band mates. He has played throughout the world with the band 215 West.
Andy Hagen Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Andy is a lifelong guitar player, taking up the instrument at age 8. He has a deep interest in most forms of american music, from bluegrass mandolin to acoustic jazz guitar to how the electric guitar is used in all of its forms. His playing within the band lets him explore all of his musical interests.
Marc Rio Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Marc has been a professional musician his entire life. He attended, and then taught at the acclaimed Percussion Institute of Technology in LA, and played professionally in Chicago, LA, and Minneapolis. Aside from his involvement with the James Pedicone Band, he also plays with many musicians in the Chicagoland area in everything from jazz to corporate bands.