Art Stevenson and High Water"
"Art Stevenson IS Bluegrass in Wisconsin!" --WPR Wisconsin Life
Saturday, October 19
7:00 P.M., Doors Open 6:00 P.M.
Tickets on Sale September 15
In Advance: 18 and Under $10; Adults $15
At the Door: 18 and Under $10; Adults $20
ART STEVENSON & HIGH WATER is Wisconsin's best-known bluegrass show, and has been in demand throughout the Midwest festival circuit since 1993. The band's bluegrass sound comes from the close duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hard-driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. They have released seven albums, Twilight, being the latest. High Water's music is heard on bluegrass radio programs around the USA and has received critical acclaim in the magazines Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now. Recording artist James King and country music historian Bill Malone agree that Art and Stephanie Stevenson rank among the best duet singers active today.
Their blend of traditional bluegrass numbers, originals, contemporary songs, and instrumentals satisfies a wide range of music lovers! Art, Stephanie, and Dale have each written songs or instrumentals frequently performed by the band. The band's mission is to preserve the hard-driving traditional bluegrass sound, while including material from other musical styles. Art and Stephanie's singing, Dale's banjo instrumentals, Bruce's tasteful mandolin, and Art's harmonica tunes always bring a rousing response from the audience.
"Art Stevenson & High Water do the music the RIGHT WAY. A perfect choice of material and solid instrumental skills lay the foundation for a great husband and wife duet."
John Wright, WLUW Chicago,
author of “TRAVELING THE HIGHWAY HOME: RALPH STANLEY AND THE WORLD OF TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC".
"There is tremendous strength here in the singing and the instrumental work."
Frank Overstreet, NIBGA and
"What lifts High Water beyond the ordinary are the combined voices of Art and Stephanie Stevenson."
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.