The White Gull Inn has announced the Gypsy jazz band Harmonious Wail will perform at its next White Gull House Concert, scheduled for Weds., February 28. The concert is the fourth in a series of six in the Inn’s 34th season of renowned winter folk concerts. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $20.
Harmonious Wail, which describes itself as a “purveyor of Americana infused Gypsy jazz,” just celebrated its 30th Anniversary and continues to take its listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America.
Harmonious Wail consists of Sims Delaney-Potthoff, mandolinist, bandleader, and vocalist; Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, vocalist, whose percussive instrument of choice is a cardboard box, but who also has a knack for exploring the musicality of almost any household object; and Jeffo Weiss, bassist, who rotates between upright and electric bass.
The band has 10 recordings to date, the three most recent having been submitted for Grammy nomination consideration. Besides being a touring band, Harmonious Wail has a long relationship with National Public Radio and has been recognized as “favorite house band” for the program “Says You” where they’ve matched wits with the panelists. Their songs have graced the program “All Things Considered” and they have gifted their composition “The Money Song” to NPR stations across the country for annual fundraising programs. Their songs, “People Stuff” and “I Like to Feel My Bones” both have received International Songwriter Awards, and four of their Gypsy Jazz compositions were woven into the film score of the internationally acclaimed independent film, “I Really Hate My Job.”
The concert will be preceded by an optional fixed price dinner served at 6 p.m. The menu consists of beef bourguignon served over mashed Yukon gold potatoes, served with French bread, a kale salad with roasted squash, apples, pomegranate seeds and maple citrus dressing, and flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
Tickets, dinner reservations and information can be obtained by calling the White Gull at 920.868.3517.