FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST – Switchback®

FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST – Switchback®

Members:
Martin McCormack – Bass Guitar/Guitar/Vocals, Brian FitzGerald – Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals


Biography: In North America, the word “switchback” describes a winding road that twists back on itself as it ascends to the top of a mountain. In Ireland and the UK, it is slang for a roller-coaster, with its energetic, thrilling ride. But for music lovers around the world, Switchback is the name of the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, whose brand of original music has made them an international touring sensation and have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Dubbed “American Roots & Celtic Soul,” Switchback’s music seamlessly blends a Celtic tribal beat with the raw energy of the wide open American plains. Their beautifully crafted songs move the feet while swaying the heart. In concert, Switchback’s mandolin, guitar, bass, and percussion flow alongside soaring harmonies to create a sonic journey that is every bit as thrilling as an old-time wooden roller-coaster. Audience members leave the show filled with excitement and eager to get in line again for another Switchback ride.

Music Connection Magazine said of Switchback: “The words ‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ only begin to describe this act, whose vocal prowess is as pure as it is unique…there is no denying the stunning vocal blends that are achieved by this duo.”

Jim Clark of Lee County Courier “Their music has a swing and a cadence to it that takes you on a journey…to well worn memories of your own.”

Switchback tours throughout the United States and internationally playing over 200 engagements a year. On top of their usual tour schedule, Switchback regularly presents outreach programs for schools, community events, senior citizen groups, and special needs audiences. They offer outreach programs on Celtic music, songwriting, and music appreciation as well as music residencies.


Live Shows:

FRI Nov 30
Two shows at H.I. Lincoln Building
7:00 PM in Franklin Grove, IL

SAT Dec 01
Thrasher Opera House
7:30 PM in Green Lake, WI

SUN Dec 02
Godfrey Chapel, Lewis and Clark College
3:00 PM in Godfrey, IL

MON Dec 03
Private Event
12:00 AM in Chesterton, MO

WED Dec 05
Outreach Program
10:30 AM in Chicago, IL

WED Dec 05
Outreach Program
1:30 PM in Lincolnwood, IL

WED Dec 05
Outreach Program
3:00 PM in Evanston, IL

THU Dec 06
Outreach Program
7:15 PM in La Grange, IL

FRI Dec 07
Paris-Belle house concert
7:30 PM in Williamsville, IL

SAT Dec 08
Keokuk Union Depot
8:00 PM in Keokuk, IA

SUN Dec 09
Outreach Program
12:00 PM in Woodstock, IL

FRI Jan 04
APAP – Association of Performing Arts Professionals Conference
12:00 AM in New York, NY – 01.04.19

THU Jan 17
Royal Oaks Resort
7:00 PM in Sun City, AZ – 01.17.19

FRI Jan 18
Cimarron Night Club, Sun City Grand
7:00 PM in Surprise, AZ – 01.18.19

SAT Jan 19
Cimarron Night Club, Sun City Grand
7:00 PM in Surprise, AZ – 01.19.19

SUN Jan 20
Faith Presbyterian Church
12:00 AM in Sun City, AZ – 01.20.19

SUN Jan 20
Cimarron Night Club, Sun City Grand
7:00 PM in Surprise, AZ – 01.20.19

WED Jan 23
The Resort RV Park
7:00 PM in Mesa, AZ – 01.23.19

SAT Feb 09
Tropical Mystery Tour III – Return to Costa Rica
12:00 AM in San Jose, CR – 02.09.19

SAT Mar 02
The Focal Point
8:00 PM in St Louis, MO – 03.02.19

TUE Mar 05
Freedom Hall – Nathan Manilow Theatre
11:00 AM in Park Forest, IL – 03.05.19

THU Mar 07
* Private Event: The Admiral at the Lake
2:00 PM in Chicago, IL – 03.07.19

FRI Mar 08
Senior Matinee at Theatre At the Center
10:30 AM in Munster, IN – 03.08.19

SAT Mar 09
Wareham Opera House
7:30 PM in Manhattan, KS – 03.09.19

SUN Mar 10
Theatre at the Center
7:00 PM in Munster, IN – 03.10.19

SAT Mar 16
UT Tyler Cowan Center
7:30 PM in Tyler, TX – 03.16.19

TUE Mar 26
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
7:30 PM in Morganton, NC – 03.26.19

FRI Mar 29
Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
7:30 PM in Tarpon Springs, FL – 03.29.19

SUN Apr 07
Western Plains Arts Association
3:00 PM in Colby, KS – 04.07.19

SUN Jun 09
Theatre at the Center
6:00 PM in Munster, IN – 06.09.19


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Links:

Official: https://www.waygoodmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/switchback/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/switchbackmusic

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