continued Freshly relocated back in the Liverpool area, Schiele’s new trio will entertain the crowd
At the 14th annual Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Radisson Greens in Baldwinsville.
Chuck sings and plays guitar and he’ll be backed by drummer Phil Smith and bassist John Dancks. While Schiele has received San Diego Music Awards, Dancks was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame in March.
“John Dancks is Syracuse’s ‘go-to’ bass player,” Schiele noted. “He has been playing in a variety of groups for many years, and he really deserves to be in the Sammys Hall of Fame.” Schiele’s percussionist is no slouch, either. A Maine native, Phil Smith is a veteran of the Lou Rawls band and was also a member of the prestigious McDonald’s All-Star Band.
On Friday, the golfers and their guests will hear the trio play classic rock and Americana acoustic tunes, “but with an updated feel,” Schiele said. The threesome will cover material by Tom Petty, John Hiatt, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones as well as a handful of Schiele originals.
“We maintain an emphasis on being a part of our audience as opposed to the audience being a part of us,” Schiele said. “It’s always about the audience. That’s very important.”
Don’t forget, a 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will be presented free of charge at 7 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, at Johnson Park. The modern adaptation of the classic tragedy being staged by the Redhouse Arts Center is appropriate for families.
The Redhouse’s 2011 outdoor production of “Romeo and Juliet” was named “Best Theatre of 2011” by The Post-Standard, and last year the arts center staged “The Tempest” in area parks.
Sunday’s performance, hosted here by the Liverpool Is The Place Committee, will mark the Redhouse’s first time in Johnson Park. It’s co-sponsored by the White Water Pub, in the village at 110 S. Willow St., and by the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild.
In case of rain, “Macbeth” will be performed at the Café at 407, adjacent to the park at 407 Tulip St. For info, dial 457-3895.