ArtStart hosts PopUp Concert
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy (CNS) will perform Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at ArtStart in Rhinelander. CNS is a high-energy “Brass ‘n’ Grass” sextet from Wichita, Kan. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive,” has brought their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk and dixieland to packed clubs, basements, and festivals across the U.S. since their inception in the spring of 2007.
CNS has built a solid following playing 47 states and five countries with their energetic live show and ability to fit on the bill with acts ranging from bluegrass to rockabilly; punk to ska. As the banjo rolls over rhythmic guitar, breakneck mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone and trumpet lines, while the stand-up bass and feed-bucket-trap-set churn out driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.
A cash bar will be available. A $10 donation at the door is suggested to pay to the musicians. For more information, 715-362-4328.