East Central Regional Library Presents The Tarveys

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 6:01 am

East Central Regional Library presents music group The Tarveys.

Based in the heart of the Midwest, The Tarveys call their music “farmicanna roots.” Their songs are about farms and small towns and the people who work the land. The Tarveys are Karie Oberg and Paul Imholte. The name of their duet comes from roads in the country that are not gravel, but tarred.

Karie grew upon a dairy farm on the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. When she left home, she traveled throughout North America and the United Kingdom learning and collecting musical styles and making them her own. She has performed music from Celtic to country and rock to jazz. Besides playing flute, Karie’s main instrument is her beautiful and powerful voice.

Raised on a chicken farm in central Minnesota, Paul grew up playing his grandfather’s fiddle. Somewhere along his musical path, people started lending Paul different instruments. He felt obliged to learn them. Besides writing much of The Tarveys’ material, he plays guitar, hammered dulcimer, banjo, mandolin and fiddle for the duet.

Along with farm songs, The Tarveys perform traditional American and Celtic music, country standards and an occasional show tune. Karie and Paul are also members of the Irish music band, Ring of Kerry. In January of 2011, The Tarveys released their first CD, Barn Raising Day.

The Tarveys will be at the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library on Sunday, May 1st @ 2:00pm. The Tarveys will perform a concert followed by an instrumental workshop led by Paul Imholte (of the Tarveys).

This program is for all ages and is open to the public.

This program is fund in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

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