Barley Jacks perform in Staples, Nov. 16

Barley-Jacks-RedBarn-PhotoThe Barley Jacks, led by fiddler Brian Wicklund, will bring their blend of bluegrass and Celtic roots to Centennial Auditorium in Staples Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw-dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. They are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, rhythm and blues and bee-bop to inspire each other and create something entirely new.

Front-man and fiddler Wicklund is joined by Joe Cruz – guitar, Kevin Rowe – bass, and Joel Arpin – percussion. Their 2010 debut recording “Either Side of Night” and 2011 recording “The Lighthouse” have been met with great praise by reviewers.

Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique. The first thing an audience notices is how much fun the Barley Jacks have when they perform. These Minnesota–based music veterans enjoy making music together.

Still to come on this year’s Arts Council season are An Evening with Gary Timbs, a local keyboard legend, playing blues, country, and gospel; The James Sewell Ballet, performing to the music of Rogers and Hart; and Clocks and Clouds, where classical and rock music meet.

For more information, check out the Arts Council’s website at www.staplesmot

Tickets are available in advance online at the Arts Council’s website and also at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at (218) 894-2497. Tickets are also available at the door.