Friday, 19 October 2018 16:19

“Outlandish Energy” of RPR Returns to Music Hall Nov. 3

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Canadians Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish & Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hardworking band with a massive presence.

Now with Beaker Granger, they have reconnected as RPR and will perform at the McCrobie Civic Center in Oswego on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

"As Tanglefoot they were the quintessential Music Hall band— highly sought after and returning often to our stage,” stated Ellen Wahl, Artistic Director. Their combination of vigor, poignancy and personality built RPR's reputation for arresting music, stories, laughter— and some astonishing vocal harmonies. With the addition of percussionist Beaker Granger, the harmonies remain, and so does the energy, the finely-honed songwriting, and their penchant for humor.

"Their performance Saturday was a joyous occasion... loud, vibrant and exciting... at times with roaring vigour at others with sparse intensity, creating many moods...songs with great depth, full of humour, pathos and love,” according to The Beat magazine. “The group had paired back to three core members – pirates, in my mind, who always brought such outlandish energy to the stage.” For information or to listen to a video clip, visit the RPR website at

Concert tickets are $16 (advance sale) and $19 at the door; half price for ages 16 and younger and under 5 free. Tickets can be purchased at any Music Hall show, online, or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Find more information online at http:// or email: [email protected]

Remaining shows in the fall season are The McKrells on November 17 and the Burns & Kristy Band on December 1. Preceeding each concert on the evening before is Open Mic Friday combined with a Songwriting Contest; open to all ages. Contest playoff takes place on Nov. 30.

The Music Hall is a not-for-profit community arts organization, founded to provide a performance venue for the community and support for performing artists. It is run wholly by volunteers since its inception in 1977. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn.

SUNY student interns help run shows and public school students can earn credit for community service.

Music Hall events are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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