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WOJB Concert Series Returns to the Park

Jeffrey Jones

WOJB Press Release


WOJB’s Concert Series returns Oct 2 to The PARK Center on U.S. Highway 63 N in Hayward WI with Minnesota-based American Roots songwriter and musician Erik Koskinen. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for students 17 years of age and younger at www.WOJB.org/our-events. Tickets are held at the box office.


The safety of concertgoers, artists, volunteers, and staff is of utmost importance during this recent surge of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, attendees 12 years of age and older are required to provide proof of full vaccination status, covering at least 14 days prior to this event, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result up to 72 hours ahead of the show.


About Erik KoskinenSprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his band realize a sound that is unmistakably theirs, but still feels familiar and classic in the ears of the listener. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of America’s theaters of war, history, relationships, and reflections in the mirror. Insightful but not “teachy,” Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. On his latest album, Burning The Deal, Koskinen brought onboard L.A. veteran Bernie Larsen to co-produce the project. Larsen has worked with artists ranging from Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge and Ry Cooder, to David Lindley’s El Rayo-X and Public Enemy. Recorded at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, Calif. by engineer Jason Mariani (Mumford & Sons, Kenny Loggins), the core session players included Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, Bill Frisell) on pedal steel, lap steel and mandolin; Jennifer Condos (Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, Joe Henry) on bass; and Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Loudon Wainwright III) on drums. Live, Koskinen – a maestro on the guitar – and his well-seasoned touring band masterfully go from a low-simmer to an incandescent intensity; yet they always allow Koskinen’s well-written songs to take center-stage. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.” Join us Oct 2 and find out why! More artist information at www.ErikKoskinen.com.