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Eclectic folk duo Small Potatoes coming to Back Room
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Musical storytellers Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning are "Small Potatoes." This folk duo will appear Friday at the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

 

 

 

Chicago-based music duo Small Potatoes will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10, with advance reservations or tickets encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, by calling 792-3097, or reserved by e-mail through tickets@bartonarts.org.

Small Potatoes is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. They have been touring on the folk circuit since 1993 and in that time they’ve become regulars at many clubs and coffeehouses.

They call themselves eclecto-maniacs. They describe their music as "Celtic to Cowboy" and say it has taken them "years of careful indecision" to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more. Their four recordings, "Alive!", "Waltz of the Wallflowers", "Time Flies", and "Raw" cover all these styles. They both sing and play guitars and an array of other instruments.

This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Barton County, the City of Great Bend, and CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Great Bend.