May 21 @ 8:30 PM · $5. Ages: 18+
IDA JO w/ Mary Bue, Anna Laube
Ida Jo began setting herself apart long ago. A violinist since the age of 7, her childhood was filled with countless performances on three continents and awards such as the prestigious Emerson Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp. Now, at the young age of 25, Ida Jo has 2 full-length records to her name, a music performance degree, a handful of Madison Area Music Award nominations, and performances at festivals such as Summerfest, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and SXSW.
Ida Jo was born and raised in fertile music port of Duluth, MN. At age 6, she began begging her mother for violin lessons. Eventually giving in, Ida Jo began classical violin using the Suzuki Method. Besides her classical study she performed and placed in countless Texas style fiddle contests and spent her summers performing traditional Finnish folk music all across the globe.
Ida Jo's own musical style builds on a long history of blending rock, folk and gospel music. (Think of artists like Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and The Band.) Energetic and rhythmic, but also heartfelt and soulful. Add to that Ida Jo's lifelong background in classical violin and you can start to see the roots of her expressive and graceful style.
☆ Opening act(s): Mary Bue, Anna LaubeShow details »
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