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Magic by Chaz
Magic by Chaz, an experienced magician, will be entertaining Festival in the Pines audiences for three shows.
He has worked extensively on the East Coast and has performed for businesses, resorts and entertainment facilities throughout the nation. Chaz may also be seen by festival-goers as he roams through Carson Park as the Old Traveling Show Medicine Man.
Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion
Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion from Miami, FL, presents, "The Rhythm is Going to Get You!" Show, America's most interactive family percussion show for the young and young-at-heart. This highenergy and hands-on percussion party has entertained and educated audiences in Canada and 37 states from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska for more than 20 years. As an internationally-known ambassador of percussion, Steve’s passion for percussion leads him to perform more than 150 shows every year. The Pied Piper of Percussion believes in the power of percussion and that everyone has rhythm! That’s why the rhythm is going to get YOU!
Karate American Demonstration
A live demonstration of karate skills.
This Eau Claire native has appeared at Festival in the Pines numerous times since 1996. He covers a variety of unique topics during every performance.
Matt's shows feature a light-hearted acoustic sound, dazzling harmonica work, and laid-back originality. With his rich baritone voice and different view of everyday life, Matt demonstrates that he is more than just a "guy with a guitar."
Music and dancing go together. That’s the 40 Fingers philosophy. Four musicians with eight busy hands, at least five instruments, and four voices make excellent music. With a healthy mix from the 60's through today you won't be disappointed with their music varitey.
Hal Ahlers (bass, vocals) - Originally from Antigo, WI, Hal is the band's elder statesman and is a veteran of the USO Tours of the 70's and 80's.
Dave Ambers (drums, vocals) - Born and raised in Eau Claire, Dave has performed with the Drum & Bugle Corp in its heyday and has been playing in bands since he was a young boy.
Laura Seymour Reali (keys, sax, vocals) - Immediately after high school Laura began singing and performing professionally. In the early 90's she returned to the Eau Claire area to be with her friends and family.
Cory Miller (guitar, other stringed instruments, vocals) - Cory came to West Central Wisconsin via Iowa, Nashville and Arizona. He boasts gigs at the Grand Ole Opry, songwriting for some nationally-known artists, and audio work for the Arizona Cardinals professional football team.
Ellie May Kay
Ellie May wrote and recorded her first CD entitled, "The Musician's Wife", which was released in March, 2008. Shortly after the release, one of the singles "Carla Sue" went to #2 for 11 weeks on the independent music charts. Another single, "Country Girl" also climbed the charts to the Top 20 spot for eight weeks. In February, 2009, Ellie May signed a deal with an independent record label called JETT Records. The new CD, "More of What Matters" was released in October, 2009, and is said to have four #1 hit songs. The first single, "Girl with a Fishing Rod" was released in May, 2010. Join Ellie May Kay and the rest of the band as they return to Festival in the Pines for the first time in three years.