Leo & Leona’s presents “SONGA”

May 28, 2022

07:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Leo & Leona's Dance Hall & Tavern, W1436 Hwy 33
Newburg Corners, WI, 54614

Event Website

(608) 769-4501

Come and enjoy an inspiring performance of original music with Songa. Singer/Songwriters and lifelong musicians Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey with their unique instrumental sound and vocal blend. Their newest EP, released in 2021, “Sunshine in the Rain,” includes songs of hope with a message of love and care for humanity after a period of deep introspection during the pandemic.
Multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, melodica and percussion, these artists will take you from folk to country, bluegrass to blues to Latin jazz and back again. Rooted in the Nashville songwriting tradition, you won’t want to miss their honest lyrics and pure vocal harmonies. Songa was a finalist and voted the “fan favorite” in the 2020 Great River Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. A 2021 compilation of 7 of Mario’s songs arranged for Big Band Jazz in Janet Planet’s “Under the Venus Moon” was recognized on the Grammy Ballot 2021 under the category Best Vocal Jazz Album
Mario was produced and published by Buzz Cason, Creative Workshop Studio, Nashville, TN and signed to Universal Records in 1971 as a member of White Duck, Jimmy Buffet’s first Coral Reefer Band, along with legendary Americana artist John Hiatt. Sherry is a lifelong music educator and church music director. Mario and Sherry are joined by musicians Will Deblaey on acoustic bass and Rose Mish on violin, filling out our quartet and contributing to our authentic Americana sound.
Cover $10, doors open at 6pm.