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After-hours Concert: Misspent Youth

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Traditional bluegrass at its best! The DeKalb Public Library welcomes Misspent Youth for an after-hours concert in the library’s main lobby.

On guitar is Dave “DK” Kolars, a long-time DeKalb fixture in the music scene. He’s played solo and in bands since 1966, and has played all over the area. He plays guitar, dobro, lap steel, and Hawaiian lap steel, sings all the parts, and loves to tell bad jokes. He’s one of the founders of the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA), and loves all kinds of music.

On banjo is Dale Ludewig, long-time DeKalb resident and owner of Woodworks for the past 50 years. Dale makes cabinets, furniture, and musical instruments, playing instruments that he built. (He’s the one in the fancy shirt.) DK & Dale go back to about 1968, and have been in several bands together over the years.

Holding down the bottom end on bass, keeping the band in the groove, is Mike Warfel, from Sandwich, IL. Mike has played bass and guitar for decades, and is well-known in the Fox Valley area. A veteran of many rock bands over the years, he, like DK & Dale, was a member of the Red Berry Elders and played regularly at local venues. DK & Mike were members of The Wacky Keys Hawaiian band as well.

The band does traditional bluegrass, and loves to rediscover forgotten songs, those songs that slipped away over the years and need rescuing. They are known for their harmonies, and love to play!

This free concert is open to all ages. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the music begins at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Chelsea at chelsear@dkpl.org or (815)-756-9568 ext. 1700.


June 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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