The duo of McCormack and guitarist/mandolin player Brian FitzGerald have been playing together for over 20 years.

Celtic-American Band Switchback to Perform at CLC

Switchback, a Chicago-based band featuring Celtic and Americana music, will perform on Nov. 18 in the Chalberg Theatre on the campus of Central Lakes College. As part of the Cultural Arts Series, the 7:30 p.m. concert will introduce a dynamic pair of singer musicians to the area.

“The show that we present is high-energy but very engaging,” said Martin McCormack, vocalist and bassist for Switchback. “The audience feels like they’re part of the show. It covers a wide range of music. It’s just a very down-home feeling when we take to the stage.”

Switchback plays an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass. “We follow the energy of the audience. That group participation feeling is what it’s all about. It’s a lot of fun. We encourage the audience to clap, sing, make some comments, whatever they want so no concert is ever the same with Switchback,” McCormack said.

Tickets for Switchback are available from the CLC box office at (218) 855-8199 or online at www.clcmn.edu/arts

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