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Starch Duo (Dec. 9)

Starch Duo

Saturday, Dec. 9

7 – 9 pm in the Black Box Theater ($12.50 per ticket)

Singer/songwriter Ben Schmidt uses his warm reedy mid-range voice and a powerful arsenal of fingerstyle and flatpicked guitar chops to texture his soulful compositions. With bassist Richard Wagor, the Starch Duo makes “comfort food for your ears.”

Raised in Chicago, Schmidt’s self-taught approach to music is rooted in vintage folk and blues, but whether by himself on a lap slide guitar, or in front of a band, he takes the listener on a unique journey in every song. He is currently working on two upcoming releases: 0ne is a batch of songs that functions as a companion album to a new play, “In the Wake of the Grabow Riots,” and the other is entitled “Muse.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Orpheum Theater Center, or at the door on the night of the performance.

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