Music & Entertainment

The Stockholm Art Fair is one of the few art fair venues that offers live music during the fair. We are delighted to introduce you to the local, talented musicians scheduled to play at this year’s art fair. All performers have played at the fair in previous years and are bringing their new songs and old favorites to our stage on the river.

10:00 – 10:45 Paul Imholte The Musical Stringman

11 – 12:15 Trapper Schoepp  Americana folk Rock

12:30- 1:45pm Patchouli & Terra Guitarra World Guitar Folk

2pm– 2:15 Award Announcements and Presentation

2:30-3:45 Thea Ennen & Deja Vu  New folk, country-rock chanteuse

4pm– 5pm Greg Herriges  Whirled music on guitar and bouzouki

Paul Imholte (St. Cloud, Minn.) — The Musical Stringman |
Like a harvester gathering vintage grapes, Paul Imholte collects the wonder of acoustical string
music and shares that beauty with audiences. Known as the “stringman”, he sings and plays a
dozen traditional instruments. Paul’s featured instrument is the hammered dulcimer. He also plays
fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, mountain dulcimer, cello, viola, autoharp, harmonica,
jaw harp and spoons. After his stage set, Paul will be roving the fair acoustically with his folk-string
instrument-filled cart.

Trapper Schoepp (Ellsworth/Milwaukee, Wisc.) — American Folk Rock |
Brothers Trapper and Tanner Schoepp bring their rocking songs and sweet harmonies in a stripped-down acoustic duo format to the fair. Their new album May Day explores themes of ghosts and rebirth, springtime and renewal. Featuring On Wisconsin, a co-write with Bob Dylan, this album has already received accolades from Rolling Stone, Billboard and BBC. Trapper was just 16 years old the first time he played at the fair in 2008 and has since toured with big-name bands across the U.S. and Europe.

Patchouli & Terra Guitarra (Maiden Rock, Wisc.) — World Folk Guitar Duo |
Patchouli & Terra Guitarra is the #1 Charting International Guitar duo of master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter, guitarist Julie Patchouli. Zone Music Reporter calls Terra Guitarra “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world”, awarded “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” for Of Sea & Stars. Patchouli is a folk festival headliner and Public Radio favorite with pure, sparkling lead vocals and beautiful harmonies. Their sound, depth and virtuosity is described as “Simon and Garfunkel meets the Gipsy Kings” and City Pages compares it to “taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs”. With 22 CDs, 5,000 shows played in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Patchouli andTerra Guitarra embody the spirit of the 60s and 70s and the romance of the Spanish guitar, with their world class music that uplifts and gives hope in a show that “inspires the human spirit” (Chicago Tribune).

Thea Ennen and Dave Ja Vue (River Falls, Wisc.) — Folkadelic Songsmiths |
Thea Ennen has been described as a “new folk, country-rock chanteuse” and has garnered considerableacclaim for her exquisite and heartfelt songs. Thea explores the edge of human emotions and yet offers hope for the future in her songs. “A poetic optimism in her lyrics…contrasts sharply with her haunting melodies; together they strip away frivolities and uncover what’s essential to life…” (Brenda Bredahl, Wisconsin West Magazine).

Greg Herriges  Whirled music on guitar and bouzouki

Greg Herriges (Minneapolis)- Progressive Whirled Music
Guitarist, bouzoukist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Greg Herriges creates an eclectic mix of original and traditional “whirled music,” with a unique approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. Greg Herriges is: a recipient of composer/performing artist fellowships and grants from the Bush and McKnight Foundations and the Metro Regional Arts Council; a soundtrack artist and music director for film and theater; and author of seven (and counting) internationally published music books. Performing is his lifeblood; he gets equal fulfillment playing with cross-cultural ensembles or letting one guitar play him.