The singer-songwriter duo, Lou and Peter Berryman will be featured in concert Wednesday, January 11, at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek.
The Berrymans were some of the first folk musicians booked at the White Gull Winter Concert Series, established in 1985 and they have returned for sold-out performances every January for the past 26 years. Critics describe their original music as “intelligent and wickedly funny material which is never bawdy or risque but is rich with wordplay and witty images.”
Lou and Peter Berryman began their musical partnership in high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, in the nineteen sixties. By the eighties, they had established themselves as a prominent feature of the songwriting subculture of Wisconsin’s capital, playing their original material every week for almost ten years in the run-down but trendy music room of Madison’s Club de Wash. Gradually expanding their circuit, they began crisscrossing the continent and gaining national attention with appearances on such programs as Wisconsin Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Weekend Edition. Regular appearances at festivals and folk music clubs all across the country now serve as venues for the songs contained in their twelve recordings and three songbooks, which have been performed by everyone from Garrison Keillor to Peter, Paul and Mary.
The White Gull Inn will serve an optional pre-concert, fixed price dinner at 6 pm. The menu consists of pork loin chop stuffed with Italian sausage, fennel garlic mashed potatoes and cranberry walnut pie for dessert. Price of the dinner is $19.95.
Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the third in a series of six scheduled at the inn this winter, are $16. Tickets for the concert, dinner reservations and information are available by calling the White Gull Inn at 800.624.1987.