The Marlborough Arts Center’s September “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” features Slug Nickel on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT.
The Slug Nickel band was born back in the 90’s but the core as it is now has been in place since about 2001. The band consist of Nicholas Ekert (Toad) on guitar and vocals, his friend and longtime musical partner, George Spurlock on Bass and vocals and Mike Labella on drums and vocals. They are hoping to have Toad’s great friend Kurt Hanson come down from Massachusetts to join in on mandolin.
The band was built around Toad’s solo act. He doesn’t care much for contemporary popular music and has spent a large part of his life searching for songs that are entertaining yet easy to play, and have some sense of humor to them.
They play lots of old time country/bluegrass/folk type songs that are lyrically interesting and funny. Toad notes that “We are not much of a dance band and if one expects “Mustang Sally” they will be disappointed!” What you WILL hear, among other things, is songs about rusty cars, mobile homes, excessive drinking and country life in general. The Slug Nickel as a group, and as individuals, has a wonderful sense of humor and comedy. The lyrics of their music reflects the humor of everyday life. This makes for a truly fun and interactive evening for the audience.
The Marlborough Arts Center is located at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. There is ample parking and the facility is fully accessible. Admission at the door is $10 per person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., leaving time to peruse the art exhibit on the walls, the creative and unique items for sale in the Gift Store, and to settle down with your choice of seats in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Gallery before the show. BYOWine with home-made cookies and other refreshments available.
You can find more information about the Marlborough Arts Center, membership, artistic events, classes, etc. at their website www.marlborougharts.org, or leave a message on their telephone (860) 295-9389 and a member of the Board will return your call.