EARLVILLE – In a fit of artistic euphoria, The Earlville Opera House’s annual Winter Celebration takes center stage this weekend. The free event features a number of artists as well as music performed by Tumbleweed Gumbo, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. During the event, featured artists will be on hand to also discuss their work and refreshments will be available.
Tumbleweed Gumbo is stationed out of Oneida and entertains Central New York audiences with an assortment of American, Cajun, and Celtic music. The band is influenced by Cajun musician Ray Abshire; the award-winning Nashville artist Gillian Welch; and folk musicians the Lonesome Sisters, among others. Tumbleweed Gumbo is comprised of singer and fiddler Liz Friedel; Steve Blais playing the Cajun accordion, acoustic guitar, and vocals; vocalist and guitar player Larry Jordan; and Werner Koegst on the stand-up bass.