ST. GEORGE – The Concert in the Park Series presents Otter Creek at Vernon Worthen Park Monday evening.
In the four years since the husband and wife duo began playing together, Otter Creek has won multiple awards for their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes.
They have drawn praise from around the country leading one critic to describe them as “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.”
Their second album Shiver Into Spark – released in September 2012 – has garnered attention.
“Songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the ear” Greg Harness from Rootsworld Magazine said “superb musicianship underpinned by stunning technique.”
They have performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society in the Utah and Nevada premieres of Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass, and performed with the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in programs that blend classical and folk traditions.
They are also sought after session musicians and in addition to frequent studio work have performed on stage with well-known singer songwriters Peter Mayer, Kate MacLeod, and Alicia McGovern and have opened for acts such as Claire Lynch and Mitch Barrett.
In addition to their polished sound as a duo, Peter and Mary’s daughters often appear on stage with them.
Recent and upcoming Utah performances include: Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, and Groovefest in Cedar City
Sponsored by the City of St. George with funding from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts, theConcert in the Park 2014 Series is free to the public. Don’t miss the second Monday of each month through September. Park seating is available, bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family.
- When: Monday, June 9, 7:30 a.m.
- Where: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 South 400 East, St. George
- Admission: Free | Telephone: 435-627-4510