Off Square On Air | Small Potatoes | February 24, 2023 | Hybrid!

Small Potatoes - a performing duo, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.
Small Potatoes - a performing duo, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.

Off Square On Air, Small Potatoes featured, brings a unique concert/interview in this third show in the series. Choose your venue – live at Stage Left Cafe or from home on Zoom. Show is February 24, 7:00 pm CDT (doors open at 6:30 pm CDT). We hope to see you at Stage Left Cafe or on Zoom.

We know you’ll enjoy this opportunity to get to know exceptional musicians in a uniquely personal way.

Off Square On Air is brought to you by Off Square Music and the Woodstock Opera House.

Off Square On Air is a series of two-hour concert/interview shows. We are excited to present the third in a series of what we hope will become a major real-time and online contribution to great music.

Each event in the series features a performer or a group of performers bringing us what we love — their music. But there’s more!

In our regular format, a host chats with performers between songs, drawing out their unique stories, thoughts, experiences, and tips. The live audience is invited to become co-creators, adding to the experience with their own questions, comments, and stories. Zoom attendees — you too are invited to join in via Chat!!

This edition of Off Square On Air is unique, though. The Small Potatoes performing duo, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, will not only bring us the music we all love, they will interview each other, drawing out stories and experiences

Shows are ticketed events in person and for live-streaming on Zoom. Reserve in advance for live shows as well as to receive the Zoom link for the live-stream.

Check back to this page for new information – concert-related sales and possible contests or giveaways!

Attend at Stage Left. Tickets are $15.00/pp to attend in person at Stage Left Cafe. Get your tickets for the live event here.

Attend via Zoom. You can also enjoy the concert from home! Tickets are $10.00/pp to attend via Zoom. Get your Zoom tickets here. Prior to the event, we’ll send an email with the Zoom link to everyone who purchased tickets.

Following live shows, events are edited to one-hour webcasts and made available in the Off Square Music website Video Gallery.

Off Square On Air Features Small Potatoes, February 24

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso are Small Potatoes, a Chicago-based folk duo. They say “it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as ‘Celtic to Cowboy’.”

Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition have made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso – the Duo Behind the Bio

They both sing, and they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Twenty-eight years ago, they decided to hit the road.

They might not have had the best plan, but what they did have were great songs and musicianship, and the ability to put on a show. After twenty-eight years, a million and a half miles, and 3500 shows (not to mention five, check that…six Dodge Caravans…) they are listed as a “favorite act” by many coffeehouses, clubs, and house concerts across the U.S. They have made repeat appearances at major folk festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Walnut Valley Festival, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Small Potatoes & Off Square Music

Small Potatoes played these Off Square Music venues: Music at the Market (Woodstock Farmers Market), Sundays on the Square1st Wednesday Concert Series at Stage Left Cafe (formerly 4th Fridays), and Every Saturday Virtual Open Mic.

Would you like to learn more about Small Potatoes?

With thanks to our grantors

Program made possible with grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the City of Woodstock, and the McHenry County Community Foundation.

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