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Country and bluegrass music fans enjoyed a unique "backstage" concert experience with the duo "Otter Creek" at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
The husband and wife team Peter and Mary Danzig, who (with 10 instruments and 53 strings), invited their three daughters - Eliza (14), Kjersten (12) and Lucy (9) on stage, entertaining with classic country hits, lively bluegrass jigs, folk music and some fast-paced fiddle playing - all interjected with humor and storytelling.
Peter and Mary received a round of applause when they announced that it was their "17th wedding anniversary."
"People wonder why we would want to be doing a gig in Blackfoot, Idaho on the night of our anniversary," Mary remarked. "This is what we love to do and it just makes sense to do it with the one person 'who shares the same crazy dream."
Folks who attended the concert enjoyed the intimacy of being right on stage with the performers throughout the entire concert.
Joel Turner came from Pocatello to see the concert. "I love bluegrass," he said. "I saw Otter Creek when the performed here last year and I'm back again."
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