• Rivers, Rails, and Rodeos: An American Musical Portrait
  • Traveling Down an Irish Road
  • An Evening with Switchback
  • A Very Switchback Christmas

Rivers, Rails, and Rodeos: An American Musical Portrait
Americana Music is an amalgam of roots music formed by shared and varied traditions. During Switchback’s Americana concert, songs about dryland farming, twisters and the flooding along the Mississippi are interspersed with tunes about lonely truckers, working families, soldiers and even a late night romance in the haybarn. And in true Midwestern fashion, even some of the more serious topics are presented with a wry sense of humor. The duo will play mandolin, acoustic guitar and bass and are known for an almost brother-like blending of voices.

Traveling Down an Irish Road
Switchback is no ordinary Irish band. FitzGerald and McCormack have written many Irish songs that ring as true as the ancient ballads of Finn McCool’s time and yet, as Irish-Americans, their sound carries a musical distillation that rings Irish but with a slight bluegrass resonance. With over 25 years of life on the road, Switchback and their music continue to grow and hold audiences spellbound. So relax and let the music of Brian FitzGerald and Marty McCormack take you Travelin’ Down an Irish Road.

An Evening with Switchback
Working together for over 25 years, Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Showcasing a repertoire ranging from sentimental ballads to blistering rockers, Switchback offers a show guaranteed to please. The concert features a mix of original and traditional Irish music and a selection of songs from Switchback’s catalog of over 300 original Americana tunes. 

A Very Switchback Christmas
Switchback’s holiday concerts are always a crowd pleaser with lots of audience involvement and singing along with the band on well-known favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Away in the Manger,” “Up on the Housetop,” and “White Christmas.” The show is also filled with stories of their travels and has a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure. One of the highlights of the evening is a performance of “Ave Maria” by the classically-trained McCormack.