NORTHUMBERLAND -- How do you make a sweet holiday such as Valentine’s Day more sweet?
The answer can be found at the revered King Street Coffeehouse this evening when it celebrates the day of love with a romantic show featuring three regional acts bringing a variety of sounds to the stage.
The evening’s lineup will include Don Shappelle and Fricknadora.
“Fricknadorable does Americana, roots, novelty and with some pop,” said Jeremy dePrisco, half of the musical experience called Fricknadorable. “We also do a bit of ’80s stuff and a few originals. “ said Jeremy dePrisco
Jeremy, along with his wife, Audra, perform a mix of original tunes, covers and distinctly styled songs made even more interesting with Audra’s skills on the ukulele.
“I’ve been gigging and recording for years and gigging together was the last thing we ever thought we’d be doing,” Jeremy said. “About two years ago Audra picked up a uke at a music store in Williamsport and sort of got interested in the possibility of playing one.”
After Jeremy surprised his wife with a pineapple ukulele for their anniversary, Adura soon became skilled on the instrument.
“One thing led to another and we started jamming and she started to ‘open’ for me during my regular sets. Before long we just decided to perform together because it was more fun for both of us. In a way she was promoted from roadie to band
Most people who see their shows comment on the interactions the two have between songs and find that interaction brings something different to the act than anything each could do solo.
“There is a lot of room for friendly sarcasm and jokes,” Jeremy added.
With Audra singing and playing the ukulele and occasionally jamming on a bodhran (a frame drum), Jeremy plays acoustic guitar, resonator and sometimes an omnichord (an ’80s electronic autoharp.)