Marquette – 10/31/2011– Beaumier Coffee House Series will feature two local musicians as part of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival. George Knight and Paul Dornquast will perform together in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5th, in the University Center Peter White Lounge at Northern Michigan University. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and accepted.
Both performers are locally active musicians in Marquette County for several years. George Knight performs locally with his band, Bordertown and as a member of the Wednesday Night Music Club, making many area benefit appearances. A descendant of the famous country duo, the York Brothers, Knight has performed for over 40 years in both the United States and Europe. A resident of Gwinn, Knight writes about his life experiences in his music, evident in his most often performed original, “Experience Ally”.
Paul Dornquast has also performed extensively in the Marquette music scene, appearing as a solo artist playing his original songs for over 25 years. Dornquast posses a finger-style guitar approach rooted in folk elements of guitar legends Bruce Cockburn and Leo Kottke; his original songs are reminiscent of the late Warren Zevon. Dornquast has been a member of the bands Plaid Billygoats and Orange Whip.