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The Focal Point does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or masks. There may be future shows where these are required at the request of the performer. This will be clearly noted on our website and all social media platforms when the event is advertised. We will also continue to follow the St. Louis County Health Department guidelines and will update our practices accordingly. Thank you for your continued support for The Focal Point.
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Van Orman and Helwin
July 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15 – $20
The music of John C. Van Orman & Adam Helwin blends textures and texts of antique and modern soundscapes, familiar enough to be warm and welcoming, adequately exotic to be fresh and surprising. Two singers accompanying themselves on guitars, harmonium, concertina, hurdy-gurdy, and other instruments, they share traditional and contemporary songs of a world populated by cowboys, sailors, hoboes, and many sorts of lovers.
Their most recent album was largely inspired by the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Van Orman & Helwin’s eponymous CD celebrates the local and the traditional. Featuring music gathered by Dodgeville song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas, the album highlights songs and tunes which resonate with the hills, streams, and big skies of our home.