Ruth & Max Bloomquist

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Maple Street Chapel, 200 S Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148

Ruth & Max Bloomquist — Saturday, October 14, 2023 — 7:00 PM showtime = NEW showtime for Saturday shows!

Maple Street Concerts excitedly welcomes back RUTH & MAX BLOOMQUIST! This Michigan duo draws on folk, bluegrass, traditional country, and more, in creating their original rootsy Americana music. With award-winning songwriting and vocals, guitar and upright bass, harmonies, and downhome charm, Ruth & Max are standout performers who’ve been delighting audiences for over 45 years.

Ruth’s striking, sonorous alto voice caused Garrison Keillor to exclaim, “You’ve got a big voice, you’ve got a really big voice!” The next evening, Keillor had them sing with him at his sold-out show at the 1800-seat Frauenthal Theater in Muskegon, MI. Ruth was a winner of MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (2003) with her gospel number, “By the River.” Also, her signature song, “Michigan Girl,” has had over 398,000 views on YouTube. ( Their songs have been heard on syndicated programs like “The Folk Sampler,” “The Midnight Special,” and “Car Talk.” In addition to concert and festival performances in Michigan, the Midwest, and an annual tour in Florida, they’ve toured in Southern France nearly every year since 2008.

Tickets are $20 (online ticket purchase includes a $1.25 processing fee = $21.25). Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash or check only, pending availability. All sales are final. (Showtime is 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.)