Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio

Great Hall Series Sponsors
Platinum: J.F. Ahern, The Goldsmith, Wisconsin Arts Board, C.D. Smith, National Exchange Bank Foundation, Bill & Karen Shaw. Silver: Gallery & Frame Shop, Mike’s Music, Kevin and Debbie Freund, Huberty. Media: Sunny 97.7.

This event was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio will be performing at THELMA on October 15 starting at 8 pm. 

Duke Tumatoe, born William “Bill” Severen Fiorio in 1947, is an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has gigged with Muddy WatersBo DiddleyB.B. KingWillie DixonBuddy GuyJohn Fogerty and George Thorogood.  He was a founding member of arena-rock giants REO Speedwagon. He has released fifteen albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe & The All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio. His 1988 live album I Like My Job was produced by John Fogerty. He typically plays more than 100 dates per year.

“The first time I heard Duke it gave me chills,” said Fogerty. “I hadn’t experienced energy like that in a long time. It was like walking in on Jimmy Swaggart in his heyday. Everybody in the audience was shouting and screaming and having a good time. I mean the crowd was just eating out of this guy’s hand. Immediately the light went on in my head–somebody ought to record these guys.”

Tumatoe is a self-taught guitarist who learned to play by watching Chicago’s blues legends. His guitar playing has been described as “B.B. King played through Jimi Hendrix (with a touch of Andy Gill).”

Tumatoe’s songs are noted for their humor, something he explains as, “There are two elements of the blues. There’s the general intensity of the music…and an element of humor, some twist in the lyrics. It’s like a comedian turning something sad into something funny.”

More about the band HERE!
Band Videos HERE.

October 15, 2021
Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm


General Seating $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
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Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

No other discounts apply

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