‘Tanglefoot’ to play here next week

For their final event of the year, the Rainy Lake Multicultural Association is bringing musical group “Tanglefoot” to the Legion here next Wednesday evening.
And there’s still plenty of tickets available at the Treasure Chest (338 Scott St.), said concert co-organizer Bev Kotnik.
“They’re going kind of slow, but that’s not uncommon with things like this,” she noted. “We’ll be selling tickets at the door.
“With the construction going on on Scott Street, I’m not sure if people think they can get to us,” Kotnik added.
Tickets cost $8 each.
In their last appearance at the Legion in 1999, Tanglefoot sold out and Kotnik said there was no question another show would be just the thing to wrap up the association’s events calendar for this year.
“Of course we like them but there’s a demand from other people, too,” she remarked. “We’ve been getting phone calls from people who follow them around on tour, finding out when they play here.
“They’ve got a lot of fans.
“They’re great guys. They get you clapping your hands and moving your feet,” Kotnik added.
“Tanglefoot” also played to a few hundred people at the Townshend Theatre here last year.
“The Legion seems like a lot better place to see them, though,” said Kotnik. “The Townshend Theatre is beautiful, but it was too big to do this kind of group justice.”
Tanglefoot’s work on stage and in the recording studio has been described as “Stan Rogers meets Van Halen.”
The band has seen several changes since its debut in 1980 in Ottawa. Only one member—primary songwriter Joe Grant—remains from the original group.
But the quintet has been fairly stable for the last five years and seen its fan base grow. They have made appearances across Canada, the U.S., and United Kingdom, making a splash on the public access media scene—including CBC, BBC, and Minnesota public television.
The band appeals to small-town themes with its music and is very down to earth on tour—often mingling with the audience after their shows.
This concert, as well as events like Culturama, is made possible thanks to the multicultural association’s weekly bingos, noted Kotnik.