Tanglefoot to take the stage here

The band “Tanglefoot” is set to return here on Tuesday for a concert at the Townshend Theatre.
“They were well-received last time. People seemed to like them,” said Sig Mosley of the Rainy Lake Multicultural Association, which is sponsoring the performance.
As of this morning, almost half of the 430 tickets up for grabs for the 8 p.m. concert have been sold. Tickets are available at We ‘R’ Entertainment and Good Impressions Printing.
Cost is $13 for adults, or two for $25, and $8 for kids.
Tickets also will be available at the door.
Mosley said the local multicultural association organizes several events throughout the year, including holiday-themed get-togethers and bingos to raise funds for “Culturama” in the summer.
“[Organizing concerts] is not something we usually do,” said Mosley. “But we like to do the odd one and see how much interest they generate.”
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 U.K., making a splash on the public access media scene—including CBC, BBC, and Minnesota public television.
In their last appearance here in 1999, Tanglefoot sold out the Legion.
Mosley noted the band appeals to small town themes with its music and are very down to earth on tour.
“They’re usually pretty good about hanging around afterwards to meet and mingle,” she said.