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In Concert at CPL: Mank & Sass

Sun, Jan 26, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the library. Mid-west roots run deep with these two as they jam their way through a little bit of funk and a lot of jive!

Mank & Sass is a captivating singer/songwriter duo that have been performing together across the country for over a decade. After years of honing their craft, they released their debut album, Midnight & Noon, in June of 2018. Their skillful blend of soulful, bluesy music also comes with a hint of funk and rock that let’s them truly identify with people from all walks of life and multiple generations.

Lead vocalist/acoustic guitarist, Sara Siders (Sass) is a vocal powerhouse. Her raspy, blues-tinged voice has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin, but don’t let her fool ya, she can also serenade you like Ella Fitzgerald. Her soundchecks alone grab people’s attentions and will keep them in their seats. She comes from a rock ‘n’ roll family, so she’s had the music bug in her DNA her entire life.

Bassist/Multi-Instrumentalist Jared Manker (Mank) has been playing music for almost his entire life, so one could say that he’s no slouch. Classically trained on the piano at an early age, he found a love for music quickly. He picked up the guitar and bass guitar in his early teens and never looked back. He’s incredibly comfortable playing all genres of music, and you can hear that in the style of Mank & Sass’s original material as well as the covers they like to mold into their own creations at their live performances.

If you like music, check out our Spring 2020 MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY series Sundays at 2 pm:

All ages, Adults | Performance

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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