Trigger Happy, a local crowd favorite, will perform for Heritage Center's Hillside Series in New Richmond on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Pack up your picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music from 6:30-8 p.m.
The group originated in 1983, playing traditional and contemporary country music along with some favorite pop oldies, dance songs and a few polkas. Trigger Happy has played for local celebrations, county fairs and local theater shows. They have backed up national artists such as Dave Dudley and Stonewall Jackson. The bands members have also written and recorded their own music.
The group as individuals continue to share their music in local churches on a regular basis, as they have done for many years. Mike Murtha and Ed Schmidt were founding members. Murtha plays bass guitar and fiddle, and occasionally the tuba. Schmidt is the lead guitar player, also playing the steel guitar and saxophone, and Karl Ausland is the drummer. His background goes back to the 1970s when he was a member of the Whitesidewalls.
Also joining them will be Gae Magnafici, singing Patsy Cline songs along with other hits.
There will be pop and popcorn available. In case of inclement weather, we'll move into the pavilion, with limited seating.