By Paul Schmitt
A popular band with local roots that has been playing together for over 27 years is still going strong. Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns are featured at festivals, private parties and establishments in the state. Bass guitarist Paul Sowinski of Fish Creek says the band started out in 1992 as a small Jazz and R & B group of college buddies wanting to play weekly. He says within three years it evolved into a nine-piece band featuring a horn section that performed five to six nights a week.
Sowinski says most of the musicians in the band are area music teachers including the keyboardist, Matthew Buchman, who is the professor of Jazz at U.W. Stevens Point. Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will be playing at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay this Wednesday evening as part of the Harmony by the Bay concert series.
(photo courtesy of Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns)