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‘Auntie Up’ to play in Waupaca

An aunt and niece duo with local roots is teaming up this month to perform their original music in Waupaca and Appleton.

Marci Beaucoup and Hillary Reynolds call their duo “Auntie Up,” and their concert series includes two events in Waupaca.

The first is the taping for Waupaca Local Live’s February show.

It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the lower level of Waupaca’s city hall.

Those wanting to be in the studio audience may message Waupaca Local Live’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/waupacaradio96.3, as space is limited.

The show is being broadcast later in the month.

Their next concert is at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Little Fat Gretchen’s, in downtown Waupaca.

The cover charge is $5.

The Auntie Up concerts feature the work of both Reynolds and Beaucoup, with each adding subtle details to the other’s original songs.

Beaucoup, a singer/songwriter and member of the local band Baba Ghanooj, lives in Waupaca.

She has been writing songs for years, producing two CDs with the band.

The recording process began in 2000.

Baba Ghanooj is made up of several family members, and that process included eenaged children of band members.

Many of them were budding musicians, including her niece, Reynolds.

Reynolds is an Appleton native and member of the band Peridot.

Growing up in the family’s musical atmosphere, she went on to pursue a career in music and is a professional musician.
She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she began recording her own music.

Reynolds has several CDs under her own name, others with her former band the Hillary Reynolds Band and some with her current evolution of that band, Peridot.

Peridot is based out of Los Angeles, which is where Reynolds lives.

She loves her hometown roots, returning to Wisconsin regularly.

Reynolds and Peridot are frequently featured in Appleton’s Mile of Music festival and often heard on The Avenue radio station.

She plays periodically at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay. as well as at the Lawrence Chapel, most recently featured with Steve Marche-Tormé in a Christmas show.

This is not the first time Beaucoup and Reynolds are performing a series of concerts in Waupaca and the Fox Cities.

They did so in the winter of 2015, with the series well received.

This time, they are also doing private house concerts.

In addition to their Waupaca concerts, other performances open to the public are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Refuge Lounge in Appleton and 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Gibson Music Hall in Appleton.

The Feb. 12 concert is being sponsored by Mile of Music.

People may learn more about Reynold’s band at www.peridotband.com and receive more information about Auntie Up’s concert series at www.facebook.com/tours/161089291190964.

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