(UPDATE 03/07/2019) – The Sunday, March 10th, 7:00 pm performance by Victor and Penny is postponed to a later date in Fall 2019.
Victor & Penny to perform at 6 On The Square in Oxford
6 On The Square will host the Oxford debut of folk/jazz/swing duo Victor & Penny at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10.
Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and Erin McGrane (George Clooney’s “Up in the Air” and cabaret troupe Alacartoona).
McGrane is a published poet, an ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant recipient and a Mid-America Arts Alliance Professional Development Grant recipient as well as a fellow of the ArtistINC program, where she serves as a peer facilitator and a workshop presenter.
Trained at the Berklee School of Music (Boston) and the Conservatory of Music (Kansas City), Freling participated in the Acoustic Guitar Project in 2014 and is a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
As Victor & Penny, they were named Best Folk Ensemble 2015 by the PITCH and “Standout Concert of the Year” by the Joplin Globe; and they are two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artists.
The group brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and Prohibition-era jazz.
Their 2016 album, “Electricity,” debuted on the Folk Radio DJ charts at No. 12. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Mitch Dane, it is the culmination of 180,000 miles, five years and nearly 1,000 performances.
The album’s 10 songs celebrate the positives and negatives of the connections we all feel in our everyday relationships – the necessary give and take, push and pull, yin and yang. “Day Off Boogie” extols the joys of a lazy day at home with your lover, and a tale of dark passion unfolds in the murder ballad “Say Goodbye.” “Rickshaw Chase” is a wild klezmer-inspired ride on a creaky cart, and “More In Store” steps spritely to resist the enticing lures of a big box store. Other highlights include McGrane’s smoky vocals on the jazzy noir ballad “Overtones” lamenting the end of an affair; and the impassioned delivery of “Hide. Seek,” an uncomplicated look at complicated relations in Western-tinged 6/8 time.
Tickets for the March 10 show are $18 in advance or $22 at the door; purchase online at or call 607-843-OTS6 (6876) to make a reservation. Doors open one hour before the start of the performance.
While at 6OTS, enjoy the photography of George Holdredge through May 19.
Upcoming at 6OTS in 2019: Lucy Kaplansky on March 16; Matthew Byrne on March 22; Seth Glier on March 30; Brooks Williams on April 6; and Ryanhood on April 13.
Performances are made possible in part by the Harriet Ford Dickenson Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York.
6 On The Square, Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.