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1/6/2014 - ThatI Guy in Arts Infusion Residency with Public Performance

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities



(Salina, KS 1-14) Musician and innovator Mike Silverman, professionally known as “That1Guy,” will share his skills in Salina schools on January 15th- 16th, through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities.

With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, That1Guy has supplanted himself as a one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist  in the entertainment industry.  The Magic Pipe, a conglomeration of metal, strings and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can. 

To quote Silverman, “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself.  I’ve always wanted to sound different and have my own sound.  I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically, I was going to have to do it my way.”  His influential and innovative double-bass style evolved into what we see today as That1Guy and the “Magic Pipe.”

A favorite artist at last year’s Smoky Hill River Festival, That1Guy will share his skills in music classrooms and in a free, informal evening performance on Wednesday, January 15th, at 7:00 p.m.  The “informance” will take place at Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Avenue, in the Kephart Auditorium.  Seating is limited to 300, and is available on a first-come basis.

This residency is supported by the “Fund for Greater Salina” of the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.