‘Crazy Fingers’ concert Aug. 7 [UPDATED]Published 9:36am Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Updated 11:38am Wednesday, July 24, 2013
He’s on the road again, piano concerts in the south in winter and now back home in North Dakota after his annual Canadian tour, he is touring in Minnesota. Gordon Lindquist, known on the road as “Gordy Crazy Fingers Lindquist” will stop in Battle Lake on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, serious in piano musical technique and humorous with jokes and subtleties that bring out roaring laughter, will be held at the Royal Auditorium at the Battle Lake School, Summit St. W in Battle Lake off Highway 78 in midtown Battle Lake.
“Crazy Fingers” is known for his antics in concerts, he plays with his ‘sheet music,’ a bed sheet over the piano so he is unable to see the keys, but his fingers find the keys and familiar music sounds. His shows tend to be like the famous Victor Borge yet more informal and songs of all eras accompanied by Swedish and Norwegian humor, he admits to being a ‘half-breed,’ Norwegian and Swedish!
A retired piano professor at North Dakota State University in Bottineau he holds a high standard to his piano playing yet with the accompanying banter of jokes, the changing of hats to match the piano musical selection is always a surprise to the audience. Crazy Fingers has entertained at the Høstfest, the largest Scandinavian festival in the United States held in Minot each year, since he was a young player who grew up in the North Dakota farm country in the Minot Area.
Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway, of Vining is sponsoring the concert. Tickets will be available at the door at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 218-769-4296 and will receive a discounted price. Reserved tickets will be available at the door with your name.
At intermission free coffee will be available with opportunity to purchase a taste of lefse. Packages of lefse will also be sold after the show for take-home.
For more information about the concert or about Leif Erikson, please call 218-769-4296 or 218-583-4714