PRESS RELEASE – Supergroup “The Baseball Project” will play live music prior to the Northwoods League All-Star Game on July 24th at the “Duck Pond” and a post-game concert at the High Noon Saloon located at 701 E. Washington St. (doors at 9:30pm). The band plays original songs completely about America’s pastime, topics include Satchel Paige, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and more.
Gates for the Northwoods League All-Star Game will be at 5:00 pm for a special pre-game concert by “The Baseball Project.” Following the game, “The Baseball Project” and “Minus 5” will perform at the High Noon Saloon. Tickets for both events will be on-sale Saturday April 28th at 9:00 am. Tickets for the post-game concert at the High Noon Saloon will be $12.
“The Baseball Project” was formed in 2007 and is composed of Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, R.EM.), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Gutterball), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), and Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog). Later that year, the group recorded its first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails.
The group’s second album, Volume 2: High and Inside, was released on March 1, 2011. The band followed the record’s release with a tour covering the U.S. and appearances at Major League Baseball spring training games in Arizona’s Cactus League. The band also performed at the “Duck Pond” last season on June 10th.
The band also recorded a ‘real time’ commentary on the 2010 MLB season for ESPN.com. Each month, one song was made available as a free download.
In an article written by ESPN’s Jim Wilkie, singer and guitarist McCaughey jokingly said of the opportunity, “We figured out a way to give ourselves even more work and make less money.”
Singer-guitarist Wynn described the group as being part musicians and part sports journalists.
McCaughey heads the American rock band “The Minus 5” which will also perform at the High Noon Saloon. The band was formed in 1993 as a pop collective, with McCaughey switching the lineup with each record. He most frequently is joined by guitarist Peter Buck (R.E.M.).
The 2012 season is upon us! Single-game tickets go on-sale April 28th for all Mallards home games!
The Mallards will host their season opener against the Battle Creek Bombers on May 30th at 7:05 pm at the “Duck Pond.” 7-Game Packs, season, and group tickets are on sale now!
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America.