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Local Folklore and Great Strings Slated for May First Friday in the Chapel

Local performers Peter Nye and Dan Moser will bring their guitars, bass, banjo and plenty of local folklore and entertainment to the May First Friday in the Chapel, at noon, May 5 at the La Porte Hospital Family Chapel, 1007 Lincolnway, La Porte. The program is free and open to the public.

Nye jokes in part that he was born 100 years too late, the son of a backwoods anesthesiologist and raised in the wilds of Chicago’s north shore. By day in his teens, he attended high school, and by night, he picked and sang in bars and clubs in the Evanston and Chicago areas. After a college scholarship was sidelined by injury, he leaned on a lifetime of horsemanship to cut a path to the Oklahoma Farriers College and became a blacksmith, working the trade during the day and playing country music in dance halls at night. Later, he entered the financial markets in Chicago, and after 20 years at the Chicago Board of Trade, he decided to look east to Indiana and relocated on a small farm in La Porte. Surrounded by his horses, chickens, sheep, ducks, and dogs, he works as a career headhunter at home and takes his music out to an appreciative local audience whenever he can.

Moser best described his bio with four words: “I love to perform.” Give him a theater stage, a music venue or a street corner, and Moser will entertain small groups or the masses. He enjoys performing with others more than anything, trading energy and emotions across the stage to create art in the moment that keeps the audience on edge. Moser is a local favorite at places such as Zorn Brewery and McGinnis Pub in Michigan City, Draft House in Chesterton, the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Mich., Casey’s in New Buffalo, and Temple News Agency in La Porte. For Friday’s performance, Moser plans to load up his guitar, stand-up bass and banjo, and maybe a story or two, with some local folklore, some Irish tunes, a dash of bluegrass, and a splash of sea shanties.

First Friday in the Chapel is made possible by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL), a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to empowering residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte. HFL is proud to support health and wellness programs and services to achieve the vision of La Porte becoming one of Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030. For more information about First Friday in the Chapel performances, please call (219) 325-7633.