CHAMPAIGN — The C4A Live at Indi Go event at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C, will feature Rob Krumm on guitar and Doug Schroer on harmonica, playing and singing the blues, Western swing, traditional country and folk songs.
The two have made music together for the past 15 to 20 years. In the 1990s, they were members of the SqueeGees, a local rock and soul band. Several years ago, they formed the Backyard BBQ Band and played a regular series of gigs at The Iron Post.
Krumm currently plays with Creole Stomp and L'Esprit Creole, two national touring bands led by fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt. He also was a member of the local Cajun/zydeco band, the Noisy Gators. He teaches group guitar classes at the Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana and created the popular Guitar from Scratch class.
Schroer was a member of the local jazz band Groove Yard. He also played and sang in The Martini Brothers, a local band playing Memphis rock, blues and soul. He has played numerous gigs with the Prairie Dogs and regularly sits in with other area bands, playing across many styles. Schroer teaches harmonica at the Community Center for the Arts, offering beginning lessons and workshops.
C4A Live at Indi Go is a regular concert series on the third Thursday of every month. Musicians from the Community Center for the Arts, founded by Robin Kearton and located in downtown Urbana, play music from their combined repertoire of classical, world folk and popular music. The concerts are free and open to the public.