FARMINGTON — Musical humorists Lou and Peter Berryman will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington.

The Berrymans’ popularity is a testament to their intelligent and wickedly funny material, rich with wordplay and witty images. Their whimsical and wonderfully accessible performances leave audiences with cheeks aching from smiling.

In over 35 years of performing together, the two have produced 18 albums and four songbooks.

They’ve appeared numerous times on national programs such as Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” They were twice chosen to represent the state of Wisconsin with performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Lou and Peter began their musical partnership in high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, in the 1960s. By the late ’70s, they had established themselves as a prominent feature of the songwriting subculture of Wisconsin’s state capital, playing their original music every week for almost 10 years at Madison’s Club de Wash.

By the mid-’80s, they were traveling all across the country, with regular appearances at festivals and folk music clubs.

Tickets are $15 at the door. UMF students will be admitted free with ID.


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