Bonners Ferry’s Pearl hosting area’s best performers

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Jeremy Kleinsmith is this month's featured artist at this month's On Stage at the Pearl in Bonners Ferry.

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — On Stage at the Pearl features several of the area’s best performing artists on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pearl Theatre in Bonners Ferry. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a bottomless bowl of soup and bread for $6. A variety of desserts and beverages are also offered.

The show starts at 7 p.m. with performances by Isaac Ryckeghem (guitar and vocals), Jim Rosauer (banjo), Paul and Chris Rawlings (theatre), Rhea Verbanic (vocals), the cast of the upcoming musical, Walk a Mile (a cappella vocals), Lauren Palmer (vocals and theatre), Barb Robertson (guitar and vocals) and more.

The On Stage house band, featuring Drew Browne (bass and vocals), Ken La Barbera (guitar and vocals), Jeremy Kleinsmith (percussion) and Gabe Feller (keyboard and vocals), will close the show with a variety of tunes for listening and dancing.

This month’s featured artist is Kleinsmith, who was born and raised in Holmen, Wis. At 10, he joined the percussion section of his middle school band, then at 13 joined the high school band and was introduced to the drum kit — it was love at first tap. Inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Primus, Jimi Hendirx, Morphine and the Toadies — and having travelled all over North Amrica — Kleinsmith now lives in northern Idaho, where he plays with the band Tennis.

— ON STAGE AT THE PEARL