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Celtic folk-rockers Tempest — from left, Kevin Florian (guitar), Adolfo Lazo (drums), Mirco Melone (bass), Lee Corbie-Wells (fiddle) and Lief Sorbye (lead vocals, electric mandolins) — will return to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Courtesy photo

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Tempest will bring Celtic folk rock to The Palms

Tempest fuses Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world-music elements into internationally renowned folk rock. Since forming in 1988, the Celtic-rock quintet has also earned a reputation for delivering exuberant live performances.

Tempest will bring their high-energy show back to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door and $12 with student ID.

365体育滚球The San Francisco Bay Area-based act has released 17 critically acclaimed albums and played more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving lineup, with new members’ contributions boosting the band’s musicianship and creativity.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist Lief Sorbye is a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit with Golden Bough.

365体育滚球Sorbye brings a theatrical flair. With him and his double-necked mandolins at the helm, Tempest shows are ebullient affairs, complete with rock-influenced stage presence and moments of choreography, and leavened by lighthearted fun.

365体育滚球Tempest’s newest member is fiddler Lee Corbie-Wells. The San Francisco native comes to the band with a special passion for Celtic and Scandinavian music and Gaelic language traditions. A touring and performing child of a musical family, she plays fiery traditional fiddle tunes and also keeps a bit of blues and folk improvisation up her sleeve.

365体育滚球Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, anchors the band’s sound with inventive rhythms and rock-steady beats.

Hailing from Bologna, Italy, bassist Mirco Melone contributes a big, rich sound to the band. He has a diverse background in rock, jazz and ethnic music and holds an advanced degree from Italy’s Classical Music Conservatory.

365体育滚球Guitarist Kevin Florian, who recently relocated to the Bay Area from Chicago, brings progressive-rock chops and a spirited stage presence.

Tempest’s most recent release is 2018’s “Thirty Little Turns.” Released on Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, the album is a nod to Tempest’s 30th year as a band. The collection of original and traditional songs draws musical and lyrical influence from Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Mississippi and beyond and is a lively romp through the band’s sonic roots.

Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

365体育滚球Tickets are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via Eventbrite and The Palms’ website, and at the door if the show is not sold out.

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365体育滚球Tempest performs at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 2016.

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