By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 01, 2007 at 2:30 PM

John Kruth, a former Milwaukeean who was a Summerfest entertainment staple, returns to the Midwest this month for a five-show tour.

Kruth, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (mandolin/guitar/banjo/harmonica), travels to the Midwest with the Eva Destruction Orchestra, featuring Paul “Evil” Kneevers on keyboards, bass, trumpet and accordion; Lodewijk Broekhuizen on violin, and bassist/drummer Tim Burntnett.

Kruth will release a new record in spring 2008 called "Splitsville,” featuring songs from Croatia that include Croatian musicians, guest appearances by Camper Van Beethoven's Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher, and Matt Darriau of The Klezmatics.

Here’s the line-up for John Kruth's gigs in the Midwest:

Dec. 14: McAuliffe's Pub in Racine
Dec. 18: The Mill in Iowa City
Dec. 20: Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis
Dec. 21: Center Portion in Chicago
Dec. 22: The Highbury Pub in Milwaukee

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.