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Sally Barris to finish off Grassroots Concerts series

Minnesota singer/songwriter Sally Barris will finish off this season's Grassroots Concert series Friday, Dec. 8. Submitted Photo 1 / 2
Submitted Photo Minnesota singer/songwriter Sally Barris will finish off this season's Grassroots Concert series Friday, Dec. 8.2 / 2

After a five-year absence, Sally Barris returns to the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa for the final show of the fall concert season.

Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter and a contemporary folk-country artist who has had songs covered by top-level artists. Her song "Let the Wind Chase You," recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.

Over the past few years her songs have been performed by Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Kathy Mattea.

Barris has roots in bluegrass, performing as a member of the ensemble "Smoking Grass."

The Minnesota native has performed on Mountain Stage at the New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival.

She also teaches songwriting to groups and individuals, including sessions offered via Skype.

Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

At each concert, non-perishable food and cash donations are welcomed, with donations delivered to local food shelves.

The Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar is in the Journey Church, next to the school in Nisswa.

Grassroots Concerts is completely operated by volunteers and is a 501c3 nonprofit under the Internal Revenue Code. The series began in 1988. For more information go to grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

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