For a new take on old-time country, Grassroots Concerts will welcome the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar of the Journey Church, 5459 Lakers Lane (next to Nisswa Elementary School).

Based since 2013 in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, the duo of Nikki Grossman (guitar, fiddle and vocals) and Joe Hart (guitar, mandolin and vocals) has built a growing audience throughout the Midwest of fans who appreciate uniquely lighthearted performances.

In 2018, the Sapsuckers launched their third album, “Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight,” at an official South by Southwest showcase, where they earned a standing ovation from attendees, as well as numerous Midwest tour dates. The album was co-produced by John Wood (Richard and Linda Thompson, Cat Stevens, Incredible String Band).

This release from The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers makes a country/Americana statement that is both timeless and contemporary, with songwriting that updates traditional country themes for modern listeners.

The Sapsuckers’ video for the song “Fools Were Made to be Broken” premiered on Radio Heartland over The Current from Minnesota Public Radio.

Their 2015 album is “Ocooch Mountain Home.”

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served.

At each concert, Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to the local food shelf.

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