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Grassroots Concerts spring schedule announced

The 2015 spring schedule for Grassroots Concerts has been announced by Dawn Stattine, artistic director of the nonprofit series held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.

Beth Wood will perform Feb. 27 in Nisswa as part of the Grassrots Concerts series.Submitted Photo
Beth Wood will perform Feb. 27 in Nisswa as part of the Grassrots Concerts series.Submitted Photo

The 2015 spring schedule for Grassroots Concerts has been announced by Dawn Stattine, artistic director of the nonprofit series held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.

The first of five Friday shows this season will feature Oregon musician Beth Wood on Feb. 27. After 18 years of touring and nine albums, Wood makes her Grassroots Concerts debut in the 7:30 p.m. show.

This is the 27th year for the Grassroots Concert series. Wood will perform in the 292nd concert. To see a complete list of previous concert performers in this series, go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org/Previous_Artists.html.

For more about Beth Wood, go to www.bethwoodmusic.com .

The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar is located in the Journey Church next to the school in Nisswa.

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Grassroots Concerts are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funds through the Minnesota State Legislature. Grassroots Concerts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the Internal Revenue Code.

At each concert, organizers welcome non-perishable food and cash donations from guests, with donations delivered to local food shelves.

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. for seating preference.

For information go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org , call 218-829-4092 or email information@grassrootsconcerts.org . Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

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Spring concert series

• Friday, March 13: Willy Porter, www.willyporter.com . Porter returns with his finger-picking guitar style and rich songwriting for an evening of high-test tunes and fun. The Milwaukee artist has toured worldwide since his Grassroots Concerts debut 22 years ago.

• Friday, March 27: The Lowest Pair, www.thelowestpair.com . The Lowest Pair is a quirky, old-time, roots-influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin' songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. They perform two-banjo traditional and original music.

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• Friday, April 17: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, www.sparkyandrhonda.com . They promise a humor-filled journey through 400 years of African-American cultural and folk history, encompassing old-time blues, Appalachian ballads, slave songs, Civil War music, and original compositions.

• Friday, May 3: Mark Kroos, www.markkroos.com . Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time in a style characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. His musical madness is as entertaining to watch as to listen to.

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