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Bringing Branson to Brainerd

Branson on the Road will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Tornstrom Audito

Branson on the Road, which was in Brainerd in December 2009, will be back for a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.

The 2009 concert was a holiday show; the February concert will feature the group's style of country, bluegrass, rock and gospel music. The members have more than 20 years of experience performing at the top theaters in Branson, Mo., on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard, known as "The Strip." Preserving the tradition of a traveling road show, the group will keep you toe-tapping, clapping and laughing.

For Branson on the Road, Donnie Wright is versatile on many instruments, including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass. He also provides the comic relief for the show with his mischievous antics. Debbie Horton is the only woman to have played lead guitar for Johnny Cash. She also is an accomplished songwriter, having songs recorded by Wanda Jackson, Norma Jean and many other country singers. Brian Capp plays upright bass and sings songs reminiscent of Marty Robbins and Hank Williams.

"We reside in the live music capital of the world - Branson, Mo. - and realize that there are many people who will never have a chance to visit Branson personally, and with the economy the way it is today, we decided to bring our Branson stage show directly to them," Horton said.

The concert is sponsored by the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center and members of the center may purchase tickets for $18. General admission tickets may be purchased at the center for $21. The senior center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.