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Organizers announce Grassroots Concerts Series lineup

Dusty Heart duo, Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, will perform first in the 2018 fall schedule of the Grassroots Concerts Series. They will take the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Nisswa. Submitted Photo

NISSWA—The 2018 fall schedule for the Grassroots Concerts Series has been announced.

There will be five Friday shows, all performed in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Nisswa. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.

At each concert, the non-profit welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.

The fall schedule:

• Sept. 28: Dusty Heart. According to a news release, Dusty Heart is where "rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle, and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, both stellar songwriters and musicians, combine their voices for a powerful sound that takes on a life of its own."

• Oct. 12: James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe. Award-winning singer-songwriters James Keelaghan and Jez Low, from Canada and England, will join forces on the Grassroots stage. The news release stated: "Don't miss this rare collaboration of great tunesmiths and old friends: Together they'll make magic. Keelaghan is 'Canada's finest songwriter' and Lowe is the best singer-songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time.'"

• Oct. 26: Gurf Morlix. "The songbook of guitarist-songwriter Gurf Morlix pithily relates the human condition with lyrics that don't waste a syllable and instrumentation without a spare note," a release stated. "After decades of providing exemplary instrumental and production work for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon and Mary Gauthier, Morlix has gone solo."

• Nov. 9: Pushing Chain plays "folky-tonk" music featuring Boyd Blomberg on guitar and Adam Moe on fiddle, a release stated. The duo's strong songwriting, tight vocal harmonies and gonzo approach have been winning fans across the Midwest and beyond, it stated.

• Nov. 30: Brianna Lane: "Hailing from the song-rich soil of Minneapolis, Brianna Lane is a gifted singer-songwriter who plays both guitar and banjo in true Americana form," it stated. "She crafts songs that are clear-eyed and pure with gritty, unflinching emotional honesty."

For additional concert information, call 218-829-4092.

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