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Dakota Dave Hull to perform March 15 in Nisswa

Dakota Dave Hull. Submitted Photo

Dakota Dave Hull will perform a Grassroots Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church in Nisswa.

Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, Hull's guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing and vintage pop.

Von Ronk calls him "one of the best guitarists in the world."

Hull is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America's music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is his alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic.

A gifted composer as well as a strikingly original interpreter of older tunes, Hull calls what he does "classic American guitar."

Most of all, Hull's music is great fun. As Douglas Green (Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky) puts it, "There is an imp within Dave Hull that always expresses itself on the fretboard; a witty, intelligent yet respectful imp who frolics in his music, an imp Dakota Dave neither fights nor allows to take control, but simply absorbs into the heart of his style."

His three albums with guitar and mandolin ace Kari Larson (Double Cappuccino, Moonbeams and the Goose is Getting Fat, also on Arabica) have become legendary.

For more about Dakota Dave, go to www.dakotadavehull.com. For the Grassroots Concerts website, visit www.grassrootsconcerts.org.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $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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