NISSWA -- Antje Duvekot will be welcomed to the Grassroots Concerts stage 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, next to the Nisswa Elementary School.
She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious Kerrville Best New Folk Award and, in one of the nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act -- three of the top prizes in the singer-songwriter world.
Duvekot has extensive touring experience. She has been invited to play some of the top festivals, including The Newport Folk Festival as well as Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. She has headlined the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and Tonder Festival in Denmark.
“Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory,” the Boston Globe stated in a news release. “Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret … unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community.”
Neil Dorfsman, the producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sting stated, “When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special.
“She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should … she is lyrical and subtle.”
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 your nonperishable food or cash donation to the local food shelf. Grassroots is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization begun in 1988.
The Grassroots Concerts website is www.grassrootsconcerts.org.