LITTLE FALLS -- The Morrison County Area Foundation presents a concert Friday, Nov. 1, with Michael Shynes to be performed in the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with an opening act at 6 p.m. and Shynes to take the stage at 7 p.m.

All funds raised with be matched 100% to develop an endowment to support early childhood initiatives in Morrison County.

Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.

Shynes is a Midwest born singer/songwriter with a platinum record in Poland. Being a self-taught musician from Little Falls, Shynes chased an unlikely dream and built a career out of nothing more than pure hustle and soulful songwriting, a news release stated. While Shynes' music may be difficult to define -- often oscillating from folk to pop to R&B to country and then back again -- the intent behind it is the unifying ingredient; the unmistakable truth that it never strives to be anything less than genuine and authentic, a news release stated. Blending shades of multiple genres over an acoustic and full band landscape, his songs are ripe with lyrical depth rarely paired with such mainstream appeal, organizers said.