Roe Family Singers to open Grassroots spring season Feb. 15
NISSWA--The Roe Family Singers will open the 2019 spring season of Grassroots Concerts Feb. 15 in Nisswa. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, 5459 Crow Wing County Highway 18, next to the Nisswa ...
NISSWA-The Roe Family Singers will open the 2019 spring season of Grassroots Concerts Feb. 15 in Nisswa.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, 5459 Crow Wing County Highway 18, next to the Nisswa Elementary School.
The Roe Family Singers of Kirkwood Hollow is led by wife and husband duo Kim and Quillan Roe. Kim Roe was named "Best Female Vocalist" by the City Pages/Village Voice. The band blends old-time sounds from barn dances, fiddle pulls and county fairs with the passion of youth, a news release stated.
Featuring banjo, autoharp, guitar and Appalachian clogging, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis' 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. They've shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur.
In 2011, the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. The Roe Family Singers won the title of "World's Best Jug Band" twice, in 2010 and 2012, at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands. In 2012, they won the Minnesota Duet Contest at the Minnesota State Fair. In 2016, the group won the title of Entertainers of the Year from the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa. In 2017, Kim Roe won the clogging competition at the Old-Time Music and Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains, Mo.
The rest of the spring concert season:
• March 1-Lula Wiles.
• March 15-Dakota Dave Hull.
• April 5-Sara Thomsen.
• April 26-Peter Mayer.
At all the concerts, the doors open at 6:30 p.m., with concerts beginning at 7:30 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 nonperishable food or cash donation to the local food shelf.