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Singer-Songwriter Drew Nelson to appear in Chatfield


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, Minn. – As part of the highly acclaimed Chosen Bean Concert Series, Drew Nelson will appear Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, in Chatfield.

Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.

Nelson has toured across North America and Europe, performing solo and opening for popular rock artists like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain as well as esteemed folk singers like Josh White Jr. and John Gorka.

He first met John Gorka in 2006, when Nelson performed as part of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s prestigious songwriting contest. Gorka found him backstage after his performance and told him how much his songs moved him. Since then, Nelson has shared the stage with Gorka several times, including at such big events as the Kerrville Folk Festival. “Drew Nelson is one of my favorite new artists,” John Gorka says. “His songs sound like the rest of us feel….dazed, angry, amazed and climbing.”

Nelson garnered further attention in 2009, when he released Dusty Road to Beulah Land (Waterbug Records), and it topped the folk radio charts. It also caught the attention of the Grammy-winning indie label Red House Records, which just signed him. “I love that Drew can rock out as well as write sensitive ballads,” Red House president Eric Peltoniemi says. “I admire his down-to-earth songwriting which portrays our world and ordinary people with such deep feeling and unflinching clarity. He has worked hard in life and hasn’t been afraid to get his hands dirty. He has 100 percent credibility in the subject matter he writes about, and I’m excited to get the chance to work with him.”

Drew’s Red House debut Tilt-A-Whirl comes out in early 2012. He can also be heard on the new album Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era, along with Jon Dee Graham, Slaid Cleaves, James McMurtry and new label-mate Eliza Gilkyson.

In support of his new album, Drew Nelson will be showcasing at the 2012 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and will be touring across North America and Europe.

When Nelson is not on the road, he enjoys reading, rooting for the Detroit Tigers, doing hot yoga and working as an a .....
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ExpoCulinaria - an experience of Taste - to be held May 17 in Rushford

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, Minn. — The 4th Annual ExpoCulinaria will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 5-9 p.m. Exciting improvements have been made to tantalize ExpoCulinaria guests’ taste buds. This year everyone will watch and sample as a professional culinary ..... 
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Commonweal continues Fillmore/Houston County Free Nights

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2014 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s epic drama Brand on Thursday, ..... 
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Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council receives statewide recognition for effective use of legacy funds

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

WILLMAR, Minn. – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts recognized the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council on Thursday at Arts Advocacy Day for the impact the organization is having statewide utilizing funds provided by the Clea ..... 
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See, Think, and Create Like an Artist at Vesterheim’s Barnetimen (Children’s Hour)

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to “think spring” at Barnetimen (Children's Hour) on April 9 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This ..... 
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Pancakes in Whalan

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

Whalan’s Taste of the Trail Committee will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 6th from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The breakfast will be held in the newly remodeled Whalan City Hall in Whalan, Minn. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and som ..... 
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Live at the Chatfield Center for the Arts

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing excellent entertainment of all genres to southeastern Minnesota. Join us for some of our upcoming events! •The Memory Brothers: April 6, 2014, 6-9 p.m. in Potter Auditorium. The area ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held March 29

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its twentieth season on Saturday March 29 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. It starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. with an admission charge of $7. As always, the Lanesboro Barn Dance will feature tr ..... 
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“LOCAL MOTION” Makes local connections through bold experiences

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- Join Lanesboro Local for a delectable and adventurous dinner auction in support of local food and goods. On Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, this fundraising event will auction ..... 
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