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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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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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Chatfield Center for the Arts announces upcoming April events

Fri, Mar 21st, 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 from 6-9 p.m. in Potter Auditorium. The are ..... 
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Chatfield hosts intimate performance

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Area residents were privileged guests at an intimate evening with artists Billy Dean and Dan Mahar on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The performance was for the most part acoustic with Dan playing some electric guitar during the show. While spending ..... 
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Live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, Jan 24th, 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! Billy Dean & Dan Mahar February 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. (Potter Auditorium) Gramm ..... 
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Chosen Valley Community Foundation “Chill Fest”

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The 12th annual Chatfield “Chill First” Celebration will be held this year on Saturday, January 12 in Chatfield. The celebration will have many events in Mill Creek Park and Groen Park along with other events occurring throughout Chatfield the w ..... 
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Trailer Trash with Six Mile Grove presents “Trashy Little Xmas” live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

On December 19th, 2013 get ready to rock off your Christmas socks with some incredible holiday jams provided by honky-tonk and multi-genre-playing band Trailer Trash. From the band’s website: “Have yourself a honky tonky little Xmas with the ..... 
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Famous Books grand opening!

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Famous Books Grand Opening!! November 29, 30 & December 1, 12:00-6:00 pm. 4000 quality hardcovers: contemporary fiction, classics, histories, military, biographies, art, music, wildlife, young readers, cookbooks, large print titles, Christmas speci ..... 
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Chatfield artist in residence

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Elementary School is pleased to welcome Dave Nachmanoff, an award -winning singer/songwriter, as our artist-in-resident from November 15 to November 20. The residency will involve all fourth and fifth graders as they work with Dave on ..... 
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