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The May North, and author Greg Brick will be guests on "Lanesboro Live!"

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Host Damon Prestemon will also talk with writer Greg Brick about his book Subterranean Twin Cities. Always a favorite, house band The CBB Jazz Combo, led by Nathan Davidson, will provide excellent music, with Damon joining them on piano for a number or two. This will be the fourth show in the brand-new series of six “Lanesboro Live” shows this year, and Damon Prestemon is not afraid to try new things, listen to suggestions from his audience, and throw away what’s not working . . . on Sunday, August 4, Damon will welcome a well-known Lanesboro personality to co-host the show with him. Come see the show to find out her identity!

An accomplished musician himself, Damon Prestemon was thrilled to line up The May North band for the August 4 show. The May North has a rare knack for making sense of love, loss, long winters, longer highways and the shifting lines between urban and country living. The band is careful not to define itself as strictly “bluegrass” or “folk,” as the music finds its influences, lyrics, and keys deviate away from the norms of these genres. However, the musicians do employ the time-honored instruments of acoustic guitar, upright bass, banjo, dobro and fiddle to create an earthy and intricately-woven soundscape. Band members: George McCorkell (guitar and vocals), Stephanie McCorkell (fiddle and vocals), Matthew Byrnes (banjo), Chris O'Brien (dobro and vocals), and Jeff Swanner (upright bass).

Winner of the 2010 Heritage Preservation Award by the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Greg Brick is the author of Subterranean Twin Cities. The book is the very first comprehensive published account of the wide variety of subterranean spaces, such as caves and tunnels, under the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, set in a geological and historical context and based on more than two decades of research. The Star Tribune writes, "Subterranean Twin Cities is an enjoyable plunge, sprinkled with fascinating historical side trips, into a netherworld that most people wouldn't want to make a destination. . . Brick leads us to the buried guts of our cities and brings us back wanting more."

The ‘Lanesboro Live’ show is the creation of Lanesboro’s talented keyboardist & vocalist Damon Prestemon, who has a reputation for being on-his-toes, and for finding out interesting stuff when interviewing folks onstage. Damon is shaping the show throughout the season in a talk show and guest/audience participation format. “We’re building something great . . . if you like to laugh, sing, or hear a good story, come on out and join us,” he says. Throughout the year, Damon will welcome a variety of guests onstage. He will talk with authors, poets, comedians, musicians, and more. The house band is the talented CBB Jazz Combo—with Nathan Davidson on saxophone, Jerry Barrett on trumpet, Curt Peterson on piano, Roy Cerling on bass and David Brown on drums. The show is presented in partnership with Lanesboro Arts Center. With a self-proclaimed ‘PG-13’ rating, “Lanesboro Live” will run on six Sunday nights throughout 2013 at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Upcoming shows: August 4, September 1 and December 8, always at 7 p.m.

Show tickets are $15 / $12 LAC members, available in advance at the Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446 (open seven days a week), and at the St. Mane Theatre beginning at 6 p.m. on show nights. The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minn. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more than thirty years, the Lanesboro Arts Center has been working to fulfill its mission of serving as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information: 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.org / www.lanesboroarts.org


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12:08:22, Jul 24th 2013

Dr Jones says:
ask Greg Brick about the story he stole from Action Squad ....