ZUMBROTA — Music of the Old World crossbred with New World influences, will take over the stage of Crossings at Carnegie July 17 and 18.
RUNA, which mixes Irish folk music with bluegrass, flamenco, blues and jazz, will perform at 8 p.m. July 17. Tickets are $19 in advance, $24 the day of the show.
Ariane Lydon, who also combines influences from a number of musical traditions, will perform at 8 p.m. July 18. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 a the door.
Award-winning RUNA includes an international lineup, with vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia; guitarist Fionan de Barr, who was born in Dublin; and percussionist Cheryl Prashkar, from Canada. The band’s latest album is “Current Affairs.”
Lydon was reared in South America and Europe and now lives in southwestern Wisconsin. Her latest album, “Listen to Crows,” reflects Lydon’s deep musical ties to the places where she has lived.
Crossings is located at 320 East Ave. in Zumbrota. For tickets, call 507-732-7616.
Holly, Beatles, Elvis, Cash subject of tribute show
“Buddy and Beyond,” a musical tribute to early artists of rock, will be performed by Johnny Rogers July 18 at the Douglas Saloon, Oronoco, and July 23 at the Steyer Opera House in Decorah, Iowa.
Rogers will perform the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles and others. Rogers has performed numerous shows as Buddy Holly.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets should be ordered from the venue. The Douglas Saloon is at 6460 75th St. NW. 507-289-9521.
The Steyer Opera House is located in the Hotel Winneshiek, 104 E. Water St., Decorah. 563-382-4164.
Bentonia Blues musician sets Winona concert
WINONA — Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, one of the last of the Bentonia Blues musicians, will perform at 8 p.m. July 16 at the Winona Arts Center, 228 E. Fifth St, Winona.
Holmes is from Bentonia, Miss., and frequently plays at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, the oldest surviving juke joint in the state It was in Bentonia that bluesman Henry Stucky taught local musicians the unusual style of playing guitar he had developed. Among them were Skip James, Jack Owens, Jacob Stucky and Cornelius Bright.
When Jimmy Holmes took over operation of the Blue Front Cafe in 1970, it became the center of Bentonia Blues for local musicians, who in turn taught Holmes to play in their style.
Tickets for the Winona show are $10; 507-453-9959.
Zumbrota’s East Park hosts free concerts
ZUMBROTA — Free concerts in East Park, Zumbrota, will be offered on Tuesday evenings through July.
— July 14, Long Time Gone
— July 21, Captain Gravitone & String Theory Orchestra
— July 28, Patchouli and the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Elementary Chorus
Concerts start at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St.
Paulson Jazz Trio plays Saturday in Lake City
LAKE CITY — The John Paulson Jazz Trio performs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Railhouse Grill, 800 W. Lyon Ave., Lake City.
In addition to Paulson on saxophone and flute, the trio includes Cliff Jack on guitar and Michael Sloane on bass. Paulson, a Rochester native, retired in 2012 after 31 years teaching at Saint Mary’s University in Winona. He is currently an adjunct professor at Winona State University. His latest CD is “The John Paulson Big Band Project.”
Admission is free.