Brown: ‘Surrounded by friends in a … Midwestern goldmine’
ZUMBROTA — Singer-songwriter Pieta Brown, whose latest album is “Paradise Outlaw,” will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.
Brown will be joined by guitarist Bo Ramsey. “Paradise Outlaw,” was recorded at Justin Vernon’s studio in Wisconsin, with contributions from Vernon, Amos Lee, her dad Greg Brown, and others. The songs were influenced in part by the Beat poets, she said.
“We recorded live, in just a few days, with everyone in one big room, and what you hear on the recording is the way the music went down as it was recorded,” Brown said. “Growing up around a lot of musicians and artists, I have always felt most at home among them. And that’s how I made this recording — surrounded by friends in an underground Midwestern goldmine.”
Brown comes to Zumbrota after recording an appearance on National Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” last weekend in Grand Marais, Minn.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 the day of the show, and can be reserved at 507-732-7616.
It’ll be a froggy opening to Oak Center concert series
OAK CENTER — The Fattenin’ Frogs open the first month of concerts in the Oak Center Folk Forum series at the Oak Center General Store.
The Fattenin’ Frogs, a roots band from Minneapolis, will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 3. The rest of the October schedule:
Oct. 10 Sudden Lovelys; Oct. 17 Mother Banjo; Oct. 24, Sarah Morris; Oct. 31 Barbara Meyer Band. All shows are at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15, or $5 for low-income patrons. Reservations are available by mail: Send a check in the proper amount to: Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. 63, Lake City MN 55041. For more details, call 507-753-2080.
Pianist, Okee Dokee Brothers on tap at Sheldon in Red Wing
RED WING — Pianist Robin Spielberg and three-time Parents’ Choice Award winners the Okee Dokee Brothers have concerts coming up at the Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St., Red Wing.
Spielberg will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1997, and has released 15 albums, including original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano and ensemble, holiday songs and lullabies. Her current tour of concerts includes excerpts from her new memoir, “Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland.” Tickets are $22.50 and $14.50 in advance, $25.50 and 17.50 the day of the concert.
The Okee Dokee Brothers, who will perform at 2 p.m. Oct. 3, appeal to the music tastes of the entire family, from kids to adults. The “brothers” are Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, who formed the band in their hometown of Denver. They are now based in Minneapolis. They won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album. Tickets are $25 and $16 in advance, $28 and $19 the day of the concert.
Tickets can be reserved by phone at 651-388-8700.
Scott’s homegrown blues next up in Chatfield
CHATFIELD — Blues artist Don Scott is the next performer in the Chosen Bean Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S, Chatfield.
Scott, whose hometown is Chatfield, has been a touring musician for 45 years, and has played at major blues festivals across the country, and in Asia and Europe. He’s a student of the history of the blues and continues to play in an authentic style that pays tribute to the masters. His 2012 CD, “Sure Thing,” was named Best Self-Produced CD by the Minnesota Blues Society.
Tickets are $15; for reservations, call 507-867-2927
Organ recital takes place on St. Francis feast day
Organist Sebastian Modarelli will give a recital on the newly renovated pipe organ in the chapel of Mayo Clinic Hospital — St. Marys Campus, at 3 p.m. Oct. 4.
Modarelli is director of music at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Rochester. The concert is in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis, who founded the hospital.
Admission is free.