Emerson sets CD-release show in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Twin Cities singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson will celebrate the release of her new CD, “Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down,” with a concert at 7 p.m Feb. 13 at Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm, Wis.
Listeners will detect a strong Rosanne Cash-Emmylou Harris vibe on the new album, and that’s no accident: Emerson has said Harris was among her earliest influences. Emerson is a Wisconsin native who lived in San Francisco and New York before moving to the Twin Cities with her husband and children five years ago. She quickly became part of the Minnesota music scene, releasing the acclaimed “Dust & Echos” album in 2012.
Her music is prototypical Americana, drawing upon folk, country, rock and blues for songs written from a personal viewpoint.
“Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down” was funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign and is produced by Matt Patrick. Songs from the new album will be featured at the Stockholm concert.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For reservations, call 715-307-8941.
Vee to deliver musical valentine for Zumbrota fans
ZUMBROTA — Robby Vee and his Rock ‘n’ Roll Caravan will perform a “Vee for Valentine” concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota.
Vee’s musical entourage will include the Strings & Things violin section, and the show will be full of love songs and rock ‘n’ roll. In addition, Vee will tip his hat, musically, to his father, Bobby Vee, and to Buddy Holly.
Vee has carved out a niche as an artist in the style of rockabilly and early rockers from the 1950s.
Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 the day of the show.
In addition, a limited number of tickets are available for a pre-show dinner from the Rainbow Cafe, to be served at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.90.
Tickets are available through Crossings, 507-732-7616.
Lorkovic back at Oak Center with romantic tunes for Valentine’s Day
Lorkovic has been an audience favorite at Oak Center for 20 years, starting as an accompanist for other artists, and soon taking the spotlight himself with his boogie-woogie piano and distinctive vocals.
A native of what was then Yugoslavia, but reared in Iowa, Lorkovic continues to tour the world, and returns at least once a year to the stage of the Oak Center General Store.
Tickets are $15, with discounts available for low-income patrons. For reservations, send a check to: Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. 63, Lake City MN 55041. To check on ticket availability, call 507-753-2080.
Orchestra concerts to be previewed over lunch
Jere Lantz, conductor and CEO of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, will talk about the upcoming “Revolutions in Music” concert at a Lunch & Learn session Friday at Charter House Northview Room, 211 Second St. SW, Rochester.
Lantz will preview the concert, which will feature Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony, Liszt’s “Les Preludes,” and Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral.” The concert is presented Saturday and Sunday at Lourdes High School. Lunch & Learn is hosted by theRochester Music Guild.
Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. Admission is free. A catered lunch is available for $10; for reservations, call Carol Benson at 507-206-3283, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn Ridge series returns with March 31 concert
Tickets go on sale Saturday for a concert by Christian artists Josh Wilson, Jason Gray and JJ Heller at 7 p.m. March 31 at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester.
The concert is the first in the 10th anniversary season of the church’s arts series. Wilson and Gray have had records on the Billboard Christian charts, while Heller is a relative newcomer who has garnered nearly 8 million You Tube views.
Tickets are $25 and $15, and will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church lobby. Tickets go on sale online Monday at echoconcerts.com.
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