Neighborhood Porch Concerts
On the Porch, 7-8PM, every Sunday beginning June 20th!
(all concerts weather permitting)
The Neighborhood Porch Concerts were initiated by Gary Rue, with Laura’s assistance, during the pandemic summer of 2020. Gary and Laura wanted to actively do something for the neighborhood, as they were able, at a time when we were all staying close to home and socially distant. It seemed to be an enjoyable and welcome experience for the folks who wandered up with their lawn chairs and masks, and certainly was enjoyed by the various musicians on the porch. It was decided to reinstate the series for the summer of 2021. Guests will be invited to join on certain dates throughout the summer, and those guests will be listed here at least the week before. So, check back, and if you are not right in the neighborhood, do click on “Find Out More” to request a welcoming address!
August 1st: Music & Lyrics
Hoping to see you this Sunday at 7PM for an hour of…theater music!
My intended guest, Paul Cassady has suffered a tumble and won’t be joining me, so I’ve decided to perform a few of my favorite pieces culled from past musical scores, with lyric contributions from Ann Schulman, Leslie Ball, Kent Stephens, Christina Ham, Randy Latimer and more.
Hope to see you there and then!
August 8th: BUNDLE & GO
Bundle & Go is the duo of David and Suzanne Rhees, two stalwarts of the Twin Cities traditional music scene. They play an eclectic mix of dance tunes, listening pieces, and songs from Ireland and related Celtic and North American traditions. Their instruments are equally diverse and include flute, whistles, button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele and feet. They have performed with numerous other groups, including O'Rourke's Feast, Roisin Dubh, Contradictions, and La Traversée. They founded the Keegan's Irish Pub jam session in Minneapolis and have taught seminars and workshops on the roots and branches of Celtic music for the Celtic Junction Arts Center, the Irish Fair of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Old Time and Bluegrass Association.
August 15th: TBA
August 22nd: Friend and neighbor Deb George will perform her own compositions. Details TBA
August 29th: TBA
September 5th: TBA