Beloved Minnesota singer-songwriter Ann Reed
is one of the few women guitarists who primarily play the twelve-string guitar. Reed, a lifelong Minnesotan, began teaching herself to play at age 12 and has been a performer for her entire adult life. Growing up, she was influenced by artists including the Kingston Trio, early Joni Mitchell, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, the Beatles, and Pete Seeger — plus the writers and singers of her parents' era: Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Rosemary Clooney.
A touring musician for over 30 years, Reed has covered Canada and the U.S. coast to coast, performing at theatres and clubs, as well as festivals including Bumbershoot, Winnipeg, Black Mountain, and the National Women's Music Festival. She’s appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion
, ABC's Good Morning America
, NPR's Morning Edition
, and countless radio stations across the U.S. In 2007 she wrote and performed Heroes: A Celebration of Women Who Changed History and Changed Our Lives
, a theatrical presentation produced by Minnesota Public Radio. In a departure from her usual repertoire, she has developed a musical tribute (with Denise Tabet) called Nothing But Class: The Songs of Dorothy Fields
, honoring the first woman to be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
Tickets are general admission: $18 adults, $5 youth (18 & under) for sale in advance (no fees) at www.tix.com
(search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") or at door (box office opens 6:30 pm).
The Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble
(S.B.J.E.) and four guest musicians perform original jazz/classical fusion pieces
composed by ensemble director, Mike DeBevec, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.
S.B.J.E. (Mike DeBevec, Erik Hahn, Mike Roth, Karina Roth, and Brett Jones) has performed and taught throughout NE Minnesota over the past seven years and collected a large, enthusiastic following of music lovers. DeBevec, jazz pianist and composer, has written the pieces for this event specifically for local classical musicians, to be performed with the Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble. This fresh and inspiring concept weaves together the talent and creativity of remarkably talented local performers in a musical tapestry expressing the essence of the North Shore scene.
Tickets are general admission: $15 adults, free for youth.
For sale in Bethlehem Lutheran Church lobby night of show (starting at 6:00 pm).
Celebrate, make music, learn, and listen at the North Shore Music Association’s 26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend! This year's featured instrument is GUITAR, and our featured performer and instructor is JIM HURST
Jim Hurst is a Nashville musician who's performed for the past three decades with artists including Holly Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans, and Missy Raines. Over the years, Jim has also maintained a strong solo career and taught workshops all over the country.
For full event details, see our Bluegrass Masters page: http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php