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2014 Performances


Nov. 23
9:50 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm standing in for a couple of the regular musicians who couldn't make it today. This is Plymouth's kid/family friendly service in the little chapel ahead of the regular sanctuary service. It's short, less formal and lots of fun.


Dec. 4
6:30 p.m.
Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN (map)
My 17th year entertaining at the ATC family Christmas/holiday party. I might have to write a new song to weave into the mix this year. Any ideas out there?
Dec. 6
11 a.m.
Inver Glen Library
Inver Grove Heights, MN (map)
These guys recently renovated their library and I'm helping them celebrate! Part of the "Raise a Reader" campaign. Now there's one I can get behind.
Dec. 6
5 p.m.
Knife River, MN (map)
Julebyen is an annual ephemeral Norwegian Christmas village (how's that for a string of adjectives) that happens on Superior's north shore. I get to be part of it this year. Meet us at the town recreation center at Church and Alger.
Dec. 9
9:30 a.m.
St. John's Childcare
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My tenth year singing and telling for the buglets at St. John's. Always a lot of fun.
Dec. 9
3:45 p.m.
Minnetonka, MN (map)
The Chris & Jack Duo are entertaining here today. I'll be playing harp guitar joined by my friend, Chris Becknell on violin. That sweet holiday music will definitely flow!
Dec. 13
12:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Helping out with the Womens' Christmas Lunch. Those ladies can sure cook!
Dec. 13
7 p.m.
Jackson Lake Lutheran Church
Amboy, MN (map)
"The Christmas Hope Chest" here at Jackson Lake Lutheran. I love doing this Christmas show! It's a sweet blend of traditional and original songs and stories woven around the hope we hold inside that's kindled so powerfully during this season.
Dec. 16
6 p.m.
Vermillion Community College
Ely, MN (map)
Yet another fine opportunity to hike up to Ely to sing and play for the kids. This show is mainly for preschoolers and their families sponsored by the Ely Early Childhood Coalition. Thanks, you guys!
Dec. 18
10:20 a.m.
My Own Montessori
Elk River, MN (map)
Lynn has a wonderful little Montessori school at Union Congregational Church. I'm helping out with Good Will Tea, an annual holiday event she hosts.
Dec. 28
9 a.m.
Crossroads Church
Albert Lea, MN (map)
The Sunday after Christmas is typically a sleeper Sunday at Crossroads. Not today! We'll be rockin' out with my favorite Christmas songs and stories all morning. Second service at 10:30am. Thanks for having me come, Pastor James!

2015 Performances


Jan. 7
10:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran School
St. Paul, MN (map)
Year #9 doing music with my friends at St. John School! A better clutch o' folks you'll never meet. Come join us if you'd like. Naomi and Vanessa, you, too!
Jan. 11
Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm doing a mini-concert for the kids and families as part of their Twelfth Night party. The show will be in Jones Commons. You're oh-so-welcome to join us!
Jan. 12
10:30 a.m.
Presentation of Mary Preschool
Maplewood, MN (map)
Doing a little Presentation presentation for the buglets today.
Jan. 13 to
Jan. 14
Tedd Mann Concert Hall
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm leading some sessions on songwriting with 3rd-4th graders. We'll have fun! I would have had a great time being part of a workshop like that led by me when I was that age, I'll tell you. Who knows who I would have become? The event is a a two-day thing sponsored by Success Beyond the Classroom.


Feb. 6
9:30 a.m.
Concord Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
My tenth year celebrating songs and stories with the Concord kindergarteners! We'll break out my magical trunk of rhythm spoons and - well, watch out! Second session at 11:30am.
Feb. 11
3:30 p.m.
Kinderberry Hill Child Center
Edina, MN (map)
My first time here. Doing fun stories and songs with the tiny ones. They're the best teachers ever.
Feb. 12
12:15 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
White Bear Lake, MN (map)
A program for the seniors.
Feb. 27
6:30 p.m.
Bonner Elementary School
Stewartville, MN (map)
Family Literacy Night at Bonner! I'll be doing some mini sessions about books, reading and all that good stuff. I can't wait to sing my song "Little Free Library."


March 10
9 a.m.
Triton Elementary School
Dodge Center, MN (map)
It's "Music in Our Schools Month" and I'm here to help! Two assemblies for the kids featuring the instruments I play, how songs happen and lots more. Second performance at 10.
March 19
Edinborough Park
Edina, MN (map)
A show for the buglets mostly. Everyone's welcome, of course, but I expect a big contingent of little ones.
March 21
9 a.m.
Centennial Middle School
Lino Lakes, MN (map)
A truly interesting day! I'm working with a group called "Minnesota Future Problem Solvers." It's their annual competition and conference. It equips and challenges kids to apply creative thinking and imagination to crucial societal problems now and in the future. Wow, can I get behind that!


April 28
5 p.m.
Lincoln Ele. School
Hibbing, MN (map)
A show for the Title One kids and families in Hibbing. I played at the local library last summer.


May 14
10 a.m.
West Suburban Women's Club
Plymouth, MN (map)
Private event. If you'd like to preview my work, let me know and I'll arrange it.
May 29
10 a.m.
Creek Valley Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
My 22nd year working with the K kids here at Creek Valley! I always look forward to sending the kids off to summer play with some good songs and stories.


June 10
2 p.m.
Perham Public Library
Perham, MN (map)
Last year was my first time to this library. We had so much fun we're doing it again! I don't play in lots of stone libraries, but this is one of them. Jinny, can you come?
June 11
10:30 a.m.
Park Rapids Public Library
Park Rapids, MN (map)
My 18th year performing at one of my favorite libraries ever! We're having the concert over at the local Lutheran church - thanks, Pastor Sara! Please join us if you're in the area. This show is often on of the high points of the year for me.
June 11
5:15 p.m.
Bemidji Middle School
Bemidji, MN (map)
I'm helping with the 21st Century Kids program celebrating reading and all that good stuff. It went so well last year that we're doing it again.
June 12
10:30 a.m.
Bemidji Public Library
Bemidji, MN (map)
Yet another fun time at the Bemidji Library! It's become a tradition I very much enjoy. Look for lots of songs and stories and with a sweet accent on reading.


July 25
11 a.m.
Recfest Bluegrass Festival
Milaca, MN (map)
The 6th annual. I did a workshop at this event last year and am returning with a tent show at 11:00am followed by two workshops: 1:00pm "American Folk Instruments" and 3:00pm "Songspinning."


Aug. 7
9:10 a.m.
Church of St. Timothy
Blaine, MN (map)
A fun little program to wind up VBS for the St. Timothy kids.
Aug. 19
11 a.m.
Steele County Free Fair
Owatonna, MN (map)
A return to the Steele County Fair after a hiatus of nearly thirty-five years! I've learned a lot since then and it will all be on display, so come and join us. 11:00 is geared toward kids and there's also a 1:30pm show for all ages.