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Grassroots Concerts welcomes Pushing Chain

Web posted November 6, 2018
The Minnesota duo Pushing Chain makes its area debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage in Nisswa Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, 5459 CR 18 (next to the Nisswa school).

Formed in 2012, Pushing Chain is Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. The duo recently celebrated 20 years of making music together, as well as the release of their new album, “Sorrows Always Swim.”

Playing about 200 shows every year, Boyd and Adam have been doing what they can to spread their brand of roots music far and wide in venues big and small across the United States and Canada.

Strong songwriting, tight harmonies, and a gonzo approach have been winning fans for Pushing Chain across the Midwest and beyond.

“The two friends’ songs reverberate with country, jazz, and life up near the Canadian border,” said City Pages.

“We believe in performing songs we’ve never played together, and jamming with people we’ve just met,” said the pair in their website bio, adding

• A guitarist and a fiddler can cover Hendrix if they want to;

• Music can cause tears and laughter, sometimes in the course of one song;

• There are still important songs to be written;

• A good band will make strangers share a table.

Available for purchase at the concert will be “Sorrows Always Swim,” a straight-up Americana/country record that would have been as at home in 1968 as it is in 2018. It features their original folky-tonk backed by some of the best players in Austin, Texas.

For more about the duo go to www.pushingchain.com Grassroots, enjoying its 30th year as a non-profit venue, welcomes concert-goers’ donations of nonperishable food or cash for the local food shelf.

Come early to claim your choice of seats. For more information, go to: www.grassrootsconcerts.org or call 218-829-4092.

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