Emmy Award winning composer and Minnesota native, Peter Ostroushko has recently suffered a stroke. In an effort to help him along in his journey of recovery, we are holding a benefit concert in his name. All proceeds from the concert will be going to Peter’s recovery and care costs.
The concert will be held at the Charles Fillmore Auditorium on June 18th at 7:30pm. Doors will be open at 7pm.
The night will be filled with incredible artists including:
Come join us to help raise funds for Peter and honor his incredible legacy. If you cannot make the concert, but still want to give, you can donate directly to his GoFundMe page here: GoFundMe
Charles Fillmore Auditorium
931 5th Ave North
Sartell, MN 56377
June 18th, 2019
Doors Open at 7pm
Concerts Starts at 7:30pm
Prudence Johnson’s long and happy career has landed her on the musical theatre stage, in two feature films, (A River Runs Through It, A Prairie Home Companion) on national radio, (several long stints on A Prairie Home Companion) and on concert stages across North America and occasionally Europe (Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Gorky Park and an old mosque in Israel being the most memorable.) She has released more than a dozen recordings, including albums dedicated to the music of the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Greg Brown, and a collection of international lullabies. Since taking up the tenor ukulele, she has found great riches in the folk music of her roots, and in the work of some of the more profound songwriters of her generation. One such project, in collaboration with guitarist Dean Magraw is the Spotlight Series, a monthly concert event.
In recent years, her greatest focus has been on creating multi-media
works for concert and theater stages that blend performance with her
interests in history and literature. She and pianist Dan Chouinard,
often in collaboration with the MN Historical Society, have created
several such productions and toured them across the state: Millers,
Miners & Moonshiners: Minnesota in the 1920s, The Golden Age of
Radio, Tiptoe Through the 60s: Songs and Stories from a Revolutionary Decade, and Another Song About Paris. In 2011, she created and produced the touring show and CD A Girl Named Vincent, featuring the poetry of Edna St Vincent Millay set to music by four MN composers.
Prudence received a Presidential Fellowship from Hamline University
in 1996 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in ’98. Other awards and
grants include a McKnight Fellowship, an Artists Initiative grant from
the MN State Arts Board, and several Arts Board tour-support grants.
She lives on the banks of the Mississippi with her singing Sheltie Sylvie.
Composer, arranger, producer, and guitarist Dean Magraw has fine-tuned his “Heavy Meadow” approach to music from years of performing and recording with some of the finest musicians in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
“Dean Magraw’s guitar playing transcends, transports and lifts the soul to a higher level as he weaves, cajoles and entices every note from his instrument. The note, length of note, tone of note, the bending of the note; every colour of the note is explored and delivered with a master’s care and love. Just as important are the silences with which he knits his music… these can only come with being at one with one’s art. Dean Magraw is an incredible world class musician who’s modesty only makes him more appreciated by the listener.” – Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan)
“Dean Magraw… so liquid, lyrical and effortless it’s like listening to a dancer.” – Steve Tibbetts
Paul Imholte plays music of the Midwest on string instruments. Paul writes songs and composes instrumentals about farms, small towns, and the people that make their living on the land. As a master of the hammered dulcimer, he has toured throughout the country performing upon it and introducing it to audience at festivals, schools, and concerts. Along with the hammered dulcimer, Paul also plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, cello, and mandolin and has released twelve CDs of his music.
Douglas Wood and the Wild Spirit Band
The Wild Spirit Band is best-selling author and acoustic music wizard Douglas Wood, ace Minnesota flat–picker and guitarist Steve Borgstrom, and bassist Bryan Wood. They play great American music that comes straight out of the great outdoors – from Appalachian bluegrass to Mississippi blues, from Chuck Berry to Earl Scruggs to a small mountain of sparkling originals. Performing on banjo, mandolin, 6 and 12 string guitars and bass, with outstanding 3 part vocal harmonies, Wild Spirit is “like a prairie wind blowing through a concert hall.”
Named one of the Top Folk Artists and performing in over 100 cities each year, Folk/Americana musician and entertainer, Dennis Warner, has created a reputation for smooth vocals, distinguished songs, and an enthusiastic personality.