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Dave Stoddard and Beth Wood, will perform this Friday, March 8 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, starting at 7:30 p.m. The duo will also perform at a house concert on Saturday, March 9 at Eric Riehle’s Chokecherry Grove near Callaway, along with DL’s Rick Kratzke. Submitted Photo

Stoddard, Wood perform Friday in New York Mills

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David Stoddard and Beth Wood, two accomplished singer-songwriters, will appear Friday at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are $12 advance sale, or $15 at the door; call 218-385-3339 for reservations.  Student admission is $5 and anyone who brings a donation for the Mills Food Shelf gets a $1 reduction in the admission price.

The duo will also perform, along with Detroit Lakes’ own Rick Kratzke, at a Saturday house concert at Eric Riehle’s Chokecherry Grove, near Callaway, from 2 to 5 p.m. Call 218-234-6700 for more information.

Stoddard is known to many in the area, as he hails from Fergus Falls. He has appeared at the Center several times for the Longest Night Music Festival.  He will be performing Friday with Beth Wood, his Oregon-based friend and musician.

Stoddard and Wood are both accomplished musical artists, writing songs, playing multiple instruments, and singing their songs with power and musicality.

Stoddard plays mostly house concerts and concert venues, and also spends time promoting the work of independent singers and songwriters through his radio program, Northern Roots Radio. He’s a pretty good cook too.

With grandiose dreams of becoming a musician, a baker, or a cowgirl, Beth Wood left west Texas to study voice and piano at Brevard College in North Carolina.

A detour from her classical studies led her to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar.

Wood began writing her own songs and quickly discovered a feeling of musical freedom that she has been hooked on ever since.