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New Roots Duo performs Oct. 27 at Ulen-Hitterdal

The New Roots Duo -- Bem Woolman and Dan Schwartz -- perform Oct. 27 at the Top Hat Theatre in the Ulen-Hitterdal School, Ulen. Tickets are now on sale.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Ulen-Hitterdal's Top Hat Theatre will welcome the New Roots Duo. Their music is a unique combination of finger-style guitarists Ben Woolman and Dan Schwartz.

Based in the Twin Cities, both artists have successful solo careers performing throughout the country but have now joined forces to write, record, and perform music as a duo. Together, exploring new terrain and new instruments (acoustic baritone guitar and acoustic lap-steel guitar respectively), they are creating the finest music of their careers.

Their show will consist of a variety of music tied together with engaging stories that relate back to real life experiences; family, travels, and friendship. Their combined set list contains a diverse mix of original compositions covering various musical genres such as: American roots, pop, Latin, and African music.

Between the two of them they have over 15 CDs and thousands of shows to their credit. They have worked with a constellation of musical greats including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Billy McLaughlin, Dean Magraw, Peter Mayer, Tim Sparks and Pat Donohue.

Schwartz and Woolman are both currently guitar instructors at the St. Paul Guitar Studio.

Season tickets are still available for the entire season (eight remaining concerts) in the school office, Northwestern Bank and at the door for a cost of $48 individual and $120 family. Separate tickets for the New Roots Duo are available at the school office for $15 adults and $10 students. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 218-596-8853.