|Bluegrass Brunch at the Museum Sunday|
The North Dakota Museum of Art announces its first Bluegrass Brunch featuring the North River Ramblers. Bluegrass Brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the galleries of the Museum. Reservations are now being taken at the Museum. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tables of eight are available.
The North River Ramblers are a local favorite. The group consists of James Feist on guitar, harmonica and vocals; Kris Leirfallom on banjo, harmonica, didgeridoo; Twiddlin' Josh Driscoll on mandolin, vocals, fiddle, banjo and Xavier Pastrano on bass. The Ramblers combine to form an old-time bluegrass style not often heard in the area. Playing both regionally and locally, the Ramblers all share a love for roots and old-time music combining both traditional songs as well as original compositions. Musical influences include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Woody Guthrie to name a few.
This is not the first time the North Dakota Museum of Art has partnered with the Ramblers. Last summer they performed at the Summer Concerts in the Garden series opening for Knick Knackerson and the Minglers of Winnipeg.
Bluegrass is an American music style steeped in the influences of Irish, Scottish and English immigrants. In addition to the European influences, Bluegrass lent heavily from jazz and blues in the 1940’s. Combining this musical style with delights served by Museum Chef Justin Welsh will prove to be a good time for the whole family, friends, or anyone who enjoys good food and good music served together.
Immediately following the Brunch, the Museum will hold an opening reception for the new exhibition, "Artists and War: II." Some of the artists will be present to speak about the work.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive, Grand Forks. For more information call 701-777-4195 or visit www.ndmoa.com.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 701-777-4195