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Amanda Standalone Concert
October 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center invites you to attend the Amanda Standalone Concert on Friday October 29, 2021 starting at 7:30 pm. Amanda will be performing in the intimate Cultural Center gallery space with special guests Michael Strike and local legend Dave Virnala.
Amanda Standalone is a writer and folk musician from Minnesota. Standalone has released two albums, Millions of Blackbirds (2010), which bears the Title track Bird flew Hard for the HBO documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” and Trouble (2014), funded in part by a grant from the Lakes Region Arts Council.
Amanda Standalone’s music is a soulful blend of acoustic folk/blues strongly influenced by American Roots music. She skillfully attacks the guitar, banjo, and her single stringed washtub, while packing an extra punch with her rich vocals. She is currently recording her third album, ‘You’re Still Here: A Ghost Stories Project,’ which is supported in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.
Amanda explains her inspiration for the new album: “For the last year I have been traveling all around rural Minnesota collecting stories from people about paranormal experiences, about things that do not have an easy explanation. I’ve interviewed a graveyard dowser who tends rural cemeteries, a person who helps spirits cross over to the other side, a concierge at a haunted hotel, and many more. I am using these interviews to inspire new songs.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be paid at the door. Cash bar and light refreshments available. COVID safety guidelines observed. If you are not well, please stay home. We respectfully request unvaccinated visitors wear masks. For fully vaccinated visitors, masks are optional.
The activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.