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      October 19, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      228 East 5th Street
      Winona, Minnesota 55987

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      Tribute to The Music of John Denver by Layne Yost

      The Winona Arts Center presents a concert dedicated to the music of John Denver by Layne Yost on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm. The music of John Denver is timeless and well known. Yost’s “Tribute to the Music of John Denver” is a faithful tribute that pays homage to the music and the man. Layne’s got a John Denver voice, all sweet and pure. Yost, accompanied by Jon Shimoda, and Carol McDowall capture the simple soul of Denver’s music through guitar, upright bass and fiddle arrangements. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver’s life and legacy. A wonderful show, which will take you back and remind you of simple things that remain true. Yost from Bloomer, WI, started playing guitar at age 14, and played folk and acoustic venues in the Chicago area, earning his way through college. He saw two John Denver shows during his college years in the early 70’s, both times at the McCormick Place in Chicago, each a very different concert presentation, each excellent. The most compelling aspect of both shows was the sense of closeness, the connection between John Denver on stage and every member of the crowd. It was like being back around that campfire of years before, sharing songs with good friends. Yost says of his concerts, “That’s the type of show I want and need to play, intimate, close, connected.” Playing upright bass, Shimoda grew up around Detroit, Michigan. Since high school, he has played in a number of different musical groups in Chicago and recently in Eau Claire, Wis. Shimoda’s bass is a perfect complement to Yost’s vocals and guitar. Carol McDowall, from rural Spooner, performs on fiddle and vocal harmony. McDowall comes with a background in fiddle tunes, jazz, contra and square dance, traditional old time fiddle is also first violin with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra, and is a fiddler with the Second Wind String Band. McDowall has sung in choruses, jazz vocal quintet, and quartet and female trios. Tickets $20 in advance at Hardt's Music & Audio or Common Market, Galesville. or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at EventBrite.com. Reservations are suggested.  All ticket sales are final. The Winona Arts Center is located at 228 East 5th Street in Winona, phone 507-453-9959. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert. 

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