Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with roots musicians Larry Long and Dan Sebranek at the historic St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro on Friday, October 18th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Dan
Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with roots musicians Larry Long and Dan Sebranek at the historic St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro on Friday, October 18th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Dan is returning to Lanesboro after a 2017 concert with Johnsmith, while Larry Long’s visit is happening in advance of him bringing the celebrated American Roots Revue to the St. Mane Theatre in 2019.
Larry Long is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. Author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel called Larry “a true American Troubadour.” Larry has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. His work has taken him from rural Alabama to the Lakota communities in South Dakota. He has given musical voice to struggling Midwest farmers, embattled workers, and veterans. He was the troubadour for peace on Soviet/ American peace cruises, sang for Mrs. Rosa Parks at the 45th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and organized the Mississippi River Revival, a decade long campaign to cleanup the Mississippi river. He assembled the first hometown tribute to Woody
Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma, which today has evolved into the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Long has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world, including Awesome Africa Festival (South Africa), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), at the Hollywood Bowl with Kris Kristofferson, and at Madison Square Garden with Joan Baez and others for Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration.
Long’s work in schools and communities sparked the creation of a non-profit organization, Community Celebration of Place, which creates intergenerational and multicultural opportunities for students to learn and grow through a program called Elders’ Wisdom,
Long is a recipient of the prestigious Bush Artists Fellowship, the Pope John XXIII Award, Leadership In Neighborhood Fellowship (St. Paul Companies), Sustainability Award, and In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.
“Larry Long is doing what more singers and songwriters should be doing: using music to help people learn to work together, and bring
a world of peace.” —Pete Seeger
Dan Sebranek is a renowned singer, songwriter and musician who started his musical career at the age of 14 with musical roots in bluegrass and rock and roll. He has shared the stage with Johnsmith, Michael Martin Murphey, Hans Mayer, Bill Miller, John Prine, Perry Jordan (Heartsfield) along with Pure Prairie League. In Dan’s early days as a troubadour he performed primarily with the duo, Runaway. Currently Dan is performing solo acoustic music around the world. He performs each year in Ireland bringing the gifts of music and song across the sea (Enchanted Way Tours). He is inspired by Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor and Bryan Sutton with positive responses from audiences across the country who enjoy Dan’s musical versatility. Dan’s tours are close to home in his native state of Wisconsin, however, he travels to Florida (Siesta Key / Key Largo) and Colorado each year as well.
Dan continues to tour as a solo performer, in musical duo’s and in the String Ties Bluegrass Band. He enjoys playing festivals, house concerts and clubs all over North America. Dan won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival award with his band, Northern Hospitality. He performs at the Great River Folk Festival each year located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Larryfest Bluegrass Festival, a three day music event pioneered by Dan’s family. Each year the best musicians and bluegrass bands in the country attend this family festival and sold-out venue.
Dan has five successful recordings including previous works with Johnsmith. Dan’s music is versatile ranging from contemporary (Van Morrison, Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet) to variety (jazz, folk, bluegrass and rock and roll). He enjoys performing holiday concerts in the month of Decemeber and walking the beaches of Siesta Key in March.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Mane Theatre
206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN