Monroe Crossing to appear at Marshfield’s Chestnut Center
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will appear in concert at the Chestnut Center on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and original music.
Since the year 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13 CDs, a live concert DVD, and has made more than 1,500 concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. According to fiddler and lead singer Lisa Fuglie, the secret to the band’s longevity and success is “just plain hard work and dedication. We all share a love for bluegrass music and for performing on stage. We appreciate every audience, large or small, and understand that we’re there for them, not the other way around.”
Mandolin player Matt Thompson added, “We have learned the importance of entertaining audiences and not just playing top-quality music. We regularly hear people say that they didn’t think they liked bluegrass music until they saw us play.”
Monroe Crossing has received many awards, including Best Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association’s 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet. Monroe Crossing is the only bluegrass band ever nominated as the Minnesota Music Academy “Artist of the Year,” which also recognized the band with an award for “Bluegrass Album of the Year.”
See Monroe Crossing’s recordings, schedule, and booking information on the band’s website monroecrossing.com, or contact Art Blackburn at 763-213-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.