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Long Prairie presents Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts
Tap your feet and learn about Minnesota history while listening to Julie Johnson and The No-Accounts at the Long Prairie Public Library, Tuesday, April 17, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The group reinterprets folk music, making the songs relevant by bringing in new instruments (vocals, flute & bass flute, guitar, resonator guitar, & mandolin) and diverse musical backgrounds. They arrange songs from the old North Woods and Minnesota pioneer songs, looking for the Upper Midwest’s equivalent to the South’s rich roots tradition.
Julie continues to research historic Minnesota music — songs from the Iron Range mines, French Canadian voyageurs, Scandinavian churches, and Minnesota folk legends — in order to find and interpret the band’s own region’s melodic, rhythmic, and thematic folk tradition and history.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.