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Dusty Heart: Barbara Jean and Molly Dean

Saturday, July 29
8:00 pm

(Doors open at 7:30)

WHERE
Crossings (map)

320 East Ave

Zumbrota, MN 55992

COST

$18 in advance
$20 dollars at the door


 
  



Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the duo, Dusty Heart with Barbara Jean and Molly Dean.

The two songwriters are recognized in their own right for poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles; when these combine as Dusty Heart they fuse to create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. The pair met in the bustling Minneapolis music scene and decided to join forces crafting a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk.

Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music and sound, honing her early gift for the violin and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, into a sharp eye for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist.

Calling the rugged grandeur of Lake Superior's North Shore home for the better part of the last decade, Barbara Jean developed her craft through constant live performance and dedicated study of the fiddle and banjo. Dubbed “Minnesota’s answer to Emmylou Harris” by longtime Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream, Barbara Jean brings a grace and comfort to the stage that is disarming and captivating. Her gift for songwriting has been recognized on a national level with accolades from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest and the Big Top Chautauqua, earning her a spot on the esteemed National Public Radio show Mountain Stage.

Dean writes for both guitar and piano. The primacy of her sultry vocals continues to drive her songs with sincerity and delicate passion. Her music has been described as “deceptively simple” and her presence “enrapturing” – a songstress that eschews archetypal female folkisms with sexy, subtle rebellion.
Barbara Jean and Dean have opened for Dave Simonette and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles.

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