© 2013 Crossings at Carnegie
April 27, 2013
Performance next door at the State Theatre in Zumbrota (map)
Throughout the last 20 years, Mary Jane Alm has mesmerized audiences with her expressive voice, authentic songwriting and charming stage presence. Crossings brings Alm and her band to the Zumbrota State Theatre on Sat., April 27, at 7:30 p.m. A new CD of 19 songs will be available at the show.
Alm is one of the Twin Cities' best loved singer/songwriters and a recent inductee into the Mid-America Music Hall Of Fame. With her band, she takes audiences on a journey through time, performing songs that made her a household name in the Midwest, as well as previously unreleased songs spanning three decades. For the first time her critically acclaimed 1986 album “Prisoner Of The Heart” will be released digitally re-mastered on CD, along with 10 unreleased recordings from the last two decades. The new CD of 19 original recordings called “Now & Then” will be available at the show.
The “Now & Then” show will feature songs from Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar, The Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt and many more favorites, along with signature Alm originals. A multimedia video featuring clips from the 80's to the present will fill the screen behind the band.
Riding shotgun on the journey is The Tex Pistols Band, aka the Mary Jane Alm Band! Recently featured on the PBS TV show MN Originals, The Pistols combine rock, Americana, & country with awesome musicianship, killer vocals, and clever writing. It’s a fresh sound, with a healthy dose of good humor. Band members have shared the stage with the likes of: Lynard Skynard, The Beach Boys, Prince, Reba McEntire, The Judds, & many more.
The Mary Jane Alm Band includes Boyd Lee on acoustic guitar and vocals, Gordy Johnson on bass, Dik Shopteau on bass, Scooter Nelson on percussion and vocals and Brian Peters on guitar and pedal steel.
Alm is currently teaching music theory and vocal techniques at The Institute of Production and Recording in downtown Minneapolis.
“I think the reason I have been able to have such a long career in this crazy business is that I have always been open to doing anything as long as it involves music and is done with class and involves great players and singers,” Alm said.