The Midwest's Premier Bluegrass and Gospel Quintet, Monroe Crossing makes their debut appearance at The Wieting Theatre in Toledo presenting their exceptionally entertaining and family-friendly Community Bluegrass & Gospel Show on Sunday, Nov. 24 for a 2 p.m. matinee.
This concert is sponsored in part by the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa, www.iowabluegrassmusic.com
The Wieting Theatre is located at 101 South Church Street in Toledo IA. Admission to this exciting afternoon of great entertainment is only $12, with tickets being sold at the door ONLY. For more information, call Mary Fasse-Shaw at 515-376-6873.
The Monroe Crossing Bluegrass and Gospel Quintet.
Members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Monroe Crossing has experienced another record-breaking year in 2013. By year's end, they will have made 150 concert appearances all across the US and central Europe. Their latest CD of original songs, The Road Has No End, continues to receive extended radio airplay and stellar reviews:
The album is full of energy, excitement, inspiration and originality.
In addition the their 12 CDs, the band has a live concert DVD, Monroe Crossing Live, and also recorded Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with the Vocal Essence Ensemble Singers in 2007. They were honored to perform this work at Carnegie Hall last February, and have been invited back for an encore performance next June!
Monroe Crossing regularly performs to sold out Theatres and Performing Arts Centers across the country, headlines bluegrass festivals, state & county fairs, and makes numerous other public and private appearances. They are renowned both for their dynamic stage show and for the warmth they share on and off stage, interacting with the audience and always honoring requests after the intermission.
"Frankly, even as familiar with the band in live performance as I am, I did not expect a performance as spectacular as this one was, one of the most memorable shows I've seen during the 30-year run of the Emelin's bluegrass concert series. Both at intermission and at the close of the show, countless people stopped to tell me how much they enjoyed the band."-Arnie Fleischer, Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck N.Y.
"I dare ANYONE to watch Monroe Crossing and not get happy!"-D.A. Callaway, Silver Dollar City, Branson MO
"Your stage presence and interaction with the audience was outstanding. The vocals were amazing, and your musicianship was absolutely top-notch." - Marty Scarbrough, KASU's Bluegrass Mondays, Paragould AR
Monroe Crossing's two-set performance typically features original compositions and unique arrangements of bluegrass classics such as"Orange Blossom Special" and "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow", and gospel favorites like "I'll Fly Away", "Amazing Grace" and "Down To The River To Pray". And don't be surprised if they include some great crossing tunes like The Temptations "My Girl" or Etta James "At Last", both found on their 2005 CD Somebody Like You.