Our 2013 concert series at the Richfield Historical Society draws to a close on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm. We are delighted to reunite two long term friends of the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, Rachel Nelson & Sherry Minnick, who have performed together many times in years past and we are pleased to be able to hear them join their talents to entertain RHS fans and followers of traditional music once again.
Rachel Nelson is a storyteller, songwriter and roots based musician whose passion is live performance. Her fiddle, banjo and guitar accompany her original songs ranging from folk and country to swing and jazz tinged blues. In her own words “My roots are in old-time music, and it is a joy to play and sing this music with my long-time friend, Sherry Minnick”. Prior to moving to Two Harbors, her current home, Rachel was a teacher at the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor.
Sherry Minnick comes from a singing family and has been singing as long as she can remember. She sings bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, gospel, classic country and traditional ballads. To call her musical taste eclectic is an understatement. She taught children’s choirs for 17 years and currently focuses artistically on the unaccompanied singing of traditional ballads. She also plays guitar for square dances. Sherry is a former employee of the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor and one that we have enjoyed staying in touch with through the years.
The concert will be held at Richfield Historical Society’s Bartholomew House located at 6901 Lyndale Ave S. It is the oldest house in Richfield and I’m sure the house itself as well as the audience will resonate to the traditional music being performed. The event will be held rain or shine, but weather forecasts look most favorable for this final 2013 Backporch at the Bart concert. It’s free and open to the public and families are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available.