Minnesota Faces: The musicians of Monroe Crossing

And this remarkable bluegrass combo has also appeared at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.

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Portrait #30: Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing musicians photographed during a 2013 performance at North Morristown. Four of five Monroe Crossing musicians photographed during a 2013 performance at North Morristown.

They’re in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. They’ve recorded 14 CDs to date. Twice they’ve appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City. And in 2016, they will become the first Minnesota bluegrass band ever to perform in South Korea.

They are Monroe Crossing, a group of five musicians who rank as one of Minnesota’s favorite bluegrass bands.

On Saturday the performers, as they have many times in the past, take the stage at the oldest Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota, now in its 123rd year. That would be in North Morristown, a country church and school and a few homes clustered west of Faribault in the middle of farm fields.

The Trinity Lutheran Church and School festival grounds is the perfect setting for these musicians who present foot-stomping down-to-earth…

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2 thoughts on “Minnesota Faces: The musicians of Monroe Crossing

  1. Thanks for the reblog. I was told yesterday that North Morristown had their best turn-out ever on the Fourth of July. I expect Monroe Crossing is a major draw. Then there’s the homemade pie and the parade and the …

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