Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge
7376 Woida Rd.
Baxter, MN 56425
Phone: (218) 825-7234
Fax: (218) 829-3738
December 06, 2014
Pianist George Winston was born in Michigan and grew up in Miles City, Montana where he was inspired by blues, rock and jazz to learn how to play the organ. After hearing recordings of 1920s and 1930s stride pianists, he switched to acoustic piano in 1971 and focused on learning stride piano and folk piano. Only a year after he made the switch, Winston released his first solo piano album, Ballads and Blues, in 1972. Winston is well known for his charity work, including his 2001 album Remembrance- A Memorial Benefit, which benefited the people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions- A Hurricane Relief Benefit from 2006. With over ten solo albums under his belt, Winston continues to study the art of piano as well as guitar, continuously recording original compositions and covers of his favorite musicians.
December 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!" Between 1979 and 1990 John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. Those early discs and John Berry's strong regional popularity attracted him attention on Music Row. Capitol Records signed him in 1992 and it was there that he had a string of hits, including "Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "I Think About It All The Time", "Change My Mind", "If I Had Any Pride Left At All", "Kiss Me In The Car", 'What's In It For Me", and "You and Only You". But it was his stunning performance of the title track of the 1995 CD O Holy Night that led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry began doing a Christmas tour in 1996 and this year will mark his 15th consecutive Christmas concert series.As John has grown in his walk with Christ, his calling has been to share God's love with his audience. Moving into a new phase in his career, John's tenor voice remains an instrument that is able to touch all our hearts.
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Also known simply as Grand Funk, Grand Funk Railroad is a blues/hard rock project from Flint, MI that rose to fame in the 1970s. Formed in 1969, the band was almost immediately signed to Capitol Records after playing back-to-back performances at Atlanta Pop Festival and released its debut album On Time, later the same year. After ten more albums, including 1974's Shinin' On which featured the number one single "Loco-Motion," Grand Funk Railroad broke up from 1977 to 1980 and again from 1983 to 1986 after two relatively unsuccessful albums. The band's original trio of Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher reunited in the late 2000s to play a series of sold out shows, but the reunion was short lived as old issue resurfaced, causing Farner to leave the band for the last time. Grand Funk Railroad continues to perform its music with a new revamped line up.