July 28, 2015 6 pm
Opening: Kayte Bradshaw
Sponsors: Bryan Hoime and Greg Martin
Raised in hard-bitten Nebraska, Joshua James’ work reflects a distinctly American ache, a yearning for a big sky and an open road. Beckoned westward out of his heartland home by the voices of Jim Morrison and Isaac Brock, he made it as far as the mountains of Utah, where like the settlers before him, he was stopped in his tracks by the arresting beauty. Strangely familiar, yet refreshingly innovative, James’ songs are devastating in their honesty, working with themes that are intermittently elating, melancholic, and transcendent. He doesn’t so much perform these songs, as he does let them possess him, allowing his voice to be throttled from a husky whisper to a full-bodied roar.
Bring a lawn chair or bring a blanket, but be sure to bring a friend! Enjoy one of the best music series this summer in the Museum's Sculpture Garden. Concerts in the Garden is a casual, outdoor event featuring musicians from across the country. In addition to great music, guests can enjoy local grass-fed hamburgers, bratwursts, various salads, root beer floats, beer, and wine. Tickets: $10 at the door, Free admission for children twelve and younger. Packets of six tickets are available for $55. Advance tickets will only be available until 5 pm the day before each concert. Tickets are not concert specific and can be used for any concert in the series. To purchase tickets call 701.777.4195. For more information visit http://www.ndmoa.com/2015-concerts-in-the-garden
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