Kristin Andreassen and Friends @ Ogden Nature Center (Ogden: Aug 11)


 
Ogden, UT – The Ogden Nature Center is pleased to present Kristin Andreassen and Friends for an August 11 concert, beginning at 7 pm.

Held in an unrivaled outdoor setting, the Ogden Nature Center brings fresh talented musicians to its outdoor glen behind the rustic Visitor Center.  These summer evenings will find you lounging on a picnic blanket, toes in the grass, sunset in the late summer sky, tapping away to some amazing, live music.
 
Bring your family and friends, a picnic dinner, drinks, low-rise chairs or a blanket, and enjoy!
 
Kristin Andreassen & Friends -- August 11, 7 pm
Tickets are $16 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under
At the door $18 for adults / $12 for children
 
Kristin’s last performance at the Ogden Nature Center was a riot, so they’ve invited her back, and she's bringing friends! Kristin Andreassen is a singer, a writer and a percussive dancer who combines those skills in musical performances that are both “inventive” (The New Yorker) and “haunting” (NPR’s Folk Alley).  For this concert she'll be joined by Rayna Gellert on fiddle and Jefferson Hamer on bass.  With her 2015 studio album debut Gondolier, Kristin began touring under her own name. Her live show made Top 10 lists at Pop Matters and NPR’s Mountain Stage last year.  A 5th generation Oregonian, Kristin currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Listen to Kristin Andreassen & Friends at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_EOxkW4uoQ
 
 
Tickets may be purchased:
• Online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org
• By phone at 801-621-7595
• In person at the Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT
   
Details:
• Concert begins at 7 pm, with gates opening at 6 pm.
• Seating is general admission on the lawn.  Bring your own low-rise chairs, picnics, beverages and blankets  -- they are all welcome. 
• The concert will be held rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable.
 
Box dinners:
Box picnic dinners by Union Grill may be ordered when you purchase concert tickets! $11 each. Choices include:
 
1.  Chicken Cucumber pasta salad.  Roasted chicken breast, cucumbers and garden veggies served over pasta with a light tangy dressing. Served with chips and a homemade cookie  
2.  Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich on homemade focaccia with balsamic reduction, a side of vegetarian pasta salad, chips, and a homemade cookie
3.  Classic Caesar salad. Crisp romaine, croutons, tossed with a creamy Caesar dressing, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh tomatoes with chicken on the side, served with chips and a homemade cookie
4.  Turkey, Bacon and Avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread with a side of pasta salad, chips, and a homemade cookie
 
More about Kristin Andreassen:
 
Kristin Andreassen is a songwriter and percussive dancer who merges those skills in performances and recordings that are both inventive and deeply rooted in American traditional music. 2015 saw the release of her first studio album Gondolier, with tours supporting Black Prairie, Dawn Landes, Aoife O’Donovan, Mipso and Noam Pikelny. Her debut record Kiss Me Hello included the award-winning “Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes” which went to #1 on kids' radio and has been covered by dozens of artists ranging from Tyne Daly to high school marching bands. 
 
While she's best known for her smart and emotive original lyrics, Kristin got her start in traditional music – she played guitar and fiddle with the groundbreaking stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and danced with the Appalachian clogging ensemble Footworks. She first turned her attention to songwriting with the "folk noir" vocal trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O'Donovan & Ruth Ungar) where her bandmates lovingly dubbed her “the mistress of metaphor.” Kristin has a knack for writing songs that explore the far corners of the human experience with a gently deceptive simplicity that rewards close listening.
 
An explorer at heart, Kristin has made her way to Nashville via New York City, Maryland, the Canadian arctic, Cape Breton Island, Montreal and her native Portland, Oregon. When called upon to do so, Kristin calls a great square dance.
 
Kristin has been honored to hear her songs performed and recorded by respected peers including the Elephant Revival Project, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Michaela Anne, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Sweetback Sisters, Laura Cortese, Lissa Schneckenburger and Flynn Cohen as well as the legendary Tyne Daly and Peter Stampfel. Her music has been featured on Showtime's The Affair, ABC's Nashville & Private Practice, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, the film Cedar Rapids and NPR's Mountain Stage (where her live performance was selected as one of the Top 10 of 2015).   
 
In 2011 Kristin founded Miles of Music Camp <http://kristinandreassen.com/miles-of-music-camp> , an artist retreat for musicians interested in cultivating the fertile ground between songwriting and traditional music. Together with her co-director Laura Cortese, she continues to program annual Miles of Music events in Brooklyn, Boston and New Hampshire.
 
This concert is sponsored by:  The Standard Examiner, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Joan Evans Ahlf, Only In Ogden, Durham Jones & Pinegar, Teleperformance, Val A. Browning Foundation and Courtyard Marriott Ogden.

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