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Red House Records artist Drew Nelson in concert March 17

Drew Nelson

Folk/rock musician Drew Nelson will give a concert at the at New York Mills Cultural Center on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Michigan-born Navy veteran is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.

Nelson has toured across North America and Europe, performing solo and opening for popular rock artists like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain as well as esteemed folk singers like Josh White Jr. and John Gorka.

He first met John Gorka in 2006, when Nelson performed as part of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's prestigious songwriting contest. Gorka found him backstage after his performance and told him how much his songs moved him. Since then, Nelson has shared the stage with John several times, including at such big events as the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Nelson's Red House debut "Tilt-A-Whirl" comes out in early 2012.

Admission is $12 advance sale ($10 for Cultural Center members) and $15 at the door. Student admission is $5. Call (218) 385-3339 to reserve tickets.