The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association will present The New Deal String Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Brady Education Center auditorium, St. Paul campus.

Tom Paley, a founding member of the legendary New Lost City Ramblers, will perform on vocals, banjo, guitar and fiddle; and his son, Ben, will play fiddle; Joe Locker will perform on vocals, banjo and guitar. These players, who live in England, are touring the United States.

The New Deal String Band was formed in 1966 by Tom Paley and Joe Locker, two banjo-and-guitar-playing ex-New Yorkers living in London. The band was active for more than a dozen years. The band was resurrected in the 1990s with Tom’s son, Ben, as principal fiddler. Most of their repertoire comes from material recorded by early country string bands in the 1920s and 1930s.

St. Thomas students may receive a half-price discount; tickets at the door will be $6 with student ID. Tickets go on sale at 6:45 p.m. Regular-price admission is $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Tickets for children 12 and under are half price.

For more information, call Don Paden, (651) 222-2405.




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