Lush Country

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s

Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for the sound of a pedal steel guitar, that high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, a new all-star band  playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

The seven members of Lush Country are an all-star group of longtime Twin Cities headliners and  A Prairie Home Companion veterans: Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Gary Rue, Pete Johnson and Joe Savage.

NOTE FROM DAN Sunday March 19 2017: Thanks to all who turned out and packed the bar at Crooners to overflowing last night. We’ve got one more Crooners gig on the books: Friday April 21, 8pm – 11pm. (Previously scheduled May 12 date has been postponed, sorry.) Admission is free, but if you want to be sure you get a seat, you can make reservations in advance.

Lush Country is slated to appear on this summer’s Live On the Drive series outdoors on Victory Memorial Drive in North Minneapolis. A Thursday night in July or August TBD, stay tuned.

Hall Marcia d 17-1119.jpg(RIP St. Paul native Marcia Hall,  1928-2016, country music trailblazer and MN Rock Country Hall of Fame member.  Read more here.)

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