‘The Woodpicks’ to close out Staples Music in the Park series

The Woodpicks will present the final concert in the Staples Music in the Park series Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. Members of The WoodPicks include (from left): Greg Dally, mandolin; Dustin Keller on bass fiddle; Milo Ballingrud, banjo; Gene Lunsetter, guitar; and J.D. Kezar, fiddle, harmonica, jaw harp and guitar.

The WoodPicks will present the final concert in the Staples Music in the Park series Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.

The acoustic mix of The WoodPicks includes Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and Americana music, with their own arrangements of original music and old favorites. The group is relatively new. They formed in member JD Kezar’s music store in Thief River Falls in 2005 and quickly expanded to many northern Minnesota venues.

One of their original arrangements, “Barn Again!” was included in a collection of rural Americana for the Smithsonian Institute and they are currently featured in a Prairie Public TV program titled Prairie Musicians.

Members of The WoodPicks include Greg Dally, mandolin; Dustin Keller on bass fiddle; Gene Lunsetter, guitar; Milo Ballingrud, banjo; and J.D. Kezar, fiddle, harmonica, jaw harp and guitar.

The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific Park located at 625 Sixth St. N.E. Turn north on Sixth Street at the junction of Highways 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Centennial Auditorium. For more information on the Music in the Park series, check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org

The Music in the Park Series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the Staples Motley Public Schools and the city of Staples.

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