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Druhá Tráva revels in ‘Czechgrass’

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The Czech band Druhá Tráva returns to the United States and to Zumbrota, performing at Crossings at 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 1.

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its “Czechgrass” fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druhá Tráva won a Czech grammy in 2012 in the country music category for its album “Marzipan from Toledo.”

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Druhá Tráva, which means Second Grass, was formed in 1991 by singer-songwriter Robert Krestan. His gritty vocals meld with the banjo, dobro, bass and wind instruments played by the band.

The band has 28 albums and has recorded collaborative CDs with American bluegrass composer Peter Rowan and Nashville studio musician Charlie McCoy.

American music is the jumping-off point for this band. Members perform new acoustic world music with bluegrass influences. Expect to hear Bob Dylan tunes to cover songs by British artists, promoters said.

Druhá Tráva first performed in the U.S. in 1993 and since 1994 has toured North America almost every year.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue.

At a glance ...

What: Czech band Druha Trava

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 1

Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

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