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Ann Reed and Joan Griffith team up on stage

Musician Ann Reed returns to Crossings to play with Joan Griffith, Friday, Sept. 20 in Zumbrota.

Fresh off the human rights campaign trail for marriage equality, Ann Reed will preview tunes from her new CD at a concert with Joan Griffith 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20 at Crossings.

Reed's 21st album, "Eventually" will be released Sept. 28.

Twelve new songs explore love, loss, bikes, birds and an affectionate tune for a justice of the Supreme Court.

Twelve-string guitarist, singer and songwriter Reed has been a touring musician for more than 30 years and played in concerts coast to coast across the United States and Canada, as well as through appearances on "A Prairie Home Companion," ABC's "Good Morning America," NPR's "Morning Edition," and the list goes on.

She also has done commercial voiceover work.

Her catalog of more than 200 songs has been covered by other artists as well.

She has the distinction of having penned the most songs that include the words "pronto pup." Her album "Songs for Minnesota" features all five fair songs.

She began teaching herself how to play the guitar at age 12 and has been a performer for her entire adult life. Growing up with two older brothers, she was influenced by whatever they were listening to — Kingston Trio, early Joni Mitchell, Vanilla Fudge, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys, Beatles, Pete Seeger — plus the writers and singers of her parents' era: Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney.

Griffith, a classical and jazz guitarist, bassist and mandolinist, has performed with Peter Ostroushko, Dean Magraw, Prudence Johnson, Lorie Line, Connie Evingson and more.

Her jazz record "Sambanova" features many of her compositions.

The two have worked together on Reed's theatrical show, "Heroes," and performances of Reed's "Nothing but Class: The Songs of Dorothy Fields."

Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. To reserve tickets, stop in to Crossings at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota or call 507-732-7616. For more information, visit or

If you go ...

Who: Ann Reed and Joan Griffith

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20

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

Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or