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Johnson and Magraw­ share Crossings stage

Acclaimed musicians Dean Magraw and Prudence Johnson return to perform at 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 1 in Zumbrota.

Back by popular demand, two well-versed and locally renowned performers are teaming up for a full night of music. Versatile vocalist Prudence Johnson and guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer Dean Magraw take the Crossings stage at 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 1.

Johnson’s 25-year music career has taken her from nightclubs and honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall, from the theater stage to the silver screen — including Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It” and “A Prairie Home Companion” the movie — and from the Midwest to the Middle East.

Minnesota Public Radio listeners will recognize Johnson as a regular on “A Prairie Home Companion” weekly radio show.

Magraw’s career spans 30 years, during which he’s tried his hand at several of the industry’s professions, from guitarist to producer.

The essence of his distinctive style is ever-present, whether he’s performing and recording as a solo artist, leading his ensembles such as the experimental jam band Eight Head, or collaborating with such notables as Irish supergroup Altan, radio and film celebrity Garrison Keillor, jazz bassist Anthony Cox and countless others.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. To reserve tickets, visit, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.