Booking information for Gene LaFond & Amy Ann Grillo
GENE LAFOND AND AMY GRILLO
Gene and Amy have been writing and performing together since 2012. Since moving to the North Shore of Lake Superior in August of 2014 they have been performing at various music venues along the Shore including the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior, The Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors and the Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth. Their emphasis is on acoustic style duet performances of their original songs as well as unique renditions of some of their favorite artists from Dylan to dirt old country.
Gene LaFond has been writing and performing for over 50 years. He has opened for Bob Dylan and has performed original songs twice, with his pal the late Larry Kegan, at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert (a songwriter showcase put on in San Francisco by Neil for nearly 30,000 fans to raise money for the Bridge School for Disabled Children). Gene has played numerous venues throughout the years in the Twin Cities including several times in the singer-songwriter showcases at the world renowned Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis as well as a dozen or more times with renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera (Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and “Desire” album violinist). Gene has performed with Scarlet at the Hibbing Dylan Days Festival and in Duluth-twice at the UMD Weber Auditorium and in May of 2014 during Dylan Fest at the Sacred Heart Music Center. These shows were benefit performances to save the historic Duluth Armory. Gene has also performed and traveled with legendary folk musician Ramblin Jack Elliott. For more of Gene's story and samples of songs from his two CDs of original music, go to the Discography page of this web site.
Former cowgirl and junk artist Amy Grillo began singing around the campfires and in the bars and music venues of Minnesota's Iron Range. Her ear for harmony and a good story are what give her songs a unique, earthy and relatable feel. Her sweet harmonies and lyrical talent are a perfect compliment to Gene's vocal and guitar picking style.
Gene and Amy are available for house concerts, songwriter showcases, festivals and more intimate coffeehouse/listening room style venues.
Gene and Amy are working on a new CD of their originals which is expected to be completed in early spring.
CONTACT & BOOKING INFORMATION
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gene's cell: 612-865-5447
Amy's cell: 218-969-5146
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