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Canadian quintet, The Bills to perform in Fergus Falls Feb. 14 [UPDATED]

Published 12:56pm Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated 2:58pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Canadian acoustic music super-group, The Bills, are carrying on a long-standing roots/folk/rock tradition this February in a tour through Minnesota, Manitoba and Missouri. They will be performing at A Center for the Arts’ Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., downtown Fergus Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for children/students. (There is also a sustainability fee of $1 added to the listed price of each ticket.) Tickets can be purchased at our box office, by phone at 218-998-ARTS (2787) and online atwww.FergusArts.org.

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.

Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows — these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach.

Since forming in 1996, the band has delighted theatre and festival audiences from Copenhagen to California, thrilling fans with their breathtaking musical explorations and their unscripted onstage wit and charm. In 2006 the band was voted Western Canadian Entertainer of the Year.

Their latest release, “Yes Please,” features some of The Bills’ finest songwriting to date.

The previous two albums, “Let Em Run” and “All Day Every Day,” each garnered JUNO nominations and various awards for outstanding roots recording.

The Glasgow Herald wrote: “The Bills are the biggest blast of fresh air to come out of Canada since The Band.” For more information about The Bills, visit: www.thebills.ca

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