Acoustic Legends Detroit Lakes
Historic Holmes Theatre Matinee Performance
“Minnesota Acoustic Music Master,” (Star Tribune) and Emmy Award-winning, Michael Monroe, performs an evening of warm-hearted “folk-pop acoustic favorites” by James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King as well as Peter, Paul and Mary as well as his original tunes and LIVE-Looping. Singing and playing guitars built on the North Shore with 200 year-old wood from the bottom of Lake Superior and flutes of crystal and bamboo. He may have an Irish tune to spare on this auspicious St. Patrick’s Day!
From vinyl to digital, Michael Monroe is now in his 6th decade of performing nationally in concert, festival, corporate and educational settings. He has travelled many miles since his first paid performance for an audience of 4000 in Asbury Park, NJ and recording his first demo over 4 decades ago in a “chicken coop” studio owned by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.
Michael’s unique creation of music leaves his audiences mesmerized as he blends his rich vocals, guitar, bamboo and crystal flutes, combining musical styles of acoustic folk and jazzy reggae. Michael’s original music and compelling energy bring a powerful style that is as much fun as it is innovative…music and technology working together powered by creativity… and he recycles his music LIVE on stage as master LIVE Looper since 1990. His soulful performance delights and inspires.
Michael Monroe has performed his original music for five decades. His hand-crafted Seaton guitars are made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior. These “works of art,” his rich vocals and crystal/bamboo flutes showcase his signature mellifluous sound. Twin Cities living is his thing these days following 28 years on the North Shore in Grand Marais and Hovland..he shared his Log Cabin Concerts in his log home for 17 years with audiences who came from round the world to attend!