“diva of the Dakotas” Saturday, February 9th

Andra SuchyAndra Suchy and her husband Andrew are giving a concert at the Center in New York Mills on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available by calling the Center at 218-385-3339.  Admission is $12 advance reservation and $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5.

As a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion Andra Suchy has made a name for herself singing with such performers as Brad Paisley and Emmylou Harris.  Click on Andra’s photograph to visit her website.

Raised on a beef and wheat farm in North Dakota by folk musicians, Andra Suchy began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself as one of the finest vocalists around.

Andra Suchy’s boot kickin’ style and soulful voice are in full force on her stunning Red House Records debut Little Heart. Andra’s stellar songwriting and knockout vocals take center stage on these 11 tracks. Backed by a killer ensemble of musicians including Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show) and Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) Little Heart is a tasty mix of infectious melodies and twang-tinged country, rock, pop, folk, and blues.

Named after the river that runs near her hometown of Mandan, ND, Little Heart is music straight from America’s heartland. Exploring the country’s small towns and backroads, Andra takes us on a wild ride of love and heartbreak from the catchy opener “Libertine,” to the pop gem “90 MPH.” Her prairie country-tune “Little Heart” and her father’s song “Georgianna” are standouts alongside her bluesy/soulful rendition of Neil Young’s “Helpless” and the album’s energetic closer “Come On In.”