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August 8, 2020

Appearing at the Riverview Park Gazebo in Roseau on Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. will be the local group, The Overtones.  The members are Neil Vagle, Randy Holwell, Dale Billberg and Keith Sandland.  They have been performing for over 30 years and sing gospel, secular and patriotic themes.  They have traveled extensively to various venues in the state and beyond at county fairs, churches and special events. 

  Due to COVID, the audience will be capped at 250 so get there early for a spot.  Social distancing and the wearing of masks is recommended.  The Roseau Women of Today Cancer Kickers Team will be selling luminaries for a $5 suggested donation and there will be a  drive-by of the lighted luminaries following the concert.  In addition, there will be a live auction at 6 p.m. prior to the concert.    Roseau Marketplace will be held at the City Center parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m.

  Sponsors for these concerts are Border State Bank, Citizens State Bank, LifeCare Medical Center, R&Q Contracting, Stoskopf Redi Mix, Karl Manufacturing, NW Minnesota Foundation, Roseau Community Fund, NW Regional Arts Council, NW Regional Library and Sam and Jane Evans.

Country – Old Time Rock – Southern Gospel

The Overtones quartet, out of Roseau, Minnesota, has been singing together for over 30 years. Their harmonies and blend have been compared to The Statler Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys.

The Overtones’ first gig, over 30 years ago, was at Greenbush Sheep Days, where they sang “Bill Grogan's Goat. They did a lot of Barbershop type music at first, but have expanded their repertoire to include music of The Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band, Statesmen, Country, Everly Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Neal Sedeka, BJ Thomas, 50's & 60's music as well as many old favorite songs that all enjoy.

They have sung in many locations across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, doing County Fairs, Church services, sung at the Chester Fritz several times,and have been regular performers at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron for the past three years; also this year, during the Labor Day Holiday, where they do three concerts a day—Saturday, Sunday, and Monday-- as well as many other types of celebrations.

The group is made up of Keith Sandland, baritone, who is a building contractor and wood processor. Randy Holwell, lead, is a former owner of a concrete business. Neil Vagle, tenor, is a retired teacher. Dale Billberg, bass, is a semi-retired farmer, hauls gravel and black dirt, and anything else that can be hauled.

During performances, it is easy to see that The Overtones enjoy singing together, and many times the audience is invited to sing along on the familiar songs that all enjoy. Come and enjoy some good easy listening music.


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