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The last week of August marked the 38th National Traditional Country Music Association Festival in LeMars, Iowa.
Local songwriter Sue West of Martell performed 5 shows as part of the festival, and she received her second cd award for excellence in songwriting, folk singing, and recording.
Her first award from NTCMA’s Rural Roots Music Commission was in 2009, for “Sue West Live.”
The 2013 award was for her new cd, “Words Of a Friend.”
Sue said about her journey and the award: “Accolades such as this do not come along every day, and are deeply appreciated. Thanks to those wonderful folks down in Iowa, for the honor, for the camaraderie and great tunes, and for feeling that my music should be preserved and recognized!”
Sue’s 9-year old son Mick West was also recognized, with a Festival Youth prize of a new guitar from Prairie Dream’s music of Kansas.
Hear the Rural Roots Ramblers (including Sue West) perform at the River Falls Bluegrass Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
April 5-7, 2013.
Sue and the Rural Roots Ramblers will be performing from 8 until 11 am at the Southfork Cafe in River Falls.
Words Of a Friend, Sue West’s seventh album, and her first collaborative recording effort, was created at Arabica Studios in Minneapolis.
There will be a cd release concert Sunday, March 17, noon – 2 pm, at Rush River Lutheran Church, 8623 Cy. Rd. Y, River Falls, WI. Sue will present the songs from the album, in concert with Dakota Dave Hull on baritone guitar, and Dan Newton on accordion. The cd will be for sale for $15 apiece, and light refreshments will be served. Please come join us!
In preparation for her cd release concert, Sue will appear on WPR 88.3 FM – Spectrum West – at 5 pm Friday night, March 15.
CDS can always be purchased directly, by sending a check for $16 to:
PO Box 146
Spring Valley, WI 54767