Boundary Water Boys present free ’60s & ’70s music Thursday in TRF

by markjohnson on June 10, 2013

Pioneer 90.1 Presents Pat and Donna Surface and the Boundary Water Boys with “Remember When – Songs of the 60’s and 70’s – a happening that’s fun for the whole family, Thursday, June 13, 7PM, Floyd B. Olson Park, Thief River Falls.

Return to a time when the lyric and melody were the essence of a song as you take this entertaining and nostalgic musical journey with Pat and Donna and their talented guests. Reminisce to old favorites that will bring back memories of bell bottoms, Woodstock, and when gas was 34 cents a gallon!


Groove to the timeless music of: John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Fogelberg, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, The Eagles, America, (and more). These are our classics – lyrics and melodies that are imbedded in our DNA…songs we know so well we are compelled to sing-a-long to them. So, do that with Pat, as you cut through the hazy marching of time and bring the past back into focus. Remember when…

Featuring music from Pat’s Songwriter CD series, and his new album, Little Folk Songs. During the concert you will be treated to nostalgic favorites from the 60’s and 70’s – great familiar sing-a-longs from Pat and The Boundary Water Boys’ 4 best-selling CDs: Songwriter, Songwriter Too, Songwriter Three and Songwriter Four, and Pat’s new album, Little Folk Songs.

Donna Surface says, “We have been developing the show for 2 years, with variations, and people love it. They really enjoy revisiting songs they couldn’t wait to hear on the radio or from their beloved vinyl LPs back in the day. There are so many ‘Oh wow, I LOVED that song!’ moments throughout the show. The late 60’s into the 70’s was a pivotal era in so many ways, and woven through the music in this show are reminders of what it was like to be usthen…as I recall the events and pop culture that shaped that time.


 Pat Surface – Award-winning singer/songwriter and leader of the Boundary Water Boys. Pat is the founder of Spiritwood Music of The Boundary Waters, an acoustic record label based in Ely,

Doc Rob Mattson – A noted chiropractic sports physician who plays a hot acoustic bass, lead guitar, and contributes sweet vocal harmonies in the Boundary Water Boys.

John Ely – An award-winning steel guitarist (and dobro player) with many hit songs, two Grammys, three other Grammy nominations, and numerous recordings and TV appearances to his credit.

Terry Mattson – Playing percussion and singing background vocals for the Boundary Water Boys, Terry also performs at churches with his brother and fellow Boundary Water Boy, Doc Rob.

Jeff Menten – Jeff plays smokin’ violin and mandolin for the Boundary Water Boys. He has won many awards at the Minnesota Country Music Association competition, including Instrumentalist of the Year.

Donna Surface, a Performance Artist in Sign for The Hearing Impaired (a combination of American Sign Language, dance and dramatic interpretation), will also be performing with the Boundary Water Boys.


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