The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community Songwriters in the round series continues...

For the 23rd time, 3 songwriters were brought in from across the state to perform their original music on the Hallberg Center for the Arts performance stage. As usual, admission is free and the artists will have merchandise and music for sale.  #23 featured Courtney Yasmineh, Tori Evens, and Paavo Kristo.

“Songwriter Courtney Yasmineh returns to the Hallberg Songwriters Series with a new album just released and after just completing two big tours this year.

In Spring of 2019 she toured the Southwest with daughter and fellow music artist Nina Luna. The two played shows from Texas through New Mexico and Colorado. They also filmed a trio of music videos for Courtney’s new release “Songs From The Open Road”. The album came out in September, and Courtney flew with her two bandmates Rob Genadek and Jon James over to Europe where they launched the new album doing fifteen shows in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. In the past month, she hit the road solo and played six shows in Upstate New York, but now she’s finally back in Minnesota for the holiday season. “I’m thrilled to be invited back to the Hallberg stage. As a touring songwriter it’s very gratifying to get to bring my music to people close to home, and to connect with the wonderful listening audience who attend this series is a real treat.”

Tori Evans is an exceptional 17yr old Minneapolis based singer/songwriter. Tori has been writing music as long as she can remember and made her public stage debut at 15 yrs old. Singing of Love, heartache, female empowerment and angry breakups, Tori is a “MUST SEE” rising star in the Minnesota music scene.

Inspired by Lady Gaga, Adele and Amy Winehouse, Tori has a powerful jaw dropping voice that will leave you breathless.

Releasing her first single in May 2019 (“Let Go”) Tori is currently working on her first full album (expected out in May of 2020) Why is local music important to Tori?:

“Minnesota has an amazing local music scene and I’m so blessed to be a part of it! The local music scene provides opportunity for musicians and songwriters to share their art with their community and build relationships that last a lifetime.”

Paavo Kristo is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who records and produces music in his home studio. He is an eclectic musician who draws his influences from a variety of genres and musical artists including Tom Waits, Bjork, Nirvana, Dave Matthews, and Jack Johnson to name a few.  He is currently working on his debut album which is near completion. Paavo pours his heart into the album which encapsulates folk sounds with soft rock and pop influences along with a "few hopefully not-too-cheesy love songs."