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Songwriters in the Round #27 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts.

Video by Jack Doepke
Chisago Lakes Public TV

Every two months we bring in songwriters from across Minnesota and Wisconsin to perform their original music in the intimate setting of the Hallberg Center for the Arts, an old turn of the century church that's been repurposed. 

Featuring Sarah Morris, Ted Hajnasiewicz, and Cathie English!

Sarah Morris...

Sarah Morris has a habit of missing the forest. From the day the Minneapolis based singer-songwriter picked up a guitar, armed with the bone-deep memory of her parents’ well-loved record collection and rooted in the storytelling fire of a Mary Chapin Carpenter tune, she’s been too busy crafting love letters to the details of the trees. Sarah’s endearingly honest, expertly penned songs encourage audiences to pull away from the big picture and get caught up in the magic of our everyday minutia, the rainy day ache in her sunlit voice granting us permission to escape into stories at once hauntingly familiar and uniquely her own. 

Ted Hajnasiewicz...

Driven to write the perfect song, Minneapolis-born singer/songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz (Hi-Nah-SHEV-Its) performs with a magnetizing honesty and reflective tone that speaks to the very essence of the human spirit.​

Over the course of just three years, Ted has relesaed five albums, two EPs, and a slew of singles and collaborations.  His latest, "It's Fine", is his most honest collection of songs to date.

Cathie English...

Cathie English is a folk singer/songwriter that dwells in Central Minnesota where the winters are long.. . Writing beautifully crafted songs accompanied with her distinctive American fingerstyle technique . Woven through her music is a reverence for nature and the honest storytelling emblematic of the folk genre. She's performs at festivals and venues throughout throughout Minnesota.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Hallberg Family Foundation

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.