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'Diva of the Dakotas' Performing in New York Mills

Submitted photo Andra Suchy will be performing at the cultural center Feb. 9.

Andra Suchy, a frequent guest on "A Prairie Home Companion," and her husband, Andrew, will be giving a concert at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Suchy has made a name for herself singing with such performers as Brad Paisley and Emmylou Harris.

Raised on a farm in North Dakota by folk musicians, Suchy began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself.

Suchy's boot kickin' style and soulful voice are in full force on her Red House Records debut, "Little Heart." Her stellar songwriting and knockout vocals take center stage on the album, which features a tasty mix of infectious melodies and twang-tinged country, rock, pop, folk, and blues. 

Suchy sings music straight from America's heartland. Her songs take audiences on a wild ride of love and heartbreak, from her catchy, "Libertine," to the pop gem "90 MPH." Her prairie country-tune "Little Heart" and her father's song, "Georgianna" are memorable, as are her bluesy/soulful rendition of Neil Young's "Helpless" and her energetic, "Come On In."

Tickets for the cultural center performance are available by calling 385-3339. Admission is also available the night of the show.