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Neal, Leandra to perform holiday concert Dec. 4

Neal and Leandra will give a holiday concert at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Cultural Center, 218-385-3339 for $12 in advance. Night of concert tickets are $15. Seating is open at 6:30 p.m. and there is no reserved seating. Don't miss this special opportunity to hear Neal and Leandra on their return to the Cultural Center after several years away.

The Washington Post says, "as songwriters, Neal & Leandra have clearly mastered the art of saying more with less." The Minneapolis StarTribune says, "listening to Leandra Peak's distinctively husky and lustrous voice might be as heavenly as listening to angels," and, "Neal Hagberg writes inspired originals." And the Victory Review of Seattle writes that Neal & Leandra have "one of the most sensuous mix of voices I've heard."

Sometimes people have to work to find them or their eight cds: Old Love, Hearts & Hammers, Accidental Dreams, Stranger to my Kin, Listen to the Angels, Bridge Rail, A Dreamer's Holiday: A Tribute to Perry Como, and Angels And Fools: A Christmas Collection Volume 2. But tens of thousands of fans have found them, nonetheless, and their audience is fiercely loyal. The simplicity and directness of their songs is both disarming and elegant. The songs are layered with textures of everyday life and love. This - combined with their remarkable blend and funny stories - connects with people's own experiences in a way that keeps them coming back for more and bringing friends the next time around.

When they are not touring or recording, Neal & Leandra reside in Minneapolis with their daughter, Madeline, where Neal plays a lot of basketball and Leandra reads many books.