Ostensoe will perform at Gayville Hall Dec. 13 Jerry Ostensoe, a singer and songwriter from Sacred Heart, MN, will join John and Susan McNeill of Springfield in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Gayville Hall in Gayville.
Ostensoe's songs are inspired by life in the Dakotas and Minnesota, including the musician's two-and-a-half decades as a gandy dancer on the Burlington Northern and Milwaukee railroads.
His recent CD, The Barns Are Still Ringing, includes a song Estelline, named after the small South Dakota town near Watertown, and another titled The Bad River Road, a reference to the road west of Ft. Pierre. A spoken-word cut on the CD is an exuberant recollection of his experiences going to work on the railroad in North Dakota that harkens back to Jack Kerouac adventures.
Ostensoe will perform these and other original tunes, and the McNeills will perform some of their own originals, as well as a seasonal chestnut or two.
Patrons at the concert will be able to sign up for drawings for gifts, including tickets to upcoming shows, that will be given away during the show intermission around 9 p.m.
Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets are $10 at the door or $12.50 for an advance reserved seat. Call 605-267-2859.