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Nov. 1: Rob Meany and Terramara Concert
Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-11-2015
Mankato, Minn. – Rob Meany and Terramara will perform on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Terramara is the brainchild of Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/keyboardist Rob Meany, who formed the group in 1998. Over the last seventeen years the band has released three full-length albums and won numerous awards for songwriting and performance. Critics and fans alike were quick to compare their sound to Steely Dan because of Meany's penchant for writing jazz-influenced rock songs with plenty of harmonic twists and turns.
Following the release of the band’s latest release "Four Blocks To Hennepin," the band undertook a big promotional push. A college radio campaign yielded adds on almost 300 college and public stations, and many top 30 adds. At least 40 stations had Terramara in heavy or medium rotation. The new album has garnered airplay nationwide on XM Radio and been featured on local radio (Cities 97) and TV (KARE 11).
Terramara also won a number of awards recently, including the WB Minnesota-sponsored "Strictly Original" New Music Competition, with two performances broadcast on this prime time TV program.
Out of hundreds of local bands, Terramara was selected by audience vote and by a panel of judges as the overall winner. Rob Meany and Terramara earned second place honors in the Billboard Songwriting Contest for their song "Goodbye", Grand Prize in the Positive Pop Song Contest for their song "Outrunning Headlights", and Top Five Finalist in the Independent Music Awards (IMA) for their song "Running Down The Avenue"
General admission to the concert is $12 and $11 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.
For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.