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Presentation by Singer/Songwriter Eric Peltoniemi (FACA)

March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Presentation by Singer/Songwriter Eric Peltoniemi (FACA)

The March 16th 7:00pm  FACA program at the International Institute of MN will feature, Eric Peltoniemi, singer, songwriter, guitarist, lyricist and composer for the music theater, and Grammy-winning record producer and record label executive.  His love for music began in the 1960s in the small town of Wadena, MN when as a teenager he began performing on his grandma’s old guitar at county fairs, dances, township halls…and even boxing matches. Early on – inspired by his heritage and Finnish-speaking friends and relatives – he added Finnish songs to his act and spent several years performing across the United States, Canada, and northern Europe.  

His original songs have been recorded by numerous American and Finnish folk artists.  Recently, his original song “Punainen” became a centerpiece in the acclaimed 2017 Finnish/Estonian film “Ikitie.” Eric also performs the song in the film.

 Eric will be presenting songs and anecdotes about his life-long music career.  All are welcome.  Coffee and conversation will follow.

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website:
http://finnfaca.org/

Organizer

FACA – Finnish American Cultural Activities
Phone:
(651) 429-3319
Email:
pamela.rahkola@comcast.net
Website:
http://www.finnfaca.org/

Venue

International Institute of MN
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN United States
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