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Bluegrass band with local roots to play Toledo

Finnders and Youngberg show June 28 at Wieting Theatre

June 20, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

An Iowa tour swing for the bluegrass band Finnders & Youngberg includes a local stop and a local native.

Mike Finders is lead singer of the band and grew up in Marshalltown. He is also the principal songwriter and guitarist for the group. The band plays the Wieting Theater in Toledo at 7 p.m. June 28.

Finnders & Youngberg is a five-piece acoustic band which focuses on Americana and bluegrass music. It is based in Colorado and also includes the married couple Aaron Youngberg and Erin Youngberg, Rich Zimmerman and Ryan Drickey.

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The bluegrass band Finnders and Youngberg will play a June 28 show at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo. At center in the photo is Mike Finders, a Marshalltown native now living in Colorado. Other band members pictured are, from left, Erin Youngberg, Rich Zimmerman, Aaron Youngberg and Ryan Drickey.

"All of us are traditional bluegrass musicians," Finders said. "All five of us take that art form pretty seriously and we do mostly original songs. We've always tried to be artists."

The group is also touring Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington this summer.

"We're going coast to coast," Finders said.

Fact Box

Finnders & Youngberg Iowa schedule

June 21 - Whiskey River Bar, 108 Main St., Sioux Rapids, 8 p.m.

June 22 - Caradco Warehouse, 955 Washington St., Dubuque 7 p.m.

June 23 - Prairie Moon Winery, 3801 W 190th St., Ames, 3 p.m.

June 25 - Bluegrass Tuesdays, 201 N. Howard, Indianola (Courthouse Lawn),

6:30 p.m.

June 26 - The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, co-bill with

the Burlington Street Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m.,

June 28 - Wieting Opera House, 101 S Church St., Toledo, 7 p.m.

June 29 - Prairie Days, Bandstand on the Square, Prairie City, 7 p.m.

Finders said he is looking forward to the Toledo show.

"Returning to Iowa is really great and I'm super proud of this band," Finders said.

Tickets for the show are $10 and at the door only. Half of the proceeds of the show go to the renovation fund of the Wieting Theatre.



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