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Walkin Shoes Tour

Minnesota Public Radio announces Kevin Kling and Dan Chouinard on their Walkin’ Shoes Tour with a stop at the Backus Community Center in International Falls on Friday, May 2.

Full of humor, music and surprises, Walkin’ Shoes brings together Kevin Kling, one of Minnesota’s most significant storytellers, and Dan Chouinard, accordionist, pianist and writer, for tales from the roads they’ve traveled. Throughout their journeys, Kling and Chouinard kindly rely on the strangeness of others to inspire stories and songs.

Kling, who is in his third year of a three year stint as MPR’s Artist-In-Residence, will also participate in an educational workshop at the Falls High School while in town.

About Kevin Kling
Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller. His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. Kevin Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, which deliver hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.

About Dan Chouinard
Pianist, accordionist and occasional storyteller Dan Chouinard is a Minneapolis native who plays, tours and records regularly with an ever-expanding roster of musicians and writers. Dan regularly creates special programs which blend storytelling, interview and music, many of these for Minnesota Public Radio, including “Cafe Europa” and “Mambo Italiano” which have been aired on Twin Cities public televison and broadcast statewide on MPR, as have his frequent radio collaborations with Ann Reed, Peter Ostroushko and Patricia Hampl. He has performed on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and was rehearsal accompanist on the movie set of the Robert Altman-directed movie “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Tune In: Minnesota Public Radio is heard throughout the region, including in International Falls on 88.3 FM (MPR News) and 97.7 FM (Classical MPR). Or stream online at mpr.org.

Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR) operates a 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching more than 900,000 listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services—MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current—produce programming for radio, online and face-to-face audiences. Programs produced by MPR’s parent company, American Public Media™, reach 18 million listeners on more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at minnesotapublicradio.org.  MPR meets all 27 of the Charities Review Council (CRC) Accountability Standards.
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