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Jeremy Messersmith, Pines, Dean Magraw to bring healing vibes to ‘Concert for a Cause’

Jeremy Messersmith performs last summer at Rock the Garden. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

On June 26, Regions Hospital will present a “Concert for a Cause” featuring the Pines, Dean Magraw and headliner Jeremy Messersmith. Held at the O’Shaugnessy in St. Paul, the benefit concert will support the Regions Hospital Complementary Care Therapies department and the Evan Ormasa-Hiendlmayr Healing Arts Program.

The show will be Jeremy Messersmith’s last performance in Minnesota before he kicks off the rest of his Supper Club house show tour on July 20, with stops along the West Coast and Midwestern regions until August 4. He’ll be keeping busy as he will also teach a songwriting class at the MacPhail Center for Music in July. His latest album Heart Murmurs drew attention from the likes of NPR and Time magazine, which named him one of 14 artists to watch in 2014. Messersmith has hinted that he’ll be playing new songs on tour this summer.

Rounding out the lineup are roots-oriented acts the Pines and Dean Magraw. Following the Pines’ EP Pasture: Folk Songs last May, the folk band has another album in the works for Fall 2015. Meanwhile, guitarist Dean Magraw released his latest album Fire on the Nile in 2014 with drummer Eric Kamau Gravett.

According to the Regions Hospital press release, funds will go towards new therapies including aromatherapy, acupuncture and art therapy supplies. Since 2007, the Complementary Care Therapies department has provided therapy through massages, music and other energy-based techniques. The department also organizes other healing opportunities, such as guided walking art tours and interactive art projects.

For tickets and other information, click here.

Jackie Renzetti is a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is an A&E reporter at the Minnesota Daily