Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo Concert on the Terrace
July 9, 2015
Gene LaFond has been writing and performing for over 50 years. He has opened for Bob Dylan and has performed original songs twice, with his pal the late Larry Kegan, at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert (a songwriter showcase put on in San Francisco by Neil for nearly 30,000 fans to raise money for the Bridge School for Disabled Children). Gene has played numerous venues throughout the years in the Twin Cities including several times in the singer-songwriter showcases at the world renowned Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis as well as a dozen or more times with renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera (Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and “Desire” album violinist). Gene has performed with Scarlet at the Hibbing Dylan Days Festival and in Duluth-twice at the UMD Weber Auditorium and in May of 2014 during Dylan Fest at the Sacred Heart Music Center. These shows were benefit performances to save the historic Duluth Armory. Gene has also performed and traveled with legendary folk musician Ramblin Jack Elliott.