Seed Savers benefit concert Aug. 5

Five talented and inspiring musicians, one great location, and one very worthy cause. Singers and songwriters Lisse, William Elliott Whitmore, David Huckfelt, Dave Moore, and Annie Humphrey will take the stage on Saturday evening, Aug. 5, at Heritage Farm in Decorah, for a lively outdoor concert to support Seed Savers Exchange’s nonprofit mission.

Tickets can be purchased at
The concert offers the perfect chance to take in the natural beauty of the Driftless Area while enjoying truly memorable music and supporting a great cause. All concert proceeds will help fund Seed Savers Exchange’s work to steward Americaʼs culturally diverse and endangered garden and food-crop legacy for present and future generations.

Elisabeth Maurus—known by her stage name, Lissie—is an American folk rock singersongwriter who lives in the Driftless Area. In 2010 Paste magazine named her the best new solo artist of the year. Lissie has released five studio albums, two live albums, a piano compilation album, and six EPs. Her latest album, Carving Canyons, was released in 2022. (website:
William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist from Lee County, Iowa. He has released six full-length albums that seamlessly meld country, blues, folk, and punk styles and that feature his distinctive, deep baritone voice. (website:
Singer/lyricist David Huckfelt is the founding front man of Minneapolis indie-folk favorite The Pines. His latest record, Room Enough, Time Enough, cultivates the themes of restoring balance, striving for peace and equality, redeeming the marginalized, and remembering the forgotten. (website:
Native Iowan Dave Moore is known for his elegant songwriting and instrumental prowess on blues guitar, button accordion, and harmonica. His album Breaking Down to 3 features songs with vivid imagery that paint a picture of the quintessential American journey. Moore performedegularly on the popular MPR show A Prairie Home Companion between 1986 and 2014.
Annie Humphrey is an Anishinaabe folk singer and songwriter from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota. She discovered as a child that playing the piano and guitar came easily to her, and she began writing songs as a young adult. Her family inspires her spirit and her music. (website:

Date: Aug. 5, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. concert; 5 p.m. gates open; 6 p.m. Diane Ott Whealy gives garden tour
Location: Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA 52101
Tickets:; $40 in advance (by July 30); $45 at the gate
The concert will be held rain or shine. Food vendors and a cash bar will be available onsite.

The nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange stewards Americaʼs culturally diverse and endangered
garden and food crop legacy for present and future generations. We educate and connect people
through collecting, regenerating, and sharing heirloom seeds, plants, and stories.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Decorah Bank and Trust, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, Number
Twelve Cider, Impact Coffee, Terra Chips, and Jongga.

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