11082215_841423475933219_6921883070605151477_o-219x300Folk singer Mel Annala grew up in gritty West Duluth and picked up his first guitar in 1963 at the age of 12. One of his first bands, the Scarcity of Time, included high school friends John Sorenson and Phil Jewell, and the folk trio played protest songs in the late 1960s. Annala has been playing on and off in bands since, and has been performing as a solo artist since 2006. His set lists still echo the sentiment of yesteryears, channeled through his warm vocals and polished acoustic guitar work. His 2012 release In Your Eyes contains a collection of traditional folk covers and originals.

10am Sat 5/7 Chester Creek Café Wine Bar