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Manna For Malawi
The 2017 benefit concert with
The Lamont Cranston Band
​is a great success!

​​ We are delighted to have helped raise nearly $35,000 for the Malawi Orphan Project   from benefit concerts in 2015 and 2017 at the Woodtick Inn in Cuyuna, Minnesota sponsored by Immanuel Luthern Church in Crosby, MN. ​​

"A heartfelt thank you for your presence and contributions to our Manna for Malawi event at the Wood Tick Inn in Cuyuna.  Again, it was a huge success!  We raised around $22-$23 thousand dollars that will go for the purchase of farmland to raise corn (maize) to feed the children of the project.  We are truly amazed to see God’s hand at work in all of this.  The farm will be a HUGE piece in helping them provide for themselves, and become self-sustaining.  Once children are fed, then we can focus on getting them to and through school – which is the foundation of real and lasting change and progress in Malawi.   Sadly, Malawi is now THE poorest country in all the world – a very broken place.   So again, thank you for making a real difference and for sharing your time and talents so that poorest of the poor will be fed and nourished.  May God continue to bless you to be a blessing!"

Rev. Paul Mattson, Immanuel Lutheran Church (Crosby, Mn)

MN FoodShare Benefit Concert

We are happy to have raised over $500 for the MN Food Share March Campaign
as a result of our benefit concert on March 16, 2017 at Le Musique Room
in St. Michael, Mn. Thanks to special guest Two Hicks And A Chick and local radio
station, BOB-FM, for their sponsorship and promotional support.

Our latest video release...

  1. Grateful To The Lord
Life can be busy...days can be stressful. It sometimes seems our world is becoming more demanding of our time and energy every day.

Our remedy? Take the time to notice the beauty of this world. No matter how full our lives become...the sun keeps rising, the wind blows, the rain falls, the trees grow, the rivers flow, the stars shine, the birds fly and the animals run...the world keeps turning.

​This project, featuring the song "Grateful To The Lord", captures the words and music of Jeff Pasbrig. The photos and video (with the exception of the time-lapse video) were collected over a period of 3 years by Jim Mellor...simple shots taken to emphasize how simple it is to realize the beauty in this world.

CD sales benefit MN FoodShare!

On Oct. 11, 2013 we held our very first CD Release event at the Nowthen Alliance Church. From that point we made the decision to donate all proceeds from CD sales to  Mn FoodShare .

Then, on Oct. 13, 2015...almost exactly 2 years from that day...we presented Mn FoodShare a donation check of $1,000.

We were only able to do this because of your support. Thanks to all of the venues that have supported our cause and to the fans who have purchased our CD or made a donation.

We ​are honored and blessed to give back and help folks in need!

Sing Me A Story

Check out Jim's original song "The Day I Met You" written in support of the  Sing Me A Story Foundation  which supports children around the world who have become victims to all sorts of circumstances beyond their control. The music was composed and based upon the story written by a young cancer patient, Zachary. You can support this great charity by donating from their website. The song is then yours to download in return. Listen to the song and donate today!

Mpls. Star Tribune Feature

We would like to thank journalist, Shannon Prather for her article in the Mpls. Star Tribune featuring Gravel Roads.

(click on the image to read the article)