Music among books

Alabaster Falls, a four-piece acoustic group that plays folk and bluegrass styles, will hit the West Duluth Branch of the Duluth Public Library, 5830 Grand Ave., on Oct. 8 and the main library, 520 W. Superior St., on Oct. 10 for a pair of free performances. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m.

The group, which is on a tour of regional libraries, is comprised of bass, mandolin, guitar and Dobro players who individually can sing lead as well as harmonize as a unit. Their website says they’re “one of the most listenable bands around” and that “they have an easy manner on stage, and a knack for connecting with an audience.”

Both shows are sponsored by the Duluth Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System, and they are funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Go to for more on the band.