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Professional comedian and 'farm boy' tenor to entertain

"Milo Hatzenbuhler," a farm boy-turned-rock-star, will perform comedy and music at the upcoming Sounds of Spirit Lake concert. (Submitted photo)

"Mylo Hatzenbuhler," the original rock 'n' roll farm boy, will entertain July 14 at Sounds of Spirit Lake.

The free, outdoor concert is on the shores of Menahga's Spirit Lake, near the beach. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy high-caliber musicians while overlooking beautiful Spirit Lake. Refreshments are available onsite. The rain venue is the Menahga High School gymnasium.

The show begins at 7 p.m.

Professional musician and entertainer Clyde Bauman is the creator and portrayer of the character "Mylo Hatzenbuhler." Hailing from Bismarck, N.D., Bauman is a classically trained tenor who presents about 150 times a year.

The first half of Friday's program will be the comedic Mylo Hatzenbuhler singing hilarious songs about the woes of farming. The second half of the program will be serious music showcasing Bauman's beautiful tenor voice.

So, who is this character called Mylo Hatzenbuhler?

Hatzenbuhler is the humble farm boy who has become known as the "Strasburg Superstar" to his followers. A fourth generation fictional farm boy, who lives with his fictional wife, Emma, and family on a fictional farm "eight miles east of Strasburg and a half." Mylo S. Hatzenbuhler (the "S" doesn't stand for anything. According to Mylo, his Papa dropped a noodle on the birth certificate) was born on a hot day in August to Alma and Reinie Hatzenbuhler, the second of five children. He grew up in Strasburg, and was just a normal farm boy until that fateful day:  "The news came over the school loudspeaker that Elvis Parsley had died. I was only 15 at the time, but I remember like it was yesterday; I turned to my 5th-grade teacher and said, 'The world needs me.'"

Since that day, Mylo has gone on to "extinguish" himself in the musical world, successfully juggling farming and his rock star career, appearing in 17 states so far. He does concerts throughout the year (except during calving season) and is now known everywhere as North Dakota's biggest rock 'n' roll artist, "The Strasburg Superstar!

This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.