Larry McDonough has been a Legal Aid attorney for almost 20 years, in rural and urban offices around Minnesota. Before law school, he was a high school band director and jazz pianist and he has continued to play ever since.

Since March 5, he has been touring for his CD, which is dedicated to the memory of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, Marcia Wellstone Markuson, Mary McEvoy, Tom Lapic, and William McLaughlin, all of whom died in a plane crash on October 25, 2002.

Both the CD and concerts benefit Wellstone Action, a tax-exempt organization formed to carry on their work. McDonough knew Wellstone for many years, both as an attorney advising him on national housing policy and as a pianist playing at his events. McDonough’s remembrance of them was published around the country last fall, and is posted on his website.

For more information on the CD or tour, go to

McDonough’s schedule includes:

Fri. April 25, 7:00 p.m.

Third Annual Grand Marais Jazz Festival

Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais

(218) 387-1284, (email).

Sun. Apr. 27, 4-7 p.m.

Beaner’s Central

324 N Central Ave., Duluth

(218) 624-5957, (email),

$5 cover.

Fri. May 9, 9-12:30 p.m.

Dakota at Bandana Square

Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, $10 cover

(651) 642-1442, (email), (web).