Aces & Eights

Aces & Eights classic country music duo Harland Allen of Sturgis, South Dakota, and Klemme native Kim Bachman of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, are touring in support of their award-winning self-titled CD.

Kim Bachman will return to North Iowa as part of the classic country music duo, Aces & Eights.

Bachman and her music partner, Harland Allen, are on their CD release tour, which covers five states and 28 venues.

Their first stop in Iowa is Donna’s Lounge in Meservey, where they’ll play from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. They will also play from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Pit Row in Hampton.

Bachman, a Klemme native, moved to the Black Hills 14 years ago and lives in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Allen is from Sturgis.

The two enjoy the roots of country music and take great pleasure in making a contribution to keeping that sound alive. With a variety of instruments from guitar to mandolin to banjo, they play the old familiar tunes along with a select few new selections.

Bachman sings lead and plays mandolin. Allen plays guitar and sings harmony.

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Their self-titled CD, “Aces & Eights,” has been named the 2016 Rural Music CD of the Year by the National Traditional Country Music Association for its traditional sounds.

The award will be presented by the Rural Roots Music Commission during the 41st National Old Time Acoustic Music Festival Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars.

The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, on the main stage. They will perform after the awards ceremony as well as on the secondary stages throughout the weekend.

“Aces & Eights” has also been named CD of the year by the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo will be honored during the 13th annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

Their first professional music videos were recently released by sodak.tv (www.facebook.com/sodakdottv) from Rapid City, South Dakota.

For more information, visit www.acesandeightsmusic.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Aces8music.

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