"Easily the most original piece of theater I've ever seen in Southern Minnesota."
Rich Larson, editor


"Having loved, and lost, and lived most of my life as a professional musician, it hit home too hard. I felt it. I laughed. I got emotional. I empathized. Three times I thought I knew how it was going to end."
Javier Trejo

"A creative triumph."
Robb Murray, music editor
Mankato Free Press

"A stunning display of raw emotion, vulnerability and chemistry."

Jenny Kapernick
The Ericksons

"A full immersion into hard-travelers and hard-lovers."
Nicole Helget, author
"Stillwater," "The Turtle Catcher."

"Funny, sad, smart and really original."
Jim Walsh, author
"The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting."

Full reviews.

"Concept albums almost always collapse under the weight of their own self-importance, but Tougas succeeds where egos go to fail." - SouthernMinnSCENE

Studio tracks feature Hank and Rita with full orchestration. Here's the deal.  


Hank and Rita & The Frye photos. Run 'em big.


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.