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Published January 13 2011

Weekend Watch: Caroline Smith and Riesage

Saturday

For someone originally from Detroit Lakes, Minn., Caroline Smith’s Fargo shows are few and far between, but a rare treat with her lilting vocals, dreamy, acoustic tunes and even a spirited, stripped-down straight-up cover of Dr. Dre’s “Explosive.” Now a Minneapolitan, the folksinger makes her first return to local stages in 18 months Saturday at the new Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Bassist Jesse Schuster from her backing band, The Good Night Sleeps, accompanies her at this all-ages show. Cover is $5, with Riesage opening at 8 p.m. (701) 478-7337.