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“There’s a tiny town out in the broken ground where the young folks don’t hang around too long …’’ — Broken Ground, Charlie Roth, 2010

Songwriter, musician carries his Madison upbringing overseas


Charlie Roth made his getaway like so many others, signing up with the military right out of high school.

“I had to leave Madison. I always felt that I needed to go out and see the world,’’ said Roth, now 57, and living outside of St. Cloud.

These days, Roth is helping the world to see Madison and rural Minnesota.

This June the full-time musician and songwriter will be returning to Europe for his third tour.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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