For several years a group of people who love the vigorous traditional music of French-Canada, particularly Québec, have gathered for mutual learning and jamming at the Blackbird Music Store in Minneapolis. The jam is led by well-known fiddler Linda Breitag, who spent years studying and performing Québecois music and culture, and has been generously sharing her knowledge and inspiration with local musicians. The group includes musicians who play fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, mandolin and foot tapping. We welcome musicians of all levels of experience who wish to participate in the magic of Québecois music.
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Once Proud Race is guitarist and songwriter Jim Walsh, often accompanied by musical friends and family, including Bob Tipping on accordion, Grace Walsh on piano, and Emily Walsh on guitar. The band name refers to the human race and its struggles, and came out of a naming contest with the rest of my family. Barely beating out “Stone Cold Gnocchi,” it’s not intended to be taken too seriously. Our music ranges from low-key instrumentals to hard-driving rock and blues, with every song telling a story.
Quinn & Meyer offer an eclectic mix of folk-rock, pop, Irish music, and a few originals. Known for their harmonies and easy chemistry, they always love returning to Underground Music Cafe, one of the Twin Cities’ best listening rooms.
Mary will be performing solo and with her trio Triptych at the Underground Music Cafe. She is a singer/songwriter, choosing stories from a life on the road – always ending her songs with a thread of hope. In addition to guitar, she plays flute and sax. Her songs have influences of jazz and blues, and she also covers a wide selection of familiar songs from the 60’s forward, bringing a fresh, soulful interpretation to her performance. Recently Mary formed the trio Triptych with Stephanie Rice and Sally Heinz. Marty Rice, who has played with Mary for many years, brings his signature, driving bass to the party. Come out to the UMC for a delicious, wood fired pizza, a drink and a song, we’d all love to entertain you…
Threads is a night of art and discussion for the curious, the artistic, and the thoughtful. Each night features a lineup of artists, musicians, and performers sharing their work based on a central theme or topic. Our hope is that you come and think about new ideas and viewpoints all while grabbing a drink and supporting local artists.
Admission is free! We hope to see you there!
Alec Wigdahl is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Richfield, Minnesota. He releases music on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram and has an EP coming out next month on Spotify, iTunes, etc
Nikki and Tessa Behr are local country singing sisters and acoustic guitar players who harmonize and write their own original songs. They also sing covers. In addition to country, they love to yodel and go genre jumping with songs like “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra”, “Only The Lonely” by Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and more.
They currently reside in Andover, Minnesota and have five children: Patrick 23, Tucker 20, Darby 18, Zander 14, and Abigail 12.
They love good coffee, fine wine, good whiskeys and Grand Adventures traveling to far away places!