The Cadenza All Stars mix of jazz, reggae, and pop warm up a winter evening. Eugene Monnig—owner of St Paul’s Cadenza Music—anchors an ensemble that features Dan Larson on sax, Dave Boyce on bass, Kurt Koefod on percussion, and Monnig on guitar.
Becky sings the Jazz Standards providing a soothing atmosphere with her clear melodic voice.She is accompanied by Joel Sundseth on piano.
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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In the 90’s (and also in the aughts, kinda), John was in a now-defunct Minneapolis honky-tonk band called the Carpetbaggers. If you ever saw them play, he was the one in the middle, between the two bespectacled beanpoles. These days, John still sings and plays that tonkabilly music, backed by guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo – the usual suspects. Joining John at the Underground will be Mike Crabtree (one of the aforementioned bespectacled beanpoles), Alyssa Whiting, and John Wenstrom.
A tight yet classic sound mixing old school country and bluegrass into a web of feel good sounds. Instrumentation is flawless with vocals that take you back to the golden age of Nashville. Sweet harmonies and even a yodel or two are sure to put a smile across your evening.