Events

Apr
23
Sun
The She Shells
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The She Shells

A cooperative project by Thea Ennen and Lisa Kane

Apr
24
Mon
PJ Story Telling
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Bring the kids and get cozy for PJ Storytelling!

Apr
25
Tue
Bluegrass Showcase w/Sarah Cagley – Suggested Cover $5
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Sarah Cagley  hosts this monthly showcase devoted to Bluegrass and Old Time music.
As a guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist and Appalachian clogger, Sarah’s diverse network of talented players provides a rich and wholesome music series you’re sure to enjoy.

Apr
27
Thu
Jim Kessler
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Kessler/Acoustic Folk Rock Classics

 

I sing songs that people want to hear— those with great melodies and harmonies—songs from The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Byrds, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, The Eagles, Tom Petty and countless others.

 

I have sung in many local pubs, wine bars and coffeehouses for more than 30 years.

I have performed for small audiences and I have performed to a full house of 12,000 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

 

Two years at the MacPhail School of Music and six years in the lead section of the internationally famous Minneapolis Commodores men’s chorus taught me much about vocal technique.

 

When famous musicians are interviewed they are often asked; “What would you be doing if you had not made it big?” They answer; “I would be performing at some local pub in my hometown.” Well, I am singing at many small pubs in my hometown.    

And, loving every minute of it!

Jim Kessler & Company
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Jim Kessler/Acoustic Folk Rock Classics

 

I sing songs that people want to hear— mostly from the late ‘60s to the late ‘70s and beyond—songs from The Kingston Trio, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Byrds, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty, CSN&Y and countless others.

 

Two years at the MacPhail School of Music and six years in the lead section of the internationally famous Minneapolis Commodores men’s chorus taught me much about vocal technique.

 

I have sung in many local pubs and coffee houses. I have performed for small audiences and I have performed to a full house of 12,000 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

 

When famous musicians are interviewed they are often asked; “What would you be doing if you had not made it big?” They answer; “I would be singing at some local pub in my hometown.” Well, I am singing at many small pubs in my hometown.

And loving every minute of it!

 

jkmsp@comcast.net                                                                                        763-424-3410

 

http://jimkessler.sundancesound.com/

 

 

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Apr
29
Sat
Lisa Kane
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lisa Kane is a Twin Cities based singer-songwriter with four full-length recordings to date.  Her music is a combination of folk-like southern rock and country blues.  Her lyrics and compositions are reminiscent of songwriters from the sixties and she most definitely has a fondness for storytelling.  She is known for her ability to highlight the female experiences, need for social justice and infatuation with life’s dark alley demons.  Lisa credits Bob Dylan, the Cowboy Junkies, Bonnie Raitt, The Band and Led Zeppelin as musical influences and has been fortunate enough to win not only a few songwriting awards, but receive significant local airplay as well.

 

Apr
30
Sun
Cyrus Wolff
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Cyrus Wolff is a versatile guitarist with influences ranging from classical and jazz to flamenco, latin and folk. Cyrus has performed in festivals and concert venues throughout the United States and Spain as a solo artist and as a member of the award winning performing group the Fandazzi Fire Circus. Cyrus has a BA degree in music from the University of St. Thomas, where he studied with Dr. Christopher Kachian.

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Shoop!
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Shoop! is a vocal jazz group that puts new twists on old standards with a sound that’s a nod to The Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices.  www.shoopjazz.com

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May
3
Wed
Lisa Deguiseppi & Don Hoover
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don Hoover:  Original musician hailing from Minneapolis Minnesota, his music features folk and bluegrass influences as well as inspiration from Jimi Hendrix. Don has been playing for several years now.

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Lisa Deguiseppi: Original musician and Minneapolis resident, her music is of the ‘easy listening’ indie style, with two albums titled ‘Invincible’ and ‘Turning Pages’

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May
5
Fri
House of Mercy Recordings Presents: Erik Brandt & The Urban Hillbilly Quartet
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Erik Brandt and The Urban Hillbilly Quartet

“These concrete jungle hayseeds from the wind-whipped plains of St. Paul are fervent eclectics, liable to wander into funk,
Arabic, or Irish music at the drop of a hi-hat.  But their true allegiance is to bands like the Flying Burrito Brothers
and their descendents, who like to mash together country, bluegrass, and rock n’ roll.”
Rick Mason.  October 2003.  City Pages.  (Mpls, MN)

It started as a jam session in 1995 in a now burnt-out St. Paul hole-in-the-wall bar.  Over 18 years later, the Urban Hillbilly Quartet has grown into an award-winning Twin Cities-based ensemble that delivers an eclectic mix of musical styles, blending electric guitar, piano, accordion, bass and drums.  On stage, the Hillbillies perform mainly original material–most of which can be found on their eight albums—especially their latest: 2008’s Bring in the Sails.

Their music has been influenced by: Midwest powerhouses The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo; UK’s Grand Drive; Canada’s Bruce Cockburn; and folk/jazz star David Grisman.  UHQ has been compared to R.E.M., The Grateful Dead and The Waterboys.

The core of the band is Erik Brandt (guitar, accordion, piano, lead vocals), Jeremy Szopinski (electric guitar), Dave Strahan (electric guitar, banjo, vocals), Mike Schultz (bass) and Jim Orvis (drums) who have been performing together in the UHQ all over the United States and overseas.