“The Heckatites” is a Minnesota based coffee house acoustic duo that was formed in 2017 consisting of Jason Law and Jason Faye. Jason and Jason met in 2014 while attending McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul in the music production program. Their friendship formed quickly after they discovered that they were both military veterans.
Laura MacKenzie has learned from many noted tradition bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a master folk artist. She has received numerous honors and performing arts awards for her participation and dedication in this realm of music, including being selected for the original Cherish The Ladies series, featuring noted women in Irish music in America. Laura was also awarded a Bush Foundation Fellowship in Traditional and Ethnic Performing Arts, one of the nation’s most prestigious artists awards.
Laura performs and teaches on an array of wind-powered instruments, including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border greatpipes, French cornemuse, medieval greatpipes, gemshorn and voice. Enjoying a richly varied career in traditional music, Laura has performed and recorded with diverse ensembles, worked with theatrical productions and for public radio, and has performed at festivals across the United States.
She can be heard on a multitude of recordings and on several documentaries. Laura currently performs solo, with Northern Gael, Ross & MacKenzie, Willow Brae (harp and winds), Dáithí Sproule, and with her new ensemble, Brass Lassie.
“Wielding an array of whistles, pipes and concertina, she balances prodigious abilities with a maturity and overall expertise” – fROOTS (U.K.)
“High Priestess of Celtic music” – Minnesota Public Radio
For additional information, please visit: www.lauramackenzie.com
Contact Laura at: 651-398-5055 Email: email@example.com
Riley & Howe are two Midwestern boys searching for a bigger sound and pushing their idea of rock music as far as they can. They met in a Chicago warehouse, and put their strong work ethic to use writing song after song. The drums are off-kilter and banging, the guitar is just as likely to be clean or effect-driven, the vocals loop and stack to create washes of sound, and music veers from one end of the dynamic range to the other. In fall 2017 they head West for their first tour~ catch them while you can.
WILKINSON JAMES have been performing their distinctive blend of blues, folk, and honky-tonk in and around the Twin Cities area since singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber first met up in 2008. A fan once described their original songs as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash.” Over time the simple folk duo evolved into a band, as the addition of a saxophonist and a dobro player expanded the Wilkinson James sound to include touches of swing, torch, and alt-country. Their most recent record, “Abandon,” was released on St. Paul’s House of Mercy Recordings in Fall 2016 and features a moody collection of original songs that show the growing stylistic range of the group.