Brad Cattadoris is a Twin Cities Singer/Songwriter performing original music on acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars. Hisoriginal ballad / pop music is about love and lifestyle’s better moments. His favorite chord Dmaj7 shows up in a few of his originals as well as the covers he performs. He covers a variety of pop/rock artists to ensure old and new music genres in his show. Visit Brad’s website BradCattadoris.com or his Facebook Music page. Sally Heinz has performed in duos, trios and bands celebrating folk and country songwriters with vocal lead and harmonies. She is also very comfortable playing theflute and the 12 string guitar in her shows as a solo artist or as an accompaniment.
…this St. Paul singer/songwriter has come up with a diamond in the rough, well-crafted richly romantic, Jayhawks-evolving country-folk recorded with loving clarity…”
Jon Bream. Star Tribune (Mpls, MN) Jan 2009. For Sometimes
Erik Brandt has been the ringleader of the award-winning eclectic Twin Cities-based Urban Hillbilly Quartet since 1995. By night, he plays music. By day, he teaches English and Journalism at Harding High School in St. Paul. He’s played in venues all over the USA, Canada, Australia, and on various street corners throughout Europe. He’s also taught high school Shakespeare, rudimentary grammar, haikus and standardized test prep.
On stage, Erik performs mainly original material drawn from the Americana vein. Most of his original tunes can be found on the eight albums he’s recorded with the UHQ and his two solo albums: Green Eyed Alone and, his latest, Sometimes. When choosing covers, he pulls liberally from the catalogs of Bob Dylan, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Cash, and other Americana heroes. As a multi-instrumentalist, Erik switches between acoustic guitar, piano and accordion during performances.
His music has been influenced by and compared to: Americana powerhouses The Jayhawks, Gillian Welch, and Uncle Tupelo; Georgia’s Vigilantes of Love; Britain’s The Waterboys; Australia’s Paul Kelly; Canada’s Bruce Cockburn; and folk/jazz stars David Grisman, Paris Combo and Tin Hat Trio.
Though Erik mostly performs solo, he is often joined by guests from UHQ and other bands on stage. The combination of his different instruments, songwriting talent and musical guests makes his live performances dynamic and unique.
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Christopher Title hosts this monthly Literary Open Mic event. Bring your poetry or prose and share the company of your fellow writers.