Events

Feb
16
Fri
Eugine Roszo
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Eugine Roszo is a local Ukrainian born singer/songwriter and recording artist performing under the name “Roszo”. His original content is heavily influenced by his upbringing in Northeast Minneapolis, and by his connection to dance, painting, and creative writing. Roszo released his first EP worldwide in 2016, which quickly earned him a following on Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram.  His dance-infused music video for the title track “Give it All” received acclaim from the Minnesota dance community, and a live presentation of the choreography (performed by Roszo himself) was included in the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Roszo has studied songwriting under Judy Stakee at her workshop in San Francisco, guitar with Minnesota favorite Joey Flip, annually attends the CDbaby DIY musician conference, and is a volunteer with the Minnesota Music Coalition. Roszo is a regular at the Coffee Shop Northeast, Underground Music Cafe, and Blarney’s Downtown. He actively donates his talent to the community and can be seen at fundraisers for various Twin Cities Non-profit organizations. Upcoming engagements include a new EP and video content to be released in 2018.
Website: www.roszo.com/ Facebook: RoszoMusic Instagram: roszomusic Spotify: Roszo

Jazz Standards
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
17
Sat
Cajun Jam!!
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Want to be as happy as this guy?

Git on down to the Cajun Jam! 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-1pm

#moretriangle

Classical Guitar Showcase
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Every 3rd Saturday at the UMC, come hear the more refined side of the guitar.

 

Looking for an excuse to dust off your nylon strings? THIS is IT!

David West
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Marimba Bullies
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Marimba Bullies is a Twin Cities-based marimba ensemble playing upbeat, high-energy music based on the rhythmically complex music of the Zimbabwe mbira tradition. The Bullies’ repertoire consists of traditional African songs as well as arrangements of contemporary music performed in the lively, danceable, and just plain fun style that is unmistakably the Marimba Bullies.

https://www.facebook.com/marimbabullies

Feb
18
Sun
Fiddler Jones
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

John and Chanel Lane fell for each other as they fell into old-time music seven years ago as part of Chicago square dance string band Can I Get An Amen. They have emerged from five years of homesteading in the rural Midwest as a deeply entwined duo, pivoting between traditional songs, fiddle tunes, original material, modern covers, and square dances.

Open Mic hosted by Karen Folman
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
19
Mon
Andrew Spreck
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Andrew Spreck

www.andrewspreck.com

info@andrewspreck.com

phone # upon request

 

Singer/songwriter Andrew Spreck digs deep into classic rock, folk rock, classic country… anything with soul and passion to deliver an inspiring blend of cover songs and original material in live performances, as well as through his two studio recordings.

 

Early in Andrew’s solo acoustic journey, he started using the phrase “keep music live” and he does just that, averaging 40 shows a year—frequently accompanied by a percussionist—with 30 original songs rotating throughout his performances and more songs than he can play in one sitting, Andrew’s set list changes with every show.

 

Spreck is in his 25th year as a performing musician. In 2011 he transitioned from lead guitarist/lead vocalist playing in rock & blues cover bands to blossom into an outstanding solo acoustic artist.

 

While his first solo cd of original music titled “In the distance” is reminiscent of his electrified rock background, it also foreshadows the future with a handful of acoustic-driven songs. The follow-up “Devotion”, released mid-2014 is a true snapshot of the life he’s been living. Roughly half of the songs on Devotion were born directly from the solo acoustic experience.

 

In the electronic age of limitless personal jukeboxes, Andrew’s music celebrates a simpler time when music was honest and earthy.

 

Learn more at: www.andrewspreck.com

Feb
20
Tue
Ray Gilman
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A veteran of the Twin Cities Music scene, Ray has recorded 12 CD’s, played thousands
of live shows, and produced CD’s for other artists in his own recording studio. A multi
instrumentalist Ray sings, plays acoustic and electric guitars, and keyboards. Ray is
heavily influenced by guitarists Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore,
Tony Iommi, David Gilmour, Robin Trower, The Beatles and too many others to list.
Ray started playing guitar at 11 years old and his high school band Crossfire in the mid
70’s became an instant hit booking many gigs even when no one in the band owned a
car. They had to be creative to get transportation to the gigs. In the late 70’s and early
80’s Ray played with the local hard rock group Hotash. A six piece group that started
with nothing and with persistence owned their own large sound and light system and
bus to tour the upper Midwest. Ray’s house and band headquarters in St. Paul Park
hosted legendary parties and jam sessions. After Hotash Ray did a stint as a guitar
slinger playing with a variety of bands and jamming with blues legend Mojo Buford.
In the late 80’s Ray joined Compass a local 5 piece progressive rock band. They
released the CD Broken Man (Ray’s first CD) in 1991. After Compass disbanded Ray
bought his own Tascam 8 track reel to reel recording system and released his first solo
CD Out Of Sight Out Of Mind in 1994 which has now become a collector’s item.
Ray got the live one man band concept after attending a Todd Rundgren concert and
began assembling the backing tracks in his home studio. Ray spent the next few years
travelling and performing as a one man band across the Midwest. After a jam with
friends Pat Swedzinski, Tim Bjerke (from Ray’s former band Compass) and Mike
Giampalo (from Ray’s former band Hotash) TMPR was formed in Lowertown St. Paul
and with the help of Oarfin Records they recorded the CD Live Tantrums live at
Amellia’s in St. Paul in 1994. The band was a hit in the clubs playing Alternative covers
in their set and were probably the first local band to play songs from the now defunct
radio station the Edge. The live shows were high energy and dubbed tantrums by their
followers.
In the late 90’s Ray enrolled in recording school and produced the CD Tales Of Modern
Times. After recording school Ray set up his own studio in his home and recorded a one
man band CD called Evening Sky, inspired by a trip to the Gulf Coast. In July 1998 Ray
with the help of his underage son Brian formed Gilman’s Crossing. Gilman’s Crossing
recorded 3 CD’s and did over one thousand gigs over an 18 year period with changing
players. Ray continued recording solo albums releasing the instrumental CD Altitude in
2005 which got him a good review in the now defunct 20th Century Guitar magazine.
Ray released more solo CD’s Let It Go in 2010 and No Reason in 2015. Ray released a
CD in 2016 called Double Speak and received airplay in the US and Europe. Radio host
Don Campau called it Ray’s strongest work to date.  Dec. 2017 saw the release of Ray Gilman Multiverse a collection of Ray’s work done in various styles Rock, Jazz, Electronic and Carribean.  Ray will be performing as a one man band in 2018.