By Derek Lynch
After an opening act consisting of Mike Munson’s thick, gritty, and almost tangibly mountainous traditional blues singing accompanied by his slide guitar and a washboard, Jake Ilika and Joel Ward took the stage almost immediately. Continue reading
Someone is having fun making and playing music.
Undeniably herself, Ellis has put out another great album of songs. Watch the video, to get a sampling of the new songs.
By Ann Treacy
It’s hard not to like a band that’s had a beer named after them. While Paper Days’ music stands on its own, a beer connection is never a bad thing. Day Block Brewing named an American Pale Ale after Paper Days last fall. An American Pale Ale is a good fit for a young, modern folk band. They started with six on stage, ended with ten and seemed to have at least two instruments for everyone. It was like a big melting pot with plenty of room for more hops. Continue reading
CD for purchase here
or at your favorite Minneapolis and St. Paul record stores.
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New release from Gabriel Douglas out today!
by Derek Lynch
To warm up the crowd on a freezing Thursday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Joe Pug invited local super-duo Dusty Heart to play a set consisting of covers, originals, and pure Americana soul. Minnesota folk heroes Molly Dean and Barbara Jean quietly and confidently took the stage without introduction, plugged in, and tuned before the crowd realized anything was happening. Within seconds of their opener, “the River,” the audience was taken on a trip to Appalachia and the far North where music happens in circles around a jug of whiskey with family and close friends. The original song was reminiscent of the storytellers that define Americana music-I couldn’t help but be reminded of Gillian Welch’s light, rhythmic guitar and Alison Krauss’s ethereal voice. Continue reading
Join Dan Israel on Friday, December 4 to celebrate the release of his 13th studio album called “Dan.” Special guests will join Israel for this night of music and celebration. No cover charge for this show, a tip jar will be passed around, pay what you want.
331 Club. Friday, December 4. 10:00 pm. 21+. No cover.