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Op Ed & Slideshow – The Mad Ripple Hootenanny 10 Year Anniversary – The Cedar Cultural Center 11/10/16

Joe Baumgart Jillian Rae, Terry Walsh, Tony Nelson, Larry Long, David Haugen, Joseph Pettini, Mary Beth Hanson, Nick Hensley, Mayda Pauline, John Louis, Katy Vernon, Martin Devaney, Mary Cutrufello, Sarah E Morris, Vicky Emerson-Wallace, Dan Israel, Nick Leet, Joe Fahey, Michael Ferrier, Brianna Lane, Doug Collins, Brian Drake, Shawn Stelton, Nici Peper, John Magnuson, Sarah Streitz, Jeff Krause, Maya Elena, Jonathan Delehanty

Rebecca Marx Photo Credit David Tanner

Jim Walsh’s Mad Ripple Hootenanny celebrated its 10 year anniversary at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on November 10th, 2016. The host of the Hoot–Jim Walsh, was there to facilitate the post-election feelings and frustrations that the players carried burdensome in their hearts. In fact, many of the people inside of the Cedar had walked along with anti-Trump protestors–Gary Louris of the Jayhawks amongst them–as they journeyed to the show. Continue reading

Event Review – The Warming House Opening Night

MINNEAPOLIS, MN NAY 6: Opening night at the Warming House, featuring Chris Koza and Peter Miller on May 6, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson

“In this era of constant contact, that may be a listening room’s biggest gift-the gift of being there, in harmony with the music and each other.”

By Rebecca Marx

Photo Credit Tony Nelson

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Article-The Warming House

MINNEAPOLIS, MN MARCH 28: Brianna Lane and Greg Neis at the Warming House on March 28, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson

By Rebecca Marx

Photo Credit Tony Nelson

In an era where more music venues are lost each year than we can hope to gain (dozens in Manhattan and London alone), there is good news to share. South Minneapolis will gain a new venue this May. The Warming House will not replace the venerated Nye’s Polonaise Room or Patrick’s Cabaret (which will close May 31st-a new space is pending), but it will provide a unique listening room style venue for the Twin Cities. Continue reading

John Louis CD Release Party + Brianna Lane

Join singer-songwriter John Louis as he debuts “Drift.” John will be backed by his full band including Mike “Razz” Russell (fiddle, mandolin, gypsy guitar); Jimmy Johnson (pedal steel); Brianna Lane (banjo, vocals); Dan Gaarder (bass); and Kris Schaefer (drums). Brianna Lane will open. Aster Café. Saturday, September 26. 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm. $12.

Article – Tucking into “So Sorry” by John Louis

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By Rebecca Marx

John Louis is releasing his CD Drift at the Aster Cafe on 9/26, and I was privileged to possess an advanced copy to dig into. The CD’s title is well chosen, the work is elegantly paced, slow music if you will, and the piece as a whole is beautifully written. After several listens, I found myself struck by its direct lyrics, and especially obsessed by the track: “So Sorry”. I come by my adoration of music in relation to the lyrics first, a lifelong fan of poetry and prose. Continue reading