Tag Archives: Katy Vernon

Interview – Cobey Rouse – ComeToUnity Artists & Action Concert Series

Rebecca Marx

There is a resistance happening in the hearts and minds of many in our country, and right here at home Cobey Rouse, the frontman for the local band batterboy has created ComeToUnityArtists & Action Concert Series to build a community for the purpose of making positive change. The first concert is happening on February 26th at The Nomad World Pub to support the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). To learn more about ComeToUnity, Rift spoke to Rouse about it. Continue reading

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 Preview – Uke Fest 2016 – Vieux Carre 10/14


This year’s Uke Fest has crossed the Mississippi to land squarely in Saint Paul at the Vieux Carré Jazz club. How fitting as 2016 is the “Year of Music” in our capital city! This is the festival’s fifth year, and the fourth year that finds local ukulele songstress Katy Vernon at its helm. Continue reading

Listen – Katy Vernon – 23

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This is the opening track of Katy Vernon’s new album Present. This new record jettisons Vernon to the next level with well crafted and interesting pop songs. Letoile Magazine’s  Jon Hunt said this about the album – “Present is a kind of mini-masterpiece of melancholy and very British pop music, full of richly-drawn, delightfully developed melodies, gorgeous singing and lyric-writing and tons of great playing.”

Check out and purchase the album here – https://katyvernon.bandcamp.com/album/present

And see her live at the release show – http://riftmagazine.com/event/katy-vernon-presents-present-full-length-cd-release-party/

Uke Fest – Night Two

Since one night is not enough, the fourth annual celebration of the ukulele will be held on a Friday and Saturday night at the Aster Café in Minneapolis. Led by singer Katy Vernon, the event will feature performances by members of The Hula Peppers, The Meteor Boys, The Lau Hawaiian Collective, Lynn O’Brien, Dean Johnson, Ava Levy, Daniel Nass, Jake Rowan, Wendy Sunshine, Katy Vernon and many more. Ukuleles welcome, audience sing-a-long at the end. All profits go to support the Arc Greater Twin Cities. Saturday, October 10. 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. $10.