In the last year, it has become chillingly obvious with the loss of David Bowie, Prince, and most recently Chuck Berry, that our heroes don’t live forever. Blessed are we that their music does live on, and while we mourn their passing we have to celebrate those among us that carry on that legacy, inspiring us with their music and enriching our lives.
For every great musician, there is one that came before them as a sort of catalyst that helped to ignite the whole music making fire. One local musician who is unafraid to enthuse about the talents of those who have inspired him on his musical journey is Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane. Continue reading →
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 →
Now in its fifth year, the 416 Commissions are back at The Cedar Cultural Center for another round of original compositions and collaborations by local artists. Supported by the Jerome Foundation among other sponsors, the 416 Commissions is The Cedar’s flagship commissioning program for emerging artists and the result of artists who submitted proposals to compose novel pieces for the stage in 2016. Selected by a committee of Twin Cities music industry professionals are: Emily Lynch, Fletcher Barnhill, Michael Flora, Tara Loeper, deVon Gray and Casey Deming. Continue reading →