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7/03 - Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold - https://jeff3515.wixsite.com/jeffraymusic - Roots
Acoustic duo described as "Delta meets Dead with a little Zen thrown in"
7/10 - Becky Kapell - beckykapell.com - Americana / Country
“This late-bloomer Minneapolis country crooner fell in with esteemed local twang vets Paul Bergen and Erik Koskinen to craft her album, That Certain Ache. Her smoky but tender voice recalls Jeannie C. Riley while her songwriting has a Lucinda Williams-like balance of down-and-out grit and hopeful beauty, with standout cuts including the bittersweet, slow-waltzing title track and the cool-rambling Capable Man.” -Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
7/17 - Druzy Rose - https://www.facebook.com/druzyrose/ - Dreampop / Indie Rock
Druzy Rose is a seven piece group born in a basement of Minneapolis, Minnesota in November of 2018. Although driven primarily by dreamy lyrics about the life and times of a part time party girl, full time cynic, the band also features high energy performances on alto and tenor saxophone, piano, synth, guitar, bass, production, and drums. Seamlessly combining the genres of bedroom/ dream pop and piano driven indie, Druzy Rose creates music that speaks deeply to the troubled collective human consciousness in a manner that is both charmingly whimsical and brutally raw.
7/24 - Mary Cutrufello - http://marycutrufello.com - Roots / Rock
St. Paul roots-rock singer-songwriter Mary Cutrufello has been a mainstay in the Americana scene here and in Texas for a quarter of a century. She's performed on The Tonight Show and Austin City Limits, and toured in all 50 states and several European countries. Hailed by USA Today as "a fierce guitarist with with a blistered-throat voice," Cutrufello mixes original songs and classics of American music (think Willie Nelson and Steve Earle) into a captivating, heartland-proud musical stew at once timeless and immediate.
7/31 - Big George Jackson - https://www.facebook.com/Big-George-Jackson-Blues-Band-678296742197512/ - Blues
Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music.
8/07 - +rpm45 - https://www.facebook.com/fan45rpm/ - Rock & Roll
In Minneapolis there is a band known as +45rpm. A hearty band of kindred minds who've found each other at differnt points as they traveled along the space/time continuum. The band consists of founding members Rob Savage and Matt Parsons with veteran musicians Dan Kowalke, Dale Short and John May.
8/14 - New Primitives - https://www.newprimitives.com - Reggae / Rock
A mixture of different genres, Reggae/Ska, R&B, Afro Cuban, World Music, deep Funk and American Rock and Roll. Sometimes all played at the same time. New Primitive live shows are legendary, big fun, hypnotic, dance filled events where the music is designed to bring the performers and the audiences into greater focus and deep into the groove, all day or night long! The band’s eclectic sound can be traced to the diversity seen in the band’s lineup.The band can easily be described as a "Great American Melting Pot” with members from across the country with a broad range of influences.
8/21 - Mrs Pinky & The Great Fox - https://www.facebook.com/MrsPinkyTheGreatFox - R&B / Jazz
Mrs. Pinky and The Great Fox is a Minneapolis based band hoping to connect with their audience through their soulful jazz, R&B, and alternative sound.
8/28 - Space Monkey Mafia - http://monkeymafia.space - Ska / Punk
Space Monkey Mafia is perhaps the most unexpected new band to come out of the Twin Cities in recent memory. Formed in and around the practice rooms of McNally Smith College of Music over a love of ska and punk music, the band has quickly established a buzz around their crafty songwriting, tight vocal harmonies and horn section, and their energetic, danceable live performances.
9/04 - Mark Joseph & American Soul - https://www.markjoseph-music.com - Blues
2020 finds Mark Joseph showing no signs of slowing down with the recent release of his new full length album, “The Musician and the Muse”. The blues is front and center as Joseph explores both his expansive songwriting skills, and his explosive ability to make the guitar sing, cry, or even challenge fans to question what is possible with a pic and some strings. In collaboration with the prolific and accomplished LA based producer Steve McCormick, this record is a true snapshot in time, building upon the blues of the past, yet carving out a place for Joseph that is uniquely his own.