Vocal and Musical Roots Powerhouse
American Roots Band: Cory Wong (guitar), Michael Bland (drums), Joe Savage (steel guitar), Jimmy Anton (bass)
A legendary Minneapolis rocker (now by way of New Orleans) and a well known New York actor, writer and international blues recording artist will join the latest incarnation of the American Roots Revue for two shows at the Dakota. Soul Asylum leader Dave Pirner and Guy Davis (son of the late Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis) will team up with the Pavarotti of Gospel Robert Robinson and Troubadour and Community Builder Larry Long, with special guest Waubanewquay Day who will open with an Anishinabe Ojibwe honor song.
The revamped lineup is equaled only by the strong supporting musicians: Drummer Michael Bland (Prince, Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg); Guitarist Cory Wong (Bryan White, Alexander O’Neal, Foreign Motion); Pedal Steel player Joe Savage (Hank Thompson, Dan Wilson, Wanda Jackson, David Frizzell, John Gorka); Bass Player Jimmy Anton (Jonny Lang, Jesse Johnson, Doc Severinsen).
American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. Now in its seventh iteration, the Revue has reinvented itself with its most musically diverse line up ever. The special night will feature solo performances by each new member doing their own songs, as well as exciting combinations of singers never seen or heard before onstage.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…abundant talent” – Star Tribune Larry Long: A Troubadour for Social Justice, Star Tribune, 4/24/14