Music Calendar: Featured

August 21, 2014

Darrell Scott


Masterful Picker, Blue Collar Poet

with special guest openers Roe Family Singers

August 20, 2014

Sierra Hull


Prodigious Bluegrass Mandolin

Lonnie Knight will be performing an opening set for this show

Sierra Hull – vocals, mandolin
Jacob Eller – bass
Jake Stargel – guitar
Justin Moses – fiddle, banjo and dobro
Cory Walker – banjo
Bryan McDowell – fiddle

August 19, 2014

Davell Crawford: The Prince of New Orleans


The Prince of New Orleans

Sponsored by KFAI


August 18, 2014

Davell Crawford: The Prince of New Orleans


The Prince of New Orleans

Sponsored by KFAI


August 10, 2014

Scarlet Rivera


Searing Dynamic Violin Star

Kevin Bowe Opening!

Scarlet’s show was featured in this week’s Star Tribune “Big Gigs”

As she has proven on recent trips to Minnesota, Scarlet Rivera is more than the mysterious violinist who punctuated “Hurricane,” one of Bob Dylan’s most compelling story songs. Not only did she play on Dylan’s “Desire” and “Hard Rain” albums, she has been a key practitioner of the violin in rock, heard on records by Tracy Chapman, David Johansen, Keb Mo and many others. She’ll be backed by an all-star Twin Cities band featuring guitarists Lonnie Knight and Gene Lafond, keyboardist Matt Fink and drummer Stan Kipper. (7 p.m. Sun., Dakota Jazz Club, $15.) Bream

In the Star Tribune, Jon Bream wrote about “Scarlet’s legendary meeting with Bob Dylan on a Greenwich Village street corner. She had massive hair and a fiddle case in her hand. He rolled down the car window and asked if she could play the violin, invited her for a ride and an audition at his loft.”

Scarlet played a prominent role on both Bob Dylan’s Desire album and his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. In this interview she discusses being discovered by Dylan, working with his co-writer at the time, Jacques Levy, recording Desire and her experiences on the road with the Rolling Thunder band.

Appearing with Scarlet are:
Gary Lopac: Bass
Matt Fink: Keyboards
Lonnie Knight: Guitar
Stan Kipper: Drums
Gene Lafond: Guitar
Billy Hallquist: Guitar

August 9, 2014

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers


Explosive Zydeco Soul

Dwayne was featured in the Star Tribune “Big Gigs” this week:

Unlike his washboard-scratching brother Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Dwayne Dopsie has the accordion-squeezing talent that made his late father, Rockin’ Dopsie, a near-rival to Clifton Chenier. The Lafayette, La.-bred zydeco heir, 35, was even named best accordion player last year by New Orleans’ premier music rag Downbeat. Like all the Dopsies, he fronts a mighty good-timey band, the Zydeco Hellraisers, who will challenge the Dakota’s lack of dance space. (8 p.m. Sat., Dakota Jazz Club, $20.) Riemenschneider


sponsored by: KFAI

August 6, 2014

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee


Juke Joint Brass Band

New quartet from Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood)

Sponsored by KFAI


August 3, 2014

Lucy Michelle with John Munson & Chan Poling


Local Pop Favorites

sponsored by: Radio K Logo

August 2, 2014

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Smart, Witty and Poignant Singer Songwriter

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy.  Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia,...

July 31, 2014

Mark Summer and Tierney Sutton


Jazz Diva meets Cello Virtuoso

Grammy award winning cellist Mark Summer and six-time Grammy nominee vocalist Tierney Sutton will perform an evening of chamber jazz celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell. They will be joined by Parisian guitarist Serge Merlaud, performing selections from Tierney’s Grammy nominated release “AfterBlue” as well as jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, and Mark’s celebrated solo cello repetoire. This evening is presented under the auspices of Cello: An American Experience, a summer music program for young cellists where Mark has been an instructor for the past 3 years.

Listen to the interview with Mark Summer and Anna Clift, founder of Cello: An American Experience on MPR, and check out the exchange between Alison and Tierney.

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