Music Calendar: Featured

August 27, 2014



Ukrainian Punk Folk Circus Rock

with special guest opener, LOTT

NPR said of DakhaBrakha at 2014′s globalFEST  ”it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves… utter brilliance”

Here’s what the New York Times said about DakhaBrakha’s appearance at the 2014 Global Beat  Festival -”listeners were clapping and whooping along.

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August 25, 2014

Will Kimbrough with Brigitte DeMeyer


Killer Chops, Southern Country, Worldly Wit

Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen open!

Jeff Daniels has been postponed, and the new show date is yet to be determined.    Current ticket holders will be welcomed to the rescheduled date AND are invited to come to the Dakota to hear Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer for no charge on August 25.

Daniels normally does not appear with other acts, but he was such a fan of Kimbrough and DeMeyer, he was happy to invite them as support.  For those with no ticket to Jeff Daniels, the ticket will be $15.  This is an opportunity for a unique show with Americana singer songwriters Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer.


August 24, 2014

Trace Bundy

trace bundy

Acoustic Guitar Ninja

Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience....

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

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August 18, 2014

Davell Crawford: The Prince of New Orleans


The Prince of New Orleans

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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


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August 6, 2014

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee


Juke Joint Brass Band

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

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