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DELIRIOUS FOR DAKHABRAKHA

Posted on March 27, 2017 in Music

It is impossible to convey with words how compelling DakhaBrakha is in concert. The Ukrainian quartet’s performances, of which I am thrilled to have seen several, are a perfect storm of musicality and theater. As they bring their self-described “ethno-chaos” style of playing to audiences worldwide, they create quite an enthusiastic following that builds with every show. Their sets at this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, TX…

The Feelin’ will give you the feeling’

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Music, Uncategorized

For a genuine gist of who my friend Nick aka Nicholas David is, look no further than his aptly earned nickname The Feelin’. Nick the Feelin’ is the warmest, most soulful human beacon of exquisite voice, musicianship & beaming presence on the vibrant Minneapolis Saint Paul music scene. And has been for well over a decade. I trust that I’m largely preaching to the choir here. Think of Nicholas as…

The Subdudes (will) capture (you) with their deep New Orleans roots

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Music

A number of Jazzfests ago in New Orleans, it just so happened the Subdudes were playing right before Crosby, Stills & Nash at a major stage. Please allow me to share with you a story. During the fiercely impassioned Subdudes set, guitarist singer songslinger Tommy Malone broke a string. After the song something unusual happened on stage instantly. Saintly (Subdudes fan) Stephen Stills was about to send his guitar tech…

Ivory Coast Visionary & Highly Dynamic Talent – THIS Friday, February 17

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Music

Dobet Gnahoré is a young true visionary living the dream of music & dance & celebration of her expansive African culture. She is a highly dynamic talent who has brightly & wonderfully emerged from the Ivory Coast of Africa. Dobet’s father is a legendary percussionist who remains influential & active. Dobet grew up in a very unique artistic enclave in her home village surrounded by nurturing creative family & friends.…

Grammy Award nominee Gaby Moreno graces the Dakota Friday, Feb. 10

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Music

Luckily, we are occasionally graced by a talent so fresh, that it defies categorization and takes you to places you’ve never been. Gaby Moreno is such a talent, and the pleasure is ours to enter into her musical world. The Guatemalan born singer, songwriter and guitarist, has been nominated for this year’s Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category for her latest released album Ilusión, which dropped in…

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll – Tue. February 14, 2017, 9:30pm

Posted on February 5, 2017 in Music

Rootsy Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll has been known to have positively profound effects on his captive audience. I will share this true story. Hayes was playing a 2 hour show in Austin & prior to that had been hanging with a musician friend who happened to tell some really bad Arkansas jokes. So Hayes reluctantly told these terrible jokes to help fill the time, a first in 9 years…

New Years Eve with Davina and the Vagabonds!

Posted on December 21, 2016 in Music

There is a new buzzword going around the Twin Cities music scene &  among the greater world: Davina. Yes, Davina Sowers is becoming more & more of an icon in the making all the time. Her songwriting prowess joined with her enigmatic firebrand delivery fuel countless live shows & exuberant recordings. Davina forges a unique dreamy vintage soundscape that mostly defies description begging to be heard by any & all.…