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Sonny Knight & the Lakers

Posted on December 9, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

Fri, December 18, 2015 7pm, 9pm Sat, December 19, 2015 7pm, 9pm The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis’s once best kept secret didn’t have a chance. Considering that it’s the rising grassroots grown soul powered local sensation Sonny Knight & Lakers. This explosive expressive spot on 8 piece groove savvy coalition has simultaneously & swiftly elicited major praise (from far & near), deservingly sought much attention, enjoyed sizable positive word of…

The Subdudes

Posted on November 3, 2015 in News, Upcoming Shows

The flavor savory New Orleans steeped Subdudes first initiated their earthy rootsy profound sound in 1987 brought together by friendship & shared musical interests & resulting aspirations. The Dudes burst forth on the scene with racy voracious pleasure & spellbinding splendor. After all, this is the New Orleans music scene that is the envy of the civilized world. Within the all encompassing cultural diversity of what I call the planet…

Davina & the Vagabonds

Posted on October 20, 2015 in News, Upcoming Shows

Davina brings music to life on stage. Her skilled sultry exquisite singing & engaging piano playing breathe wonderment & weave indulgent idiosyncrasies into every live performance with the dynamic playful interplay of her sensational backing band the Vagabonds. The first time I ever met my now dear friend Davina Sowers was after I had just seen her rising powerful band Davina & the Vagabonds at Jitters (in Minneapolis). I can…

Jeff Austin & Chris Castino

Posted on October 14, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

When sweet serendipity strikes like so many things that were meant to be, you can feel & sometimes hear the magic occur. When the Big Wu met the Yonder Mountain String Band at & around the Wu’s yearly gathering Big Wu Family Reunion in 2000, the open ended cosmos of musical collaboration collided vastly in kind with new muse triggered friendships forming & fertilely growing. At that first electric confluence…

Bettye LaVette

Posted on August 5, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

The 60’s soul singing sensation Bettye LaVette has been bursting out on the music scene repeatedly since her first R&B hit at sweet sixteen while growing up near the music city Detroit. Her stunning legacy continues today as her timeless music & deep captivating raw vibrance keep her warmly in the hearts of her fans everywhere. Bettye’s slow burning rise wasn’t as visible or strong as many of her peers…

Becca Stevens | Mon. June 29, 2015 7pm

Posted on June 26, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

What strikes me most about Becca Stevens is her unrelenting adventurous styles & daringly putting her own twist on genres. She can make complex simple at times or deconstruct pop into jazz. Her natural instincts & musicianship is beyond impressive. Adapting within her personally stylized musical textures that she lucidly dreams into existence, Becca pours out her vibrant visionary muse featuring her wide ranging voice, explorative guitar, uke & with…

Dirty Dozen Brass Band | Thu. June 25, 2015 7pm, 9pm

Posted on June 23, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

Always proudly raging for a funky good time, these street & parade seasoned jazzy brass cats never fail to bring their joy seeking life of the party afterhours style soul stirring presence & highly energized live performance. Ever since I first saw the Dirty Dozen open for Stevie Ray Vaughan three decades ago in Saint Paul at the once mighty Riverfest, the New Orleans powerhouse has gained international reach &…