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American Roots Revue: Larry Long, Robert Robinson, JD Steele, Tonia Hughes

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Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

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American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes, Pat Donohue, Cory Wong, Joe Savage and more! Media

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American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes, Pat Donohue, Cory Wong,  Joe Savage and more!

American Roots Revue wins a Legacy Grant!   The group will perform in five out state Minnesota communities in partnership with homeless shelters, veteran, and community organizations.

Back by popular demand after two sold-out shows at the Dakota in November, gospel great Robert Robinson; the unstoppably creative dynamo J.D. Steele; R&B powerhouse Tonia Hughes and gifted songwriter Larry Long will return with a band of musicians second to none on Saturday, January 18th.  Their collective performances have circled the globe from Madison Square Garden to the Hollywood Bowl; South Africa, Scotland, Brazil, Russia, Kenya, Italy and France.  You may also recognize each from shows with everyone from Prince to Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples to Bruce Springsteen. Together for an explosive new show at the Dakota, they will warm up your January with their powerful and heart-warming performances from the vibrant traditions of gospel, jazz, rhythm & blues, folk and rock.   For this Martin Luther King weekend, they will be celebrating with you the ties that bind us together through our shared love of music rooted in the American experience.


About American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes, Pat Donohue, Cory Wong, Joe Savage and more!

American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. This November, the revue reinvents itself again with an exciting new line up that includes Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue, well known for his almost 20 years as the gui tarist and songwriter on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Donohue joins musicians that will also include the show’s producer, award-winning singer-songwriter, Smithsonian Records recording artist and community builder Larry Long, with powerhouse gospel and soul singer Tonia Hughes, and the American Roots anchor artist — the “Pavarotti of Gospel” — Robert Robinson.

Join these marquee talents — backed by an incendiary all-star band that features gui tarist Cory Wong, who recently sat in with the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts at the Dakota for his 74th birthday on June2! Donohue’s devotion to acoust ic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Charl ie Parker, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters.

Larry Long’s American Roots Revue boasts the artistic range to salute iconic America music heroes like Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday with a cavalcade of talent. And the poetic license to present artists in unique combinations with each other, like this must-see bill! It’s not unusual to see internationally known blues singer and writer Guy Davis with best-selling rockers like Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum, and rising pop star Chastity Brown with Minnesota’s favorite chanteuse, Prudence Johnson, all backed by a superlative band and vocalists who will make you feel like you’re going to a revival inside the intimate nightclub that is the Dakota.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“…abundant talent”  – Star Tribune Larry Long: A Troubadour for Social Justice, Star Tribune, 4/24/14

“Larry Long is doing what more singers and songwriters should be doing: Using music to help people learn to work together, and bring a world of peace.” —Pete Seeger

“I first heard him (Pat Donohue) on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you’re a guitar player, he’s going to haunt you…” —Leo Kottke