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American Roots Revue: Larry Long, Robert Robinson, JD Steele, Tonia Hughes
Vocal and Musical Roots Powerhouse
- Saturday, Jan 18, 2014
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
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: Guy Davis, Dave Pirner, Robert Robinson, and Larry Long with special guest Waubanewquay Day
American Roots Band: Cory Wong (guitar), Michael Bland (drums), Joe Savage (steel guitar), Jimmy Anton (bass)
A legendary Minneapolis rocker (now by way of New Orleans) and a well known New York actor, writer and international blues recording artist will join the latest incarnation of the American Roots Revue for two shows at the Dakota. Soul Asylum leader Dave Pirner and Guy Davis (son of the late Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis) will team up with the Pavarotti of Gospel Robert Robinson and Troubadour and Community Builder Larry Long, with special guest Waubanewquay Day who will open with an Anishinabe Ojibwe honor song.
The revamped lineup is equaled only by the strong supporting musicians: Drummer Michael Bland (Prince, Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg); Guitarist Cory Wong (Bryan White, Alexander O’Neal, Foreign Motion); Pedal Steel player Joe Savage (Hank Thompson, Dan Wilson, Wanda Jackson, David Frizzell, John Gorka); Bass Player Jimmy Anton (Jonny Lang, Jesse Johnson, Doc Severinsen).
American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. Now in its seventh iteration, the Revue has reinvented itself with its most musically diverse line up ever. The special night will feature solo performances by each new member doing their own songs, as well as exciting combinations of singers never seen or heard before onstage.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…abundant talent” – Star Tribune Larry Long: A Troubadour for Social Justice, Star Tribune, 4/24/14