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American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, JD Steele, Tonia Hughes, Waubanewquay Day & Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott

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An Extraordinary Evening of Artists Sharing the Stage and Each Other's Songs!

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Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

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American Roots Revue

with Special Guest Robert Robinson

About American Roots Revue

HALEY (fka Haley Bonar), ANTWAUN STANLEY ( R&B Vocalist from Vulfpeck), jedi-master guitarist CORY WONG,

Bandmates include Petar Janjic (Drums), Kevin Gastonguay(Keyboards) & Kevin MacIntire (Bass) of Cory Wong’s Green Screen Band with American Roots Revue perennial sideman on pedal steel, Joe Savage

There’s never been an American Roots Revue show like this one! Internationally renowned singer and songwriter HALEY (fka Haley Bonar), national-international touring artist with Ben Rector and Vulfpeck, Cory Wong, and Vulfpeck singer, gospel and R&B artist Antwaun Stanley, are joining singer-songwriter and community builder Larry Long, with select members of The Hornheads (Prince, Mavis Staple, Jimmy Jam, Phil Upchurch, et al) and members of Wong’s The Green Screen Band as the American Roots Revue backing group for just two shows January 13, 2018, at The Dakota at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for the 7:00 p.m. show and $25 for the 9:00 p.m. show and available in advance at at the door.

This incarnation of the Revue will feature what the singular, always-changing band line up does best — capture first-rate artists that have never shared a stage before teaming up to do each other’s songs, plus classic tunes from America’s great songbook. It’s a truly special night whenever ARR is onstage that has produced some exceptional performances that will never be seen again!

Past concert one-offs have seen The Honeydogs’ Adam Levy, Chastity Brown, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), JD Steele, actor & bluesman Guy Davis, rapper Tall Paul, Tonia Hughes, First Nation singer Waubanewquay Dorene Day, chanteuse Prudence Johnson, renowned finger-pickin’ ace Pat Donohue and the Pavarotti of Gospel, Robert Robinson.

Now working on a new album after a string of successive, critically acclaimed and fan-pleasing CDs, Haley is looking forward to this one-time collaborative experience with her artistic peers. Haley’s Impossible Dream release is generating the world-class critical response from superstar legends and the rock press that one rarely finds:

• “Haley Bonar’s Impossible Dream is a brisk half-hour of barbed power-pop tunes that sting so sweetly that it’s only after the fact you consider you might need a tetanus shot.” -Pitchfork

• “Haley Bonar’s songs marry fizzy arrangements to cuttingly quotable observations about love, disappointment, identity and the curdling of youth. Her new album, Impossible Dream, finds the underrated Minnesotan in top form, mixing darkness and light with a deft touch.” -NPR Music

• “I love Impossible Dream, and I love Haley Bonar.” -Sir Elton John

“American Roots Revue is such a great platform for artists who join its ranks for one night only,” says Wong, whose four-star-tasty new album, Cory Wong & The Green Screen Band, also features Antwaun Stanley. Together the two share a tight musical connection to Vulfpeck, where Stanley is the lead vocalist and Wong is longtime contributor and occasional guest artist with the Chicago group. “I doubt you will get another chance to see us all in action together, or Haley singing with Antwaun! But that’s what happens in a Revue concert. For an audience, it’s a truly magical night of rare collaborations.”

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

Robert Robinson

About Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson is reason to believe that the greatest music reaches every name and crosses every boundary, from audiences in the Pontiac Silverdome to troops in South Korea. Standing five foot five and sipping Diet Coke, Robert is “God’s canary.”  He possesses the ability to sing any song and yet remain true to his vision.

There exists a deep sense of goodness about Robert.  His father was a pastor and his mother, a church soloist, led the musical ministry on the North side of Minneapolis. At the tender age of 6, Robert (known as Eddie so as not to confuse the young vocalist with his father of the same name) began singing with his family as part of the Robinson Children, and by 15, Robert was directing the church choir.  But it was not until around the age of 24 that Robert began to experiment with his prodigious musical gifts outside of the cocoon of church community.  At the prodding of friends, family and outsiders, Robert took the modest steps of singing at weddings and small corporate functions, eventually starting a gospel choir at Minneapolis Community College in 1990.  Soon, he quit his job as a data processing expert to lead the 100 strong Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, today heralded by Minnesota Monthly Magazine as “the state’s most decorated group.”  1991 brought Robert a featured role in “Nightingale” at the world-renowned Theatre de la Jeune Lune.  In 1992, Robert took part for the first time in Lorie Line’s Christmas tour and remained for 15 years with subsequent appearances on PBS and in Target stores nationwide.

Although Robert points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong (with whom he has performed) as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre.  And eventually, it came time for him to forge a new path, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul.  Told his vocal stylings were “too big for radio,” Robert set out in 2005 with a tenor voice as the superstar.  He became producer, creative director and promoter of his own touring schedule and was named one of the “Ten Best Holiday Shows” by Metro Magazine in 2007.  At the same time, Robert became a noted clinician giving master classes across the United States and even finding time to become a two-time national karaoke champion!

Reviews continue to pour in. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described Robert as “a volcanic talent.” His performance was depicted as “glorious” by the Salt Lake City Deseret News, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune proclaimed Robert to be “a soaring presence.” Perhaps more importantly, Minnesota’s Insight News distinguished Robert as “a beloved institution,” a nod to both his service to the community and his sterling life’s work. People love Robert. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace Robert and that is alright with him. It’s all about his soul.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Robert Robinson is a volcanic talent who absolutely knocks an audience on its heels.” -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel