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Patty and the Buttons w/Sam Miltich, Dean Harrington

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Sunday, Dec 8, 2013

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Patty and the Buttons

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers and are identified by the EAT logo – check for upcoming foodie nights.BlueBlack

Join us for Foodie Nights and enjoy the Dakota’s award winning cuisine paired with a Celebration of Minnesota Music. Menu and features of the night are created by chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry chef Katie Elsing.  A $10 bottle of wine is always featured and there is no cover charge.  Find the EAT logo on our calendar or website then come in for a relaxing night of conversation, food, and wine with Minnesota musicians setting the backdrop for a special evening.

Sam Miltich and Dean Harrington are two world class Gypsy Jazz guitar players from the state of Minnesota.  Patty and The Buttons will be hosting a night of Gypsy Jazz at the Dakota Jazz Club on December 8th as part of their “Patty and The Buttons” presents series.  Guitarists Miltich and Harrington have never appeared together in public before, expect many nods to Django Reinhardt as well as plenty of virtuosic guitar licks!


About Patty and the Buttons

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans traditional jazz, western swing, Gypsy melodies, ragtime piano blues, jug music and 1930′s popular song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty, mostly known as an accordionist, doubles as the band’s vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.