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Patty & the Buttons w/Maud Hixson, Rick Carlson

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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013

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Patty and the Buttons Media


Maud Hixson Media

Patty and the Buttons

Join us for Foodie Nights and enjoy the Dakota’s award winning cuisine paired with a Celebration of Minnesota Music. Foodie Nights also feature a $10 bottle of wine and there is no cover charge for music.

Menu by chefs Derik Moran and Kristin Tyborski with sweet treats by pastry chef Katie Elsing.

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.

Maud Hixson

About Maud Hixson

Presented as “Best New Voice” at the Twin Cities Winter JazzFest in 2003, Maud has since become a favorite with audiences and musicians in clubs, concerts, and festivals. A native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, her work as a bandleader, and with groups such as the Wolverines, Twin Cities Seven, the JazzMN Big Band, the Mouldy Figs and the Twin Cities Hot Club has established her as a versatile performer.

Rick Carlson is a devotee of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and has played with The Wolverines since 1984. Rick has recorded with local singers Maud Hixson, Charmin Michelle, Judi Donaghy, Sue Tucker and Ame Fogel, to name a few. Rick has backed many national artists including Kathryn Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Wynton Marsalis.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“I think she’s the new Peggy Lee; a young singer out of the Midwest. If you like cool, artful storytelling in jazz, check her out!”
–Amanda McBroom, singer/songwriter (“The Rose”)