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Rich American Roots Soundscapes
- Thursday, Jul 7, 2016
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
With Very Special Guest Keith Secola
About The Pines
With a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of today’s indie-rock and blues music, The Pines are creating a niche for themselves in the acoustic music scene. The Pines have taken their music across the country, appearing on stage next to the likes of Bon Iver, The Holmes Brothers, Jolie Holland, The Arcade Fire, and Spider John Koerner.
David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, both native Iowans, met in a Mexican barrio in Arizona. They began making music together and relocated to Minneapolis, releasing their first album in 2004. Their next recording, Sparrows in the Bell, was released on world-renowned acoustic music label Red House Records, and immediately put them on the map as an emerging force in roots music. Their haunting blend of indie-rock, folk, and blues with intelligent lyrics is garnering national acclaim, and their constant touring schedule has helped to hone their craft.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“richly resonant indie-folk in the vein of Bon Iver, Calexico and Mason Jennings” -Onion A.V. Club
“a hushed mix of acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards creates a kind of haunted landscape… an affecting portrait capturing an American journey” -All Music
“a soundtrack of American gothic intensity… a stunner of an album.” -Vintage Guitar
“a dusty and often ghostly take on Americana” -CBS Minnesota
“simply and eloquently stated sonic poetry…the real deal.” -Acoustic Guitar
“quietly gripping” -Rolling Stone
About Keith Secola
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well deserved cult following. It has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since 1992. In 2011, he joined the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Ritchie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame.