May 30 | 7pm
The Steeles are a Soul & Gospel powerhouse. These five siblings have been heard on Broadway and have graced stages from Carnegie Hall to The Guthrie to First Ave. Join us for an evening of soul-drenched Gospel greatness!
Jevetta Steele, vocals
J.D. Steele, vocals
Jearlyn Steele, vocals
Fred Steele, vocals
Billy Steele, vocals
June 6 & 7 | 7pm
Sarah Jarosz is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside Austin, TX. A recent graduate from the prestigious New England Conservatory, she has just released her fourth album, Undercurrent, in June 2016. Sarah has attracted fans of folk, rock, country and old time music with her voice and multi-instrumental abilities, not only through her records, but also an aggressive touring schedule, sandwiched between academics. With her first two records each earning Grammy and Americana Music Association nominations, and previously having won four Austin Music Awards, the bar is set high for Sarah’s next move.
Debbie Duncan – Live Album Recording
August 24 | 7pm
Debbie Duncan, the Twin Cities’ “First Lady of Song” as she is so often referred to by media people, club owners, and dj’s, is a stunning and versatile vocalist who captivates audiences and jazz musicians. Minneapolis Star Tribune reports “She’s superb on funky upbeat workouts, tender ballads and all kinds of jazz numbers; she energizes the ordinary and puts her stamp on just about everything she does.”
September 8 | 7pm
For nearly 50 years, Poco has been making music in the classic country rock sound they helped define in the late ‘60’s, a sound that inspired other acts to follow suit – bands such as The Eagles, Firefall, The Little River Band and Pure Prairie League. Still led by singer and songwriter Rusty Young, the addition of two more excellent songwriters in bassist Jack Sundrud and keyboardist Michael Webb, as well as drummer George Lawrence, helped to re-shape Poco for another generation.
Penny & Sparrow
September 22 | 7pm
Inspired by acts like Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons, this indie folk singer-songwriter duo formed as roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. Since their undergrad years, Penny & Sparrow have traveled the country touring with artists including Johnnyswim and Delta Rae.
Debashish Bhattacharya & Derek Gripper
October 1 | 7pm
Two World Music instrumental virtuosos join together for a historic tour when South African kora guitarist Derek Gripper and Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya make their North American touring debut in Fall 2017. Each has re-defined the styles of music possible on their instruments, inventing new playing techniques, and composing new works which bring out the full array of their talents.