It is with great joy that we invite you to Tina Schlieske’s annual birthday show. Please join us for an evening of celebration and Tina’s favorite tunes. 🎂
“one of the most potent singers to ever come out of the Twin Cities.” – Star Tribune
Taking you on a journey from rock to jazz. A celebration of all the music Tina loves, from old jazz standards to songs she has written for her band Tina and the B-Sides, along with covers of legendary Minneapolis artists.
Tina Schlieske originally hails from Minneapolis, MN, and is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Sides. The band released several albums on their own label Movement Records before getting signed to a major record deal in 1996. The band released two albums for Sire, with their songs featured in commercials and major movie soundtracks. Tina and the band shared stages with Lenny Kravitz, The Wallflowers, Indigo Girls and Etta James, as well as collaborating with artists like Stewart Copeland and Me’Shell Ndegeocello.
When the B-Sides took a hiatus in 1999, she toured with Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band) and released several solo projects. While her band gave her the opportunity to cultivate her original songwriting, her solo career has included explorations into other songbooks she loves. In 2008 Schlieske released Evil Gal Blues, an homage to her favorite female blues singers. She covered songs by artists like Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin. 2013’s One Of The Boys was a tribute to the Minneapolis music scene that influenced Tina so much. She covered the songs of Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Bob Dylan, Jayhawks, The Replacements and Prince.
In 2014 Tina and the B-Sides came back together to record Barricade, their first studio album in over ten years. Several reunion shows ensued, to the joy of her fans. Tina currently lives in California and divides her time between playing on the West Coast and returning to Minnesota for her residency, as well as occasional B-Side shows in the Midwest.
Recommended for Fans of Indigo Girls, Etta James, Elvis Presley and Lenny Kravitz.
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