Interview: Paul Thorn

  To see Paul Thorn perform is to see a man entirely in his element. He forges deep connections with his audience, often filling the space between songs with stories from his childhood. Raised in Mississippi by a preacher father, Thorn spent his early years visiting churches throughout the state. Along the way, he was exposed to a […]

The Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 8

It’s the 8th episode of the Grace and Dalmar Show! This episode follows Nimco Yasin’s dynamic month-long Midnimo residency in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Mankato through March and April; the Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Kings of Swing” Kahulanui (3/25); and Tunisian singer Emel, who mixes North African rhythms with modern electronic beats (5/10). The Grace & Dalmar […]

Midnimo: Bringing The International Stars of Somalia to Minnesota

Read more about all The Cedar’s Midnimo artists in a new brochure Midnimo: Bringing The International Stars of Somalia to Minnesota. Physical copies are available in the lobby of The Cedar Cultural Center. By providing a platform for the world’s leading Somali artists, Midnimo is reviving Somalia’s rich musical traditions while building intercultural unity and understanding in the […]

Photos: The Spider John Legacy 4/9

THE SPIDER JOHN LEGACY: A celebration of folk music on the West Bank featuring Spider John Koerner playing with Tony Glover, Willie Murphy, Chip Taylor Smith and Paul Strother also featuring The Cactus Blossoms, Lonesome Dan Kase, Dave Babb and Baby Grant Johnson and Jack Klatt. Photos by Tom Dunn.

Photos: Nimco Yasin at The Cedar 3/31

Nimco Yasin took to The Cedar’s stage on Friday, March 31st to celebrate the end of her artist residency in Minneapolis. Along with local artist Rahmo Rose, she filled the venue with her striking voice and renditions of emotional love ballads. Nimco will now head to Mankato and St. Cloud for week-long residencies in each city […]

April Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our April 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below. Liz Vice – Thursday April 6th Liz Vice has one amazing origin story. At age 15 she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In total, she spent over 3 years on dialysis and faced countless complications […]

Behind The Scenes: Rehearsal with Nimco Yasin

Check out a special behind-the-scenes rehearsal with Nimco Yasin!   Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over […]

Interview: Andy Shauf

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has had a whirlwind couple of years. Prior to 2012 he released a slew of singles, EPs, and full length albums, from his debut album Darker Days to the independently released The Bearer of Bad News. In 2015, Shauf’s momentum picked up when he signed to the […]

Interview: The Twilight Hours

Starting with Trip Shakespeare in the late 80’s, Matt Wilson and John Munson have been making music together for nearly three decades now. After pit stops in a couple of different bands, across a few genres, the duo eventually came back together to form The Twilight Hours. Jacques, David, and Steve came in to round […]