The Ericksons CD release with Jimmy Peterson of Bellwether

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:30pm

Seated show

The Ericksons bathed in sunlight

Please join The Ericksons, sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kochsiek, as they celebrate the release of their third record, The Wild. This collection of eleven songs, recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and produced by Beau Sorenson (Field Report) is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, rooted in folk, tinged with country and blues, and woven together with impeccable, haunting harmonies. Reckoning with the grief after the death of Valentini's first husband, and surviving through music, The Wild is a pulsing, breathing testament to what Valentini declares in "Six Feet Underground," at the heart of the album - "I'd like to tell you what I've come to believe, that life is a mystery with tricks up its sleeve."

Jimmy Peterson from twang-rock outfit Bellwether opens.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
The Ericksons bathed in sunlight
The Ericksons are sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick, who grew up speaking each others’ thoughts, knowing each others’ hearts. But their name and sound has grown out of the pain of loss – losing their father as teenagers, losing Bethany’s first...
Semi-quiescent, twangy band from Minneapolis

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota