The Cedar Presents
KARI ARNETT Album Release with Mary Bue and Becky Kapell
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
This is a seated show. Tickets are available online, by phone, and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 6th at noon.
Based in Minneapolis, MN, Americana singer/songwriter Kari Arnett offers up authentic Midwestern feelings and has shared the stage with Paul Thorn, Frazey Ford, Chastity Brown, Michael McDermott and Laney Jones. Her vocal style has often been compared to Patty Griffin and Lori McKenna with a vulnerable grit as honest as her songs and inhabits the folk-country borderlands. Arnett's single, "Heavy Heart", received praise as well as a feature from American Songwriter Magazine as well as other great reviews in The Alternate Root and . Her debut EP, Midwestern Skyline, was released in 2015. When The Dust Settles is Arnett's first full length album set to release in September of 2018 recorded in Minneapolis by producer/engineer, Danny O'Brien and mastered by Huntley Miller.
Mary Bue is an indie musician and yoga studio owner based in Minneapolis. A prolific songwriter with 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs with inquiries into the spirit, the seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment all mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. Mary recently opened Imbue Yoga in South Minneapolis – an intimate, beginner friendly studio featuring many lineages of yoga – quite the “multi-passionate entrepreneur.” For the early half of 2017 Mary was an Artist in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM – spending time creating in solitude, along the Rio Grande river gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains. She released her 7th project The Majesty of Beasts in May 2017 which landed on 2017’s Best of Minnesota Music lists for Star Tribune and #3 in City Pages. Mary’s long-time support of PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) as well as the release of this EP was also recognized in November, honoring Mary with 2017 Community Ally of the Year.
Raised in small town Minnesota, Becky moved to Portland, Oregon as a young adult and began singing back-up vocals in various bands, eventually fronting her own country cover band. Along came a husband, two kids and a move back to Minnesota. “I worked full-time, raised my kids and basically forgot about music until my son started playing guitar as a teenager. After my divorce I found myself with a little more time on my hands so I picked up one of my sons guitars and began teaching myself to play for fun.” She knew only a few chords which she played repeatedly in different combinations and rhythms until much to her surprise, melodies began to emerge and then somewhat magically, lyrics attached themselves to the melodies. She recorded 12 of those songs with old friends in Portland, Oregon for her first record titled For Now released in 2012.
“Even though I had been living back in Minnesota since 1996, I didn’t know much about the music scene here because I had never been a part of it so after I released For Now in 2012 I started going out to hear music to try to figure out where I fit in.” She eventually met and started playing with local guitar stalwart Paul Bergen and her song writing morphed from the folkier sound of her first record to a more guitar-driven country sound. "I've always loved country music from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I love the earnestness of the words and the deceptively simple melodies and the songs I'm writing now reflect that love. Plus I'm a sucker for the kick-ass guitar playing on so many of those old records and it's fun to be able to hear Paul add that on my own songs.”
Becky recently celebrated the release of her second record That Certain Ache. Recorded and produced by Bergen, the record also features his signature guitar work as well as guitar and drums by Erik Koskinen who mixed the record.