Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.
Two of the world’s best blues guitarists, label mates Walter Trout and Eric Gales, team up for a high-octane, high-emotion co-bill at The Cedar. A unique opportunity to hear music from artists sharing their stories of survival, they’ll each appear with their own bands, then close out the evening with an ear-melting jam finale together.
Future Interstates is a regularly-occurring series focused on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation curated and hosted by HIJACK, the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder. January’s Future Interstates features Megan Mayer + Matt Regan, Patrick Scully, Chris Schlichting, Levi Oftelie + Linden Emily Duchateau, and Painting The Room featuring Nora Anderson, Isabel Dammann, Tera Kilbride, Thomas C. Lang, and Crissy Tolson.
Chris Fleming returns to The Cedar for a night of wildly inventive comedy. Best known for his portrayal of suburban alpha mom Gayle Waters-Waters in his hit web series GAYLE, he has also appeared on National Geographic, Tosh.0, the Doctors, and will star in the upcoming Netflix film The Last Laugh.
For the sixth year in a row, 50+ musicians from across the musical spectrum, including Laraaji, Low, Gaelynn Lea, Mary Lattimore, unite to create a continuous, uninterrupted, 28-hour drone of unified sound to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
Hailed by KEXP and Rolling Stone, Tuomo & Markus’ group is hard to describe in words, swinging from Americana to soul, from Nordic jazz to a bit of prog rock. At times evoking Simon & Garfunkel with their harmonies, Tuomo & Markus have most recently called back to an older era of politically outspoken folk in their EP America/Get Together. They’ll bring their six piece group to The Cedar, including famed trumpeter Verneri Pohjola.
Lonesome Dan Kase has a sophisticated command of the acoustic guitar, weaving intricate finger picking patterns and licks into a beautiful fabric of blues and ragtime. He’ll be joined in this album release by local trio Corpse Reviver as well as guitarist Doug Otto and harmonica player Hurricane Harold opening the night.
Following a tumultuous last year, William Fitzsimmons’ new album, Mission Bell, is his effort to put into music the crushing nature of the separation of he and his second wife following a decade of marriage. Carefully crafted with empathy, his folk offering communicates betrayal, but also reconciliation and forgiveness, a sincere reflection on the difficult grey areas of love lost.
An undeniably powerful voice both in the American Roots scene and as an advocate for Indigenous rights, Martha Redbone draws on R&B, gospel, country, blues, and Southeastern Native American influences to craft her signature sound.