April

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SUSAN WERNER and ELLIS PAUL
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

SUSAN WERNER and ELLIS PAUL

After touring the US for twenty years, Susan Werner still lives into her creative restlessness with forays into folk/rock, tin pan alley, gospel, country, chamber music, and jazz. A charismatic performer, Werner’s vulnerability and wit make for an endearing and intimate performance.  Werner will share the stage at The Cedar with Ellis Paul, one of the best singer/songwriters of his generation, described as a singular storyteller to the greater community. With vocals and guitar playing reminiscent of folk greats like Cat Stevens, Paul’s performance is likely to be equal parts wise, tender, brilliant, and biting.

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An Evening with ELIZA GILKYSON
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with ELIZA GILKYSON

Eliza Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated, singer songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots, and Americana circles. On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant spontaneous mix of storytelling with humor and tenderness within a wide spectrum of human experience, from intimate love songs to political diatribe. With her music, she aims to offer audiences a reflection on the turbulent world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

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POKEY LAFARGE
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

POKEY LAFARGE

Hailing from St. Louis, Pokey LaFarge has rambled his way around the world, picking up musical influences along the way. Though his music is difficult to pin down (and that’s the way he likes it), his music reveals roots in bluegrass, ragtime, and old-time country traditions while branching off into jazz, cumbia, soul, and swing, to name a few. Constantly reinventing himself, Pokey LaFarge’s deft way with words and music are a treat, no matter the genre.

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SAM AMIDON with Humbird
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

SAM AMIDON with Humbird

Hailing from Vermont, signer-fiddler-banjoist-guitarist Sam Amidon returns to The Cedar. His music is folk inspired, but pushes beyond the conventions of bluegrass and Americana, drawing influence from jazz, experimental improvisation, and indie rock, to name a few. Though genre labels fail, there is one description of his music that seems to fit - inventive. Local folk singer songwriter, Humbird, will open the night.

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DAVID HUCKFELT & THE UNARMED FORCES and MICHAEL ROSSETTO Dual Record Release with Dave Simonett
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

DAVID HUCKFELT & THE UNARMED FORCES and MICHAEL ROSSETTO Dual Record Release with Dave Simonett

David Huckfelt (The Pines) steps out as a solo artist at this album release show for his eagerly awaited debut, Stranger Angels. He’s joined by Michael Rossetto (Spaghetti Western String Company), who will be releasing his new instrumental record Intermodal Blues, and Dave Simonett (Trampled by Turtles, Dead Man Winter) who will open with a short solo set.

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DARLINGSIDE with Lula Wiles
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

DARLINGSIDE with Lula Wiles

Darlingside is a Boston-based, four-piece, chamber rock group who always perform around a single vocal microphone. Their superpower harmonies have drawn frequent comparisons to late-60s era groups like Crosby, Stills, & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. Their fusion of indie folk, rock, and Americana influences appeals to a wide audience on both a nostalgic and contemporary level. Lula Wiles to open.

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DAMIAN MCGINTY - Young Forever Tour with Dave Bakey and Mactír Academy of Irish Dance
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

DAMIAN MCGINTY - Young Forever Tour with Dave Bakey and Mactír Academy of Irish Dance

Irish singer-songwriter-actor Damien McGinty is only 26 years old, but he’s already gained prominence as a member of popular vocal group Celtic Thunder, as an actor on Glee after winning The Glee Project, and now, as a solo singer-songwriter. Damian will be performing selections from his brand new full-length album, Young Forever, featuring vibrant, joyful, pop music. Dave Bakey and Mactír Academy of Irish Dance will open the night

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CHERYL WHEELER with Peter Mulvey
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

CHERYL WHEELER with Peter Mulvey

In a way that’s impossible to pin down unless you’ve seen her live, Cheryl Wheeler brings cleverness, humor, and social commentary to her audiences. With a voice evoking echoes of other folk greats like Joni Mitchell, Wheeler’s night of American folk music is sure to be full of laughter while hitting deeply poignant moments, too. Veteran singer songwriter Peter Mulvey will open the night in support of his new record.

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FIRST PERSON PLURAL: Special Preview Screening
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

FIRST PERSON PLURAL: Special Preview Screening

The new feature film by Eric Tretbar, First Person Plural is the story of two Twin Cities film makers—the son of a Somali imam and daughter of a white Baptist minister—who fall in love on Thanksgiving Day and bring together their estranged families.  A Q&A with director and actors will follow the screening.

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PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT performs Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT performs Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach

Portland’s premiere alt-classical group brings a tight, improvisatory cello ensemble with Tyrone Hendrix on drums and Farnell Newton on trumpet to The Cedar for a show of genre-crossing exploration. Expect an evening of unique arrangements of Radiohead favorites that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate, contrasted with the classical music of Bach and improvised forms of Coltrane.

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BILL FRISELL: Harmony featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman
Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

BILL FRISELL: Harmony featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman

Oftentimes dreamy and peaceful, instrumental guitarist Bill Frisell has a penchant for blending Americana and Jazz influences into a beautiful soothing tapestry. For this evening at The Cedar, Frisell will perform with his project Harmony which consists of the sonic mingling of Petra Haden on Vocals, Hank Roberts on cello and voice, and Luke Bergman on baritone guitar and voice.

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An Evening with PETER BRADLEY ADAMS
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with PETER BRADLEY ADAMS

Singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams' brand of Americana nestles his heartfelt voice in the warm embrace of simple arrangements of guitar, banjo, bass, and unhurried percussion. After several successful sold out, multi-night performances at The Warming House, Adams will bring his delicate voice, earnest lyrics, and peaceful guitar playing to The Cedar for a pensive and poignant evening.

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MDOU MOCTAR with Invisible Boy and Douala Soul Collective
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

MDOU MOCTAR with Invisible Boy and Douala Soul Collective

Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist from Abalak, Niger. While bearing resemblance to other prominent Tuareg artists like Tinariwen and Bombino, Moctar has set himself apart with his unique style. He returns to The Cedar for an evening of rhythmic, meditative melodic riffs, powerful vocals, and virtuosic guitar solos. Invisible Boy (Chris Bierden from Poliça) will open, with Douala Soul Collective spinning vinyl during breaks.

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FAARROW with backing band Astralblak with Ashley DuBose and DJ Flavio
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

FAARROW with backing band Astralblak with Ashley DuBose and DJ Flavio

Midnimo, a Cedar program that features the world's leading Somali musical artists in the form of month-long residencies, presents FAARROW, the project of sisters Iman and Siham Hashi. FAARROW’s sound fuses African rhythms with modern production resulting in a drum-heavy fusion of hip-hop and pop music. For their show in Minneapolis, FAARROW will be joined by live backing band Astralblak for an incredible night of contemporary Somali music.

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THE RAGBIRDS with Fellow Pynins
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

THE RAGBIRDS with Fellow Pynins

The Ragbirds have a well-deserved reputation as one of the most dynamic, high-spirited live bands in roots music, though to classify them as a roots band feels limiting. A genre-bending group creating hybrids of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles influenced from all over the world, The Ragbirds return to The Cedar for an eclectic and lively night of pop music. Local folk duo, Fellow Pynins, will open.

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FAARROW presents POWHER: A Live Podcast Recording with special guests
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

FAARROW presents POWHER: A Live Podcast Recording with special guests

FAARROW invite you to a live recording of their podcast POWHER – a portal dedicated to the rise, awakening, and balance of the Diving Feminine Energy. POWHER discusses spirituality, mental health, soul health, mysticism, healing, culture, identity, and beauty through their eyes as recording artists, former Somali refugees, Black, Muslim women living in a patriarchal world. Let the talking and healing begin!

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