Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions, with a mesmerizing voice and phrasing. Originally hailing from Aleppo, Syria, Bedouine calls on her homeland in the only way she currently can - in her music.
Tyrone Wells is a singer-songwriter who sings songs that you can’t help smiling to, crying to, and personally connecting to. Writing and touring for over a decade, Wells has earned his fans by pouring his heart out onstage. He takes audiences through joy and sadness but leaves them feeling like everything will be alright.
Nirmala Rajasekar, Carnatic virtuoso and master of the Saraswathi veena, releases her new collaborative album, Maithree the Music of Friendship, along with Thanjavur Murgaboopathi (Mridangam, Ghatam, Khanjira), Michelle Kinney (Cello), Pat O’ Keefe (Clarinet, Saxophone), and Tim O’ Keefe (Harmonica, Bongos, various Middle eastern Drums).
Inside The Staircase: Lies, Fake Science, and the Owl Theory An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase
Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series.
Aparna Nancherla is an American comedian and actress. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And Eric Johnson has been very good to the guitar, spotlighting its myriad melodic, sonic and lyrical splendors, paying homage to its heroes and innovators, collaborating and playing with many of its finest contemporary talents, and fostering its continuing vibrancy as a primarily instrumental genre in popular music.
Known as “The American Songster,” Dom Flemons’ musical repertoire covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes, introducing audiences around the world to the diverse origins of American roots music. He will be joined by Nickel & Rose, a duo from Milwaukee that have created a sound that embodies Americana’s past and future.
Based out of Torrance, California, Joyce Manor got its start in late 2008, conceived as the acoustic pop-punk duo of Barry Johnson and Chase Knobbe. That idea didn't last long, however, and the band ultimately expanded and grew to earn critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and NME.
Join us at The Cedar for a workshop presented by Springboard for the Arts in partnership with the City of Minneapolis Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP). This free workshop gives artists practical tips and skills for pricing their work, improving sales techniques and interacting with the public.
Two local groups unite for an incredible double album release. Orchestral rock and electronic production come to a head in the work of Elle PF, led by songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, & producer Ranelle LaBiche. They’ll be joined by City Counselor, an electronic pop band making music about the sorry state of the world, drawing on orchestral, funk, and dance-pop traditions along the way.
Join Psalm One, Maria Isa, and The Happy Children for a SUSO! concert to promote youth engagement, empowerment and support for reproductive rights. SUSO! is an opportunity for young people to Stand Up and Speak Out.
Pairing electronic minimalism with elegant musical composition, local artist JØUR achieves what is both timeless and relevant.
Amy Helm, daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, makes music marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent who blends country, folk and pop music in performances of her own sweet originals or her inventive covers of country and pop classics.
Murder By Death is a Louisville, KY quintet with a wry, ominous name. But behind the geography and moniker is a band of meticulous and literary songwriters matched by a specific brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral indie rock.
Jim Lauderdale is an American music-master, and the author of a soundtrack both glorious and expansive. Here are the first and last chapters of the newly revised edition: His initial recording, with bluegrass innovator Roland White, and his newest effort, the expansive, hyper-melodic Time Flies.