Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night talk show
Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night talk show.
Folk singer/songwriter John Gorka continues to find new insights in the commonplace, beauty in the ordinary, the twist of bitter in the sweet, all delivered with one of the most distinctive voices of our time.
Californian singer-songwriter Brett Dennen joins forces with Nashville indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Rae.
Recorded under the name Novo Amor, Ali Lacey's music weaves together many exquisite strands, from gently picked acoustic guitars to subtle but moving strings. Still, no facet of Lacey's sound is more delicate than his soft, airy, fragile falsetto.
The Cedar Stars (The Cedar Cultural Center's Youth Council) present a unique panel discussion at Brian Coyle Center, featuring Nigerian singer-songwriter, Carolyne Naomi Music, R&B and Alternative artist and producer, Temezgen, and poet and hip-hop artist Amjet Kemet.
Rescheduled from the Global Roots Festival, East African Diaspora Artists Initiative founder Lula Saleh has curated a special night of free music from three local artists spanning various genres. Nigerian singer-songwriter, Carolyne Naomi, Eritrean American R&B artist and producer, Temezgen, and Sudanese American poet and hip-hop artist Amjet Kemet will share the stage for a noteworthy night of songs, beats, and spoken word.
A thoughtful lyricist taking his poetic inspiration, songcraft ideas, and even a few fashion cues from Bob Dylan, Ezra Furman makes unpretentious indie folk/indie pop that's raw, deep, and achingly sentimental.
A night of new music with local orchestral pop group Sister Species and local folk and blues singer-songwriter Lena Elizabeth!
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Through Keller’s acoustic guitar and sample-based approach, the music often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music.”
Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest) & Adrian Younge, two of hip-hop’s biggest name composers, bring you a work of orchestral soul, evoking the aura of 1920s Harlem.
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they’ve released five records over seven years, while getting married and having three children along the way. Join them for a special holiday acoustic show at The Cedar.
HALEY’s work gains its power from a combination of the personal and universal, using an impressive range of sounds and storytelling to take a melancholy look at the past's inescapability.
Grammy Award winning violinist, singer, actor, and composer, Lisa Gutkin comes to The Cedar to perform selections from her score of the Tony Award winning, Broadway hit, Indecent. She’ll play those and other tunes, as well, joined by Pat O’Keefe and Spencer Chandler.
A charismatic singer-songerwriter and rising guitar icon, Samantha Fish brings a powerful live set of blues and soul to The Cedar with Jonathan “Boogie” Long
The product of a musical family, American singer/songwriter Kris Delmhorst has recorded and released multiple albums and EPs since her debut album Appetite in 1998. Her work spans a range of musical genres and has led her to collaborate with artists like Peter Wolf, Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither, Lori McKenna, as well as playing with Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey as Redbird.
Amber Run are British indie three-piece who deliver cinematic pop with a moody and introspective tone.
Dosh returns to The Cedar for his annual concert filled with highly intricate drum grooves, poignant keys, and complex loops. He will be joined by heady Chicago rapper and label-mate Serengeti, as well as local drum, bass, and Russian vocals trio StoLyette, with an intro by the ever-unique drone of the Guitarkestra of Minnesota.
This groundbreaking music and dance performance by Gabriel Rodreick (Freaque, Undoers, Treading North) grapples with living with a C5 Spinal Cord Injury, which 10 years ago left Gabriel paralyzed from the armpits down.
Comedian and Minnesota Native Lizz Winstead is back in the Twin Cities for her 9th straight year of giving her hilarious take and smokey side-eye to the year that was 2018. This is the first of three shows.
Comedian and Minnesota Native Lizz Winstead is back in the Twin Cities for her 9th straight year of giving her hilarious take and smokey side-eye to the year that was 2018. This is the second of three shows.
Comedian and Minnesota Native Lizz Winstead is back in the Twin Cities for her 9th straight year of giving her hilarious take and smokey side-eye to the year that was 2018. This is the third of three shows.
With vibrant harmonies set to Brazilian rhythms and a joyous stage show, vocal sextet Ordinarius has breathed new life into Brazil's most beloved songs, from traditional choros to the music of Carmen Miranda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they'll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love.
Angélique Kidjo set the music world on fire with her track-by-track reimagination of the Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark album ‘Remain in Light.’ In this rare, unforgettable concert offering, Kidjo and her full band will perform her ecstatic version of this album produced by Jeff Bhasker, circling back to the sounds of West Africa that inspired the original.
Renowned for her work with Big Thief, Adrianne Lenker is set to release a new solo album in October, abysskiss. She will be joined by Luke Temple.
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The SteelDrivers’ success lies in their consistent growth and ability to reinvent their sound, mixing in elements of Americana, country, blues, rock and soul.
An energetic acoustic band with a mix of folk, hip-hop, and son jaracho influences, Las Cafeteras perform in such a way that audiences can’t help but join in the singing and dancing.
Consummate fiddler Alasdair Fraser and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas will share the stage at The Cedar for a night of intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Known to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music make for an unforgettable combination.
Ever whimsical, Christine Lavin has a knack for infusing her folk music with sharp wit and social critique. Famous for her ode to Pluto during the planetary debate, her show at The Cedar is sure to be equal parts humorous and emotionally evocative.
For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”
Eilen Jewell’s signature smoky vocals evoke a hazy, dimly lit room with every added note. Residing somewhere between, country, blues, folk, and jazz, Jewell blends all of those influences together to produce her unique yet familiar sound.
Lowland Hum's body of folk music has been described as poetic and evocative with their minimal arrangements of guitar, piano, and vocal harmonies. Known for their vulnerability and intimacy, they’re likely to pass out handmade lyric books for audience members to dig into a deeper experience with their well-crafted turns of phrase.
Newpoli stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish Grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors. With the pulsing of the tamburello and the wild, frenetic dancing of the two female lead singers, their performance at The Cedar is sure to make audience members eager to get on their feet.
Hayes Carll’s signature cleverness and aptitude for so-personal-you-might-miss-it political commentary is as strong as ever on his upcoming album, What It Is. With his equal potential to draw you in with his strong storytelling and his ability to get everyone dancing, Carll’s brand of Americana, blues, and folk has something for everyone.
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.
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-infused music.
There’s no one quite like Valerie June with her unmistakable, yet difficult to pin down vocals and her genre-smashing banjo playing. Blending folk and soul, country and R&B, and the blues, Valerie June returns to The Cedar for an intimate performance.
Hailed by NPR as one of the rising major female voices in Latin music, Dom La Nena is a Brazilian singer, cellist songwriter, and producer based in Paris. In her live performances, Dom expertly loops Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English vocals on top of cello, ukulele, percussion, and keyboards. The result? An impeccable full band atmosphere.