Live Music

EVENTS

5
Alan Husby

Thursday, Nov 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alan Husby, of the Barbara Meyer Trio, will be performing on his guitar today. Alan Husby grew up in Minneapolis, started playing the guitar at age 10, and has been playing and singing with local jazz, folk, and gospel groups around the Twin Cities for 20+ years.  He recently retired from teaching and is now enjoying the additional time to play and sing and write.  He continues to perform with the Jumping Jehosaphats, the Barbara Meyer Trio, World Beat Connection, "It's Not Too Late" (a Carole King / James Taylor tribute band), and various other joyful combinations of musician friends.

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6
Colin Bracewell

Friday, Nov 6, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Colin enjoys performing a variety of genres with a focus on acoustic music.

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7
Empire Night

Saturday, Nov 7, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Empire Night is Tatiana Calderon and John Ryan- A Duo featuring both guitar and keyboards. We cover a very wide range of music you know, but may not hear covered from other performers- current pop folk and country, favorite 90's songs, and fun campy 60's and 70's songs everyone will enjoy. Tatiana and John have been playing music together for over 7 years, and as a duo for 4 years. Tatiana's amazing vocal range is complemented by John's polished piano talent, guitar, vocals, and tasteful rhythm tracks. Tatiana and John play regularly at area wineries, upscale restaurants, and private events.  

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12
Sarah VanValkenburg

Thursday, Nov 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

I have been in music all my life but I think the song writing started when my kids were much smaller than they are now, I used to make up little songs and verses to keep them entertained. I enjoyed rhyming and watching their faces light up at the silliness! I decided to start guitar lessons and after a few lessons my guitar teacher encouraged me to try writing my own songs, and suggested I play a show or two. I told him I couldn’t possibly do that - to which he responded, “Why not?” I didn’t have a good reason, so I picked up my pen, paper, and guitar and began writing my story in song. My first CD is titled "WHY NOT?" My favorite part about playing shows is watching people’s reactions to my music. If I can make someone happy through a song, then I’ve done my job. I think music can create a space for camaraderie and togetherness, so when a listener comes up after a show and tells me they can relate to something I wrote about - it makes my night. Sarah VanValkenburg  

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13
Andy & Kathryn Karg

Friday, Nov 13, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andy & Kathryn Karg are a vocal/guitar/piano duo that cover multiple genres from the 50's on up! Andy reigns from Nashville and brings his guitar swinging chops to match Kathryn's Minnesota-homegrown piano virtuosity. Their love and mastery for tight and soaring harmonies sets them apart as a musical act.

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14
Scott Graves

Saturday, Nov 14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Scott Graves has been active in the Twin Cities and Minnesota music community over the last forty years, most notably playing and serving as Musical Director for Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants for twenty-five years.  Playing guitar, keyboards, and horns, he loves to play music that has groove and soul.  In addition to playing many clubs, concerts, and festivals in the Midwest, Scott has had the opportunity to play on ships, including Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), cruising the Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean.  

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19
Dustin DeGolier

Thursday, Nov 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dustin DeGolier​ is a freelance musician serving Northwestern Wisconsin. He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in jazz guitar from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A native of Cumberland, WI, Dustin began studying guitar and music theory with Manfred Schonauer at age eleven. Since then he has studied with Billy Barnard of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as UW-Milwaukee’s Pete Billmann, Elina Chekan and Don Linke. He has participated in master classes with renowned guitarists Mark Whitfield, Bruce Forman and Julian Lage. In addition to performing regularly with ​The Indigo Quartet ​ and ​Paisan & The Family Brass ​ , Dustin frequently plays and sings jazz in solo, duo and trio configurations. When not practicing or performing, he can be found teaching private lessons at the Pipe Dream Center in Comstock, WI and the Dancing Bird Art Studio in Cumberland, WI. He serves as guitar instructor annually for the Guitar & Bass Workshop and Rock Band Camp at the Shell Lake Arts Center. 

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21
Alyssa Hanson & Dustin DeGolier

Saturday, Nov 21, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Alyssa Hanson’s commanding but honest voice navigates her audience through emotional and complex music inspired by influences spanning Chopin, Billie Holiday, and Regina Spektor. In Alyssa’s debut EP, Gone, she writes poetically and poignantly of a longing and search for a return home. Her music compels audiences with musical contradictions; her lyrics are both raw and defined, her compositions both classical and whimsical, and her voice both smooth and haunting. Alyssa Hanson is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter originally from Amery, WI. She is joined by the effervescently talented and accomplished local guitarist, Dustin DeGolier. Dustin DeGolier​ is a freelance musician serving Northwestern Wisconsin. He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in jazz guitar from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A native of Cumberland, WI, Dustin began studying guitar and music theory with Manfred Schonauer at age eleven. Since then he has studied with Billy Barnard of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as UW-Milwaukee’s Pete Billmann, Elina Chekan and Don Linke. He has participated in master classes with renowned guitarists Mark Whitfield, Bruce Forman and Julian Lage. In addition to performing regularly with ​The Indigo Quartet ​ and ​Paisan & The Family Brass ​ , Dustin frequently plays and sings jazz in solo, duo and trio configurations. When not practicing or performing, he can be found teaching private lessons at the Pipe Dream Center in Comstock, WI and the Dancing Bird Art Studio in Cumberland, WI. He serves as guitar instructor annually for the Guitar & Bass Workshop and Rock Band Camp at the Shell Lake Arts Center.

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27
Andy Karg

Friday, Nov 27, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andy Karg was born and raised in the heart of crafting music. In no other place could he hone his talents better than a music mecca like Nashville, Tennessee.  A Music Business graduate of Middle Tennessee State University led him to a publishing deal with Universal Music Group back in 2004. After years of playing at theme parks, clubs, casinos, cruise ships, and fairs he played a show in St. Paul with his brother on the Fitzgerald stage in a production of A Prairie Home Companion in 2007.  That was his first taste of Minnesota. 

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28
Jim & Nancy Bierma

Saturday, Nov 28, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nancy and Jim have been playing jazz together since 1976. Originally from Iowa, they performed in the Des Moines area until moving to the Twin Cities in 1994. Nancy (piano) and Jim (bass) love the opportunity to play as a duo, but each also have vast experience performing in all types of jazz ensembles. Their style can be described as post-Coltrane modern jazz. They love any song that has a beautiful melody and interesting chords, which makes their repertoire eclectic and includes a mix of jazz standards and popular songs from all eras.  Both Nancy and Jim have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame.

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