Live Music

EVENTS

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Pat Quinn

Wednesday, Aug 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pat’s solo shows at Urban Olive and Vine consist of lovely fiddle tunes taken from Ireland and Scotland as well as selections from Americana and contemporary popular music. In addition, Pat plays tunes on Irish low whistle, Irish whistles and Scottish smallpipes (a smaller bagpipe for indoor listening). In a different incarnation, Pat also plays in the duo, Quinn and Meyer in which he sings and plays guitar, mandolin, and bass guitar.

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Aldo

Thursday, Aug 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Aldo (John Altenbernd) will be performing selections from his newest CD, "Note by Note".

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Jazz Savvy

Friday, Aug 5, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come down and tap your toes and snap your fingers to the fresh and innovative sounds of this talented jazz trio. A UO&V favorite!                           

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Empire Night

Saturday, Aug 6, 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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Alan Husby

Thursday, Aug 11, 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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R & L

Friday, Aug 12, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The band R & L consists of Andy Hermansen and Brianna Samson. They bonded through a mutual love of music, and that turned into a relationship, which eventually turned into a marriage. They have been performing together for over four years. Brianna sings main vocals, while Andy plays guitar, harmonica, and assists on backup vocals. They mainly perform covers of songs from the 60s, 70s, and beyond. Within the last year, they have begun writing their own music, which has influences of folk and rock, with a twist of early 2000s alternative. 

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Barbara Meyer Trio

Saturday, Aug 13, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Known for her remarkable ability to take over the stage and capture her audience, Barbara Meyer engulfs the listener in spirals of deep and soulful lyrics. Her own songs weave undertones of her playful humor as well as her intrinsic spirituality, giving her music a timeless relevance. Her extensive background in theatre, coupled with a Master’s degree in opera from the University of Iowa, has honed her vocals into the ultimate tool of expression and communication. She performs regularly throughout the Twin Cities, and is praised for both her live performances and her studio work. Her genre-jumping ability is huge, encompassing jazz, roots rock & reggae, Broadway, gospel, folk, and cabaret, creating a distinctive and electrifying performance every time. And if you’re extra lucky, you’ll catch her hula-hooping shtick

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Scott Graves

Thursday, Aug 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 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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Flamenco with Tony Hauser Featuring Dancer Laura Horn "la Gatita"

Friday, Aug 19, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tony Hauser's 40-year concert career spans flamenco, classical, Latin American & Brazilian guitar, & compositions in all these genres. His Concerto for Flamenco Guitar & Chamber Orchestra recently premiered with MN Sinfonia, Jay Fishman conducting. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and toured throughout the United States and he was the guitarist for Mill City Opera’s 2017 production of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires.   Laura Horn,  ("La Gatita") a Minnesota native, began dancing at a very young age. It was her love of movement that led her to pursue a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. She has trained extensively with Susana Di Palma and has performed in several Zorongo Flamenco productions as well as with Michael Hauser's flamenco group "Touch of Spain".  

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Quinn and Meyer

Saturday, Aug 20, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pat Quinn and Peg/M.Etta Meyer perform a wide range of music, including folk rock, traditional and contemporary Irish songs, plus some pop and original material. Known for their tight harmonies and good-natured chemistry, Quinn & Meyer continue to welcome new listeners into their ever-expanding family of beloved regulars.            

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Sarah VanValkenburg

Wednesday, Aug 24, 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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Joel Shapira

Thursday, Aug 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guitarist Joel Shapira is an internationally acclaimed musician residing in St. Paul / Minneapolis MN. He's a leader and/or member of multiple top Twin Cities' jazz ensembles, as well as a master of the demandingdiscipline of solo guitar. He performs regularly with world-class musicians, has numerous recordings to his credit, and is an artist featured on the NYC record label Unseen Rain Records.

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Classico Brazil

Friday, Aug 26, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Classics from the vast Brazilian repertoire in a traditional format,  very typical of the bossa nova and choros era in 1930 - 1970 in Rio de Janeiro - Guitar + Flute (sax) + percussion.  Music by Baden Powel, Jobim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Tony Hauser, Ary Barroso, Egberto Gismonti.    

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houseboats

Saturday, Aug 27, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

houseboats is singer/songwriter Matthew Mitchell, based out of River Falls, WI. While often sonically somewhere between The Cure, Bon Iver, and Bruce Springsteen, houseboats draws the biggest influence from the intimate songwriting and understated, stripped-down style of artists like Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Melodic, thoughtful, and relaxing original songs and covers for anyone kind enough to listen.  

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