701 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
Although replacing the enormous, inimitable spirit of Clarence Clemons is impossible, the Big Man's muscular tenor saxophone sound lives on in the E Street Band thanks to nephew Jake Clemons. But Jake is also a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader in his own right, now touring with his own band in support of last December's Embracing Light EP after wrapping up a South Pacific swing with Springsteen. Three tunes are infectious rockers laced with jazz, blues, and soul, Jake's tenor repeatedly stepping in with soaring authority. The title cut is a soulful ballad that showcases Jake's high tenor voice. Finally, "Carry Me Through" is an acoustic folk-soul opus, impassioned vocals slipping into an emotional sax solo. 18+.
Sat., March 29, 9:30 p.m., 2014