Tim Eriksen is at the Cedar tonight
Though the music-reading technique is old, shape-note and Sacred Harp singing is still alive today (chorale clubs can be found in Chicago, California, New York, and many places in-between).
Tim Eriksen is an example of a performer that continues to successful tour playing music within the genre. In recent years his music has been in the feature film,Cold Mountain
. He has also taught shape note to musicians and actors, including Sting, Nicole Kidman, and Elvis Costello. He has shared a stage with Jack White, Kurt Cobain, and Alison Kraus, among many others.
Ericksen plays the Cedar (416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.2674) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the door. His latest album, Northern Roots Live in Námešt (Indies Scope), is a mix of old New England tunes and Sacred Harp.
Sound interesting? Check out these videos of Tim Ericksen performing at various venues, including nature. (Photos by Michael Murphree)
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