With a touch of country and bluegrass in the sound, Gabe Barnett and the Big House Rounders rock out a good bit too. The Minneapolis group have created an album that gets under your skin, and on the new record Old as the Stars, connects the listener to his ghosts from his past and his home.Before hi ... More >>
You may have never heard Corpse Reviver, but if you have an interest in traditional or "the old, weird America," there's a good chance you know their songs. Mikkel Beckmen, most often heard performing with Charlie Parr or the Brass Kings, is the group's percussionist. Adam Kiesling sets aside the s ... More >>
Equally inspired by the lonesome sounds of folk, country, and the blues, and the frenetic sounds of rock and bluegrass (and psychobilly!), the Bitterroot Band will no doubt find a welcome home in today's current roots/Americana-friendly landscape. But their presentation is so genuine, it doesn't see ... More >>
Trampled by Turtleswith Actual Wolf and Fever DreamFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, April 17, 2013Minneapolis isn't Trampled by Turtles' hometown, but this city sure loves the band. Opening the first of three sold-out shows at First Ave., the band celebrated their ten-year anniversary being togethe ... More >>
Band embracing a slower pace
A band that has over the years collaborated with folks who'd later appear in Old Crow Medicine Show and Modest Mouse, and has also backed the late Charlie Louvin on a nationwide tour, tonight the excellent Hackensaw Boys will be appearing at the Cabooze in Minneapolis.
Country music seems to get more flack than any other genre. Ask anyone on the street, "What kind of music do you listen to?" and the answer usually includes some variation of "Anything but country."If that's the case for you, allow us to introduce you to The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaAlison Krauss and Union StationSeptember 13, 2011Orpheum Theatre, MinneapolisTo spend the evening watching Alison Krauss and Union Station perform is a humbling experience. There are some shows where the artist may seem accessible and would love to hang out afterwards, ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDolly Parton July 27, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino "Is she lip synching?" "Is she really playing banjo in those nails?" "Oh my word, is she really, really playing that saxophone?" With a stage full of glitz and glitter, three costume (and two wig) changes, an unwavering dos ... More >>
Today, we remember the gone-but-not-forgotten star of the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw David "Stringbean" Akeman, whose murderer came up for parole this week.
Photos by Stacy Schwartz"This is the hottest I think I've been in a long time," Marcus Mumford said between sets, droplets of sweat falling off his eyelashes, guitar, and fingertips. "But I think it's also the most loved we've been, so far from home."Indeed, last night at the very sold-out Varsit ... More >>
I dunno ladies, he ain't that skinny. But he sho' can sing.
The local "bluegrassical" trio has crafted a rich meditation on planes, trains, and automobiles.
Former members of Slobberbone try to live up to themselves
Picked to Click XV
Dan Kase--Aspiring to make Minnesota sound like the Mississippi Delta
With Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch finds new inspiration in country tunes from way back when
With three great albums in three years, Steve Earle is riding his country-rock renaissance into bluegrass territory
Local cloggers the Girl Germs spread the traditional dancing of Appalachia to the prairies