The Cedar Presents
An Evening with ROBBEN FORD
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watching Robben Ford take the stage is equal parts gratifying, awe-inspiring, and challenging—a perfect storm of creativity and emotion that results in some seriously good music. As soon as he plays his first note, you realize that you’re in the presence of a bonafide guitar master. With five Grammy nominations, a three-decade-long solo career, and a resume that includes Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, and George Harrison, his accomplishments reflect the versatility and musicality of someone who has pursued their true calling. During a live performance, Robben is acutely tuned in, feeding off of the energy of the audience, and fully prepared to throw you a curve ball at any moment. In other words, it’s an experience not to be missed.
As of 2018, this long-time Californian has relocated to Nashville in search of new musical inspiration. Embraced by the local scene and fellow guitar master, Vince Gill, Ford is happy to find a new home in this eclectic musical melting pot. An avid songwriter with an inclination towards production, Ford excels at spending time in the studio and working on a variety of projects. This new era of creative output features him at the helm, highlighting both up-and-coming artists as well as some of the best instrumentalists that “Music City” has to offer.
An important and essential component of Robben’s career is his commitment to teaching and passing on what he’s learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians. His instructional videos and clinics over this time have culminated in a collaboration with TrueFire and the birth of the Robben Ford Guitar Dojo. The wealth of his expertise and creativity is generously presented in these state-of-the-art productions, and will be, for years to come.
His latest recording, Purple House (2018) is a remarkable collection of songs featuring Ford’s enlightened approach to composition and production. Exploring the range of the studio with a fresh approach, he weaves in and out of surprising musical moments, ear-wormy hooks, and thoughtful lyrical themes. His sophisticated approach to the blues is evident throughout, yet the record is far more diverse regarding song structure and style. “I was inspired to go past what would certainly happen on a traditional blues or R&B album, take more chances sonically, and open it up without loosing the essence of soulfulness or live performance.”
$35 General Admission, $45 Center Section
This is a seated show, with a center section of seats located directly in front of the stage.
General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, at Electric Fetus, and at The Cedar during shows.
Center Section tickets are available online, by phone and at The Cedar during shows.
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