Diet Folk w. The Bitterroot Band , Courtney Mclean & The Dirty Curls
Bitterroot Band, Courtney Mclean & the Dirty Curls
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Diet Folk Duo
Like a mixed drink on a summer night, Diet Folk is a blend of intoxicating and smooth comfort. This Duluth, Minnesota based group of soulful folk musicians epitomize the spirit of blending the old with the new; reaching for new territory while keeping their roots planted firmly in the ground. Established in 2010, they have brought their inimitably unique style of Americana from the Northland of Minnesota to countless stages and garnered fans across the globe.
Anything but derivative, Diet Folk pays homage to both the bluegrass roots of Americana – snapping banjo, acoustic instrumentation and lyrical refinement – as well as their own background coming of age in a world of Pandora, Spotify and the melting pot of music that is “independent radio” . The result is something new and unique; a smooth blend of folk and pop music – something the band calls “Soulgrass.”
Featuring Welch and Rawlings styled harmonies and instrumental prowess, Diet Folk presents music that can one minute resemble Amos Lee fronting the Avett Brothers and then a 50’s prom night in the next. Carried along by Boyd Smith’s jazz-infused percussion intelligence, Dedric Clark’s smokey vocals swell and lift melodies over Tony Petersen’s chiming, precise banjo.
The Bitterroot Band was founded on the ideals of energetic simplicity. With this in mind, The Bitterroot Band strives to deliver an honest message in the clearest way possible.
Consisting of four members, The Bitterroot Band uses traditional folk-minded four part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain.
The Bitterroot Band is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Bitterroot Band honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Bitterroot Band strives for such wild performances at every show.
With the release of their first official recordings entitled "The Mason Jar EP" in February of 2012, The Bitterroot Bands momentum is continuing to grow and The Band is poised to take their sound to anywhere that welcomes their own brand of lyric driven, foot moving, folk music
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