Shelter From The Storm w. Haley Bonar
The Cactus Blossoms, Roe Family Singers
6 W. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Haley Bonar was discovered during an open mic event by one of her musical heroes, Alan Sparhawk of Low. The next day she quit school, crammed her Honda Civic full of gear with her drummer, and was opening for Low across the country she had barely seen. Haley was twenty years old. Since then, she has released three full length albums, several EPs, started a punk/new-wave side project (Gramma's Boyfriend), had songs tapped for major motion pictures and has had the pleasure to tour from coast-to-coast playing some of the most amazing venues with some of the most talented artists in the world. Haley recently released a highly acclaimed 7" single entitled 'Bad Reputation' (see NPR quote below) and is currently in the studio working on her fourth full length release, which is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.
Haley has supported and performed with Andrew Bird, Mason Jennings, David Garza, Amos Lee, Gary Louris, Great Lake Swimmers, Dar Williams, One Eskimo, Low, The Dodos, Horsefeathers, Over The Rhine, Pieta Brown, Hayden, Charlie Parr, Mary Lou Lord, Richard Buckner, and Langhorne Slim. Members of her live band also perform with Gayngs, Alpha Consumer and Andrew Bird.
"'Bad Reputation' is darkly sparkling, but it's dispensed with a poppy brightness that's virtually impossible to resist. Haley is a remarkable performer, with a terrific ear for detail and a gift for masking melancholy observations with hooks that stick."
"She possesses a voice that's ideal for conveying mixed emotions about romance, fame, life."
"Haley Bonar rediscovers the pure emotion of unadorned singer-songwriter folk."
-TIME OUT NEW YORK
The Cactus Blossoms
The Stanley Brothers, the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Maddox Brothers & Rose. Country music has a long-held appreciation for sibling bands, and it seems there's no sweeter sound than two brothers harmonizing over a sad country tune. Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey have capitalized on this tried-and-true formula with their band The Cactus Blossoms, most recently pulling together a backup band of music veterans: Mike "Razz" Russell on fiddle, Liz Draper on upright bass, and Randy Broughten on pedal steel guitar and dobro. Last year, the five-piece joined together for a day of live in-studio recording with Brent Sigmeth at Cannon Falls' LittleBig Studio, and released their first self-titled album. Made up of eight original tunes and a couple of covers, it has since caught the attention of scores of Minnesota listeners as well as Country Music Television's music blog, which named it among the top overlooked albums of last year. Pretty high praise for a band you can see every Monday night at the Turf Club, but it's praise well deserved.
Roe Family Singers
The Roe Family Singers are a nine-member Mississippi headwaters music ensemble based in Minneapolis. Led by Kim Roe (2006 best female vocalist, City Pages) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearninghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with subversive and punk influences. The band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis' 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. In 2010 the band opened for both Doc Watson and Del McCoury, each playing at the Cedar Cultural Center; the Grascals at the MBOTMA Winter Weekend; and Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur at the National Jug Band Jamboree in Louisville, KY.
In 2011 the band was selected for the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and has previously won the title of "World's Best" at the 29th annual Battle of the Jug Bands.
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