When: Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Where: Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Avenue North, Saint Paul
Tickets: $15, available at http://www.dreamlandarts.com/shows/detail.php?eventId=199
Info: Click here for directions and contact info
Come on down to Dreamland Arts in Saint Paul to celebrate the release of In the Quiet Night: Fiddle Tunes from the Upper Midwest.
After many years spent listening hard to the likes of Bill Monroe, Kenny Baker and Benny Martin, I decided to focus on the fiddling that’s here in the Upper Midwest, right under my nose. This album, which was funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, is a collection of tunes that I gathered from Upper Midwestern fiddlers like Chirps Smith, Sara Pajunen, Les Raber, Selmer Ramsey, Leizime Brusoe and others, plus a few of my own tunes and a vocal number written by a fellow named Bob Dylan (yes, he counts, too, though we might have known him as Zimmerman).
In addition to playing tunes gathered from some of my favorite northern fiddlers, I got to record with some of my favorite Minnesota musicians, including Anthony Ihrig (banjo), Dean Magraw (guitar), Marty Marrone (guitar) and Dana Thompson, all of whom will be joining me at the CD release show.
Hope to see you there! Dreamland Arts is a very small theater, so advance tickets are recommended. You can order them on the Dreamland Arts website by clicking here.