• Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    The Dead Pigeons have come to be known for their infectious, foot stomping sound - an original mix of upbeat barroom bluegrass and lyrically driven ballads. One day they excel at corralling a rowdy festival crowd and the next they are captivating a discerning theater audience.

    Born on the West Bank of Minneapolis, The Dead Pigeons have been touring, picking, and perfecting their americana-roots sound for the past 6 years. Constantly evolving, The Pigeons remain steady at the (more…)

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Chris Koza is a singer-songwriter living and working in Minneapolis. Born in rain-soaked Portland, Oregon, he discovered Minnesota by way of Northfield; earning degrees in Studio Art and Philosophy while at St. Olaf College. Since then, Koza has focused on music: writing, recording and self-releasing over a dozen albums both solo and with his band Rogue Valley. He’s performed at venues both prestigious and infamous all across the United States and internationally at the Iceland Airwaves Festival and the UK while supporting renowned artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, Stephen Kellogg, and The Jayhawks. His song The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Koza composed and produced the soundtrack to the 2014 documentary Beyond the Divide.

    Chris Koza - vocals, guitar, keys
    Peter Sieve - guitar & vocals
    Cody McKinney - bass & vocals
    Richard Medek - drums & percussion

    Long Biography

    https://www.chriskoza.com

     

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Celtic music infused with punk-rock attitude
    Since 1983, BiL have been innovators in bridging traditional music from many cultures with the sound and attitude of a rock band. A Boiled In Lead concert is a combination of darkly-tinged folk ballads and originals alongside instrumental dance music from Ireland and elsewhere. Enthusiastic, powerful, technically brilliant, playing a wealth of instruments with extreme dynamics, Boiled In Lead routinely demolishes genres with its highly-identifiable sound. An Onion A&E(more…)

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Bluegrass

    World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will appear in concert at Oak Center General Store. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.

    Since the year 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13 CDs and a live concert DVD and has made more than 1500 concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The secret to the (more…)

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Americana with Rock, Ska, Blues, Rockabilly, Irish & Irony

    This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair's large display of farm equipment. Their original style mixes Americana with Rock, Ska, Blues, Rockabilly, Irish and touches of irony. Machinery Hill features a variety of songwriters who delve into topics from building combines to the end of the world, all solidly delivered with an upbeat attitude and 3-part harmonies. If you look up “diverse” in the dictionary, it says “see Machinery Hill.”  (more…)

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Bluegrass

    Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.”(more…)

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    chuchsuchyOriginal and provocative folk and storytelling

    Singer/songwriter/farmer Chuck Suchy returns to the Oak Center General Store to perform his special original songs and stories. Suchy has been heralded as “One of the great American songwriters” by Rod Kennedy, founder of the Kerrville (TX) Folk Festival – the premiere songwriting festival in America. Dirty Linen Folk Magazine says of Suchy: “ Ya gotta love this guy, he writes a fine song , plays steady guitar, sings with rare confidence and lives his material!” He is the recipient of the 2015 North Dakota Governor’s Award for the Arts. Suchy raises grass fed beef on the farm he grew up on near Mandan, ND.

    http://www.chucksuchy.com/

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    AMERICANA/COUNTRY/SINGER/SONGWRITER

    "THIS LATE-BLOOMER MINNEAPOLIS COUNTRY CROONER FELL IN WITH ESTEEMED LOCAL TWANG VETS PAUL BERGEN AND ERIK KOSKINEN TO CRAFT HER DEBUT ALBUM, THAT CERTAIN ACHE. HER SMOKY BUT TENDER VOICE RECALLS JEANNIE C. RILEY WHILE HER SONGWRITING HAS A LUCINDA WILLIAMS-LIKE BALANCE OF DOWN-AND-OUT GRIT AND HOPEFUL BEAUTY, WITH STANDOUT CUTS INCLUDING THE BITTERSWEET, SLOW-WALTZING TITLE TRACK AND THE COOL-RAMBLING CAPABLE MAN. -Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune

    "PRODUCED, RECORDED, AND MASTERED BY MINNESOTA ROOTS-ROCK ALL-STARS PAUL BERGEN, ERIK KOSKINEN AND TOM GARNEAU, THAT CERTAIN ACHE IS THE SOUND OF AN ASSURED SINGER COMING INTO HER OWN, AND KAPELL LIKEWISE DISCUSSES THE UPS AND DOWNS OF HER LIFE WITH NONCHALANT JOY AND MIDLIFE WISDOM. -Jim Walsh, City Pages(more…)

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pm

    erik-koskinenBlues /folk/ country/ fusion
    Best known as an ace guitarist and Producer/Engineer of Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen should also be recognized as a masterful songwriter and rousing country singer. His dulcet tone and demeanor rival artists like Sting and Bon Jovi. Come experience his original brand of American music at Oak Center.

    http://www.erikkoskinen.com/

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pm

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    We're a group of musicians in the Twin Cities that likes to focus on the music found on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music. Mikkel Beckmen--percussion, Jillian Rae--fiddle and vocals, Adam Kiesling--guitar, banjo and vocals. We're usually down at the 331 Club on the first and third Sundays of the month.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Folk / Americana / Rock
    Yazmin has lived a life of music from day one, having grown up with musician parents. Her latest album The Nautilus (coming July 6, 2018) was recorded in Havana, Cuba with producers she met while living and studying music there. Over the years, Cuban music has played a big roll in her life. She spent over a decade (more…)

  • Sat
    22
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pmTickets $18 advance

    charlie-parrAuthentic, Northshore Blues
    Authentic gets used way too much, but when you hear Charlie you'll understand its meaning. Charlie shows up with his lived-in rasp of a voice, a National Resonator guitar, a twelve string acoustic, a banjo, a batch of his own songs, and well-traveled numbers by revered bluesmen from other times. He executes his music the way it should be with a self-taught mix of slide, finger-picking, quasi-frailing techniques, and a voice that says, "this is the blues". Charlie Parr is the real deal. We’re not pulling your leg. But don’t take our word for it... listen to his music. You’ll be glad you did. Always a sold out show at Oak Center, get your tickets early!

    http://www.charlieparr.com/

  • Sun
    23
    Dec
    2018
    3:00 pmTickets $18 advance

    charlie-parrAuthentic, Northshore Blues
    Authentic gets used way too much, but when you hear Charlie you'll understand its meaning. Charlie shows up with his lived-in rasp of a voice, a National Resonator guitar, a twelve string acoustic, a banjo, a batch of his own songs, and well-traveled numbers by revered bluesmen from other times. He executes his music the way it should be with a self-taught mix of slide, finger-picking, quasi-frailing techniques, and a voice that says, "this is the blues". Charlie Parr is the real deal. We’re not pulling your leg. But don’t take our word for it... listen to his music. You’ll be glad you did. Always a sold out show at Oak Center, get your tickets early!

    http://www.charlieparr.com/