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Sick of Sarah (Friday)
Toki Wright (Friday)
Kosha Dillz (Friday)
Black Eyed Snakes (Saturday)
Sweet Ray Laurel (Saturday)
Bio: Murzik is a folk / neofolk band formed in Minneapolis, Minneapolis in 2003. The band started out by experimenting with mixing old eastern European folk and midwest Americana sounds together to form a sound which they coined as Dark Folk. Murzik claims its influences from more traditional artists such as Leonard Cohen,Vladimir Vysotsky and Édith Piaf which can be seen in Murziks romanticized soundscapes and dark poetic lyrics. In 2008, Murzik was the primary feature of NPR’s radio show called All Things Considered. The interview was based around Murzik’s origins and their style . The radio show was played nationally and the link is still available through MPR’s web-site. Earlier this year Murzik has released its fourth record A Cat Named Murzik, which features three unreleased crowd pleasers “Poison Tears”, “St. Andreas”, and Nabokov-themed “Lolita” as well as brand new recordings never heard before.
Jenny Dalton (Saturday)
Bio: From Minneapolis, dreamy folk-pop songstress Jenny Dalton strikes surreal chords and brings listeners floating through a cinematic soundscape of piano, autoharp and percussion-driven music with haunting vocals. As a self-taught musician, she has independently released 2 full length albums with another one on the way. Dalton will be joined by her long-time band members, Dan Greenwood on drums and Deborah Copperud on cello (former members of Cloud Cult) as well new collaborator Mike Carina on bass.
The Fattenin’ Frogs (Saturday)
Bio: The Fattenin’ Frogs play Rock & Roll music in its original spirit by turning up the intensity on traditional American music. With a style developed by mixing blues, country, folk, R&B, gospel, bluegrass, and rockabilly and adding in a 1960′s influenced rock drummer, we aim to help bring rock music back to it’s roots. Expect to hear a mix of original songs and interpretations of classic songs by artists such as Charley Patton, Leadbelly, Son House, Woody Guthrie and The Carter Family. We believe in the importance of using musical versatility and creative singing to bring out the full potential of every song. We also believe that the show is more than just the music. We are regularly joined on the stage by our all-girl backing vocals group, The Lily Pads, along with other special guests. Come on out ready to sing, clap and dance along with us and celebrate the great tradition of American music.
Jaze & Delgado (Friday)
Bio: Jaze & Delgado 1/2 of the group Kritical Kontact have been rocking shows together since 2004. As of 2011 they have taken the show to another level by integrating both of their styles into one. Jaze is the Mc and Delgado is the DJ, both have a rich knowledge in hip hop history and use it within the music they make. Jaze with his witty lyrics and emotional songs have been captivating crowds with his raw energy at shows will make you not want to miss one of his shows, Delgado with his excellent skills on the tables can adapt to any style and his scratching abilities are crazy. On an average these guys preform up to 100 shows a year and its just getting busier. Jaze has 3 projects in the works a Album, a Mixtape, & an EP. More to come.
The Acceleratii (Saturday)
Justin Bohrer (Saturday)
Bio: Justin Bohrer is a graduate of Two Harbors High School and a 2012 Friends of Brad scholarship recipient. He plans to study music at Moorhead State University, majoring in music performance in guitar and minoring in studio recording. Justin is a musical jack-of-all-trades: he plays guitar, bass, trumpet, piano, drums and harmonica and was a singer in several high school vocal ensembles.
Mary Bue (Saturday)
Bio: Mary Bue is a pop-rock singer-songwriter who plays piano and guitar. Since 1998, Mary has been writing songs and performing them around the country (38 states and counting). Now in her early thirties, Bue’s songs reflect her life experiences of moving from coast to coast. Sometimes her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Yoga training come in to play in her songwriting. Rich with imagery and symbolism, the songs may (if you sit with them long enough) creep into your psyche and “emotionally sucker-punch you.” This is art to make you think and get your mind firing. In essence, Mary Bue is an artful songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a fearless outlook, a kind heart and a wordsmith spirit.
Iron Range Outlaw Brigade (Saturday)
Red Label (Saturday)
Bio: Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Red Label’s brand of rock n’ roll is as gentle and/or as pummeling as its namesake. The band’s music, while rooted in Southern Rock, Blues, and R and B is also strongly influenced by jazz, psychedelia, Latin, and country to name a few. The members of Red Label all have extensive professional music resumes, both through formal study and through touring the country. Each member brings a unique voice to the whole. Our sound is characterized by soaring lead guitar, roaring slide guitar, rumbling bass, driving drums, sweet harmonica, subtle keys, singing mandolin, and heartfelt vocals. Lyrical themes include stories of love, loss, murder, redemption, outlaws, booze, and a sense that while the world is rough place to be, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, dim as that light may sometimes be. Live, expect a loud, rocking good time. Red Label brings the thunder and the gentle rain after the storm.
Expressive Machines (EMMI: musical robots) (Saturday)
Bio: Uprising has been wowing crowds with its high-energy blend of reggae, rock, soca, and ska. Hailing from Westmorland, Jamaica, lead vocalist, Dexter Baxter, captures the energy of Caribbean music. Andrew Perfetti’s guitar solos are crowd stopping, fusing reggae with his love for blues and rock. Tal Lindblad (bass), Luke Perry (drums), and Janna Dreher (keyboards) keep the groove moving to this hard-driving, fun-loving band.
A Winter Downpour (Friday)
Rosebud Social (Saturday)
Scott L. Miller (Saturday)
The RSVP (Saturday)
Tribal Alchemie (belly dancers) (Saturday)
The Spin Collective (fire dancers) (Saturday)
*Lineup subject to change.