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The Big Wu – Firehouse Fall Fête



September 22
7:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Bent Paddle Supports
The Hook and Ladder Theater’s
Inaugural Firehouse Fall Fête

featuring THE BIG WU, Jaedyn James & The Hunger, and Dean Magraw
Friday, September 22
~ A Firehouse PAC Fundraiser ~

GA – $18 Advance / $20 Day of Show
VIP – $25 (Includes Special Happy Hour + Concert)
Bent Paddle VIP Happy Hour – 7pm
~ Food & Drink ~
Bent Paddle Social Hour with Gandhi Mahal
(Includes Food and One Complimentary Beer from Bent Paddle)
Live music in the lounge with Dean Magraw
Door prizes too.
General Admission – 8pm
Jaedyn James & The Hunger – 8-9:15pm
2 Fat Sets with The Big Wu – 9:30pm
The Big Wu
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.

Jaedyn James & The Hunger
Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a Funk.Love.Soul band freshly birthed from the loins of South Minneapolis. Performing not only accomplished renditions of juicy deep cut tracks, but also mouthwatering originals. Led by the vocally brash Jaedyn James and showcased by her sumptuous 10 piece band. JJ&TH is sure to have you begging for seconds.

Dean Magraw
Dean Magraw’s life as a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer reveals an artist uniquely consistent in his ability to rise to the highest level of musical expression in a dazzling array of contexts. Dean’s passion transcends all perceived musical boundaries, yet the vital essence of his distinctive style is ever present, whether he’s performing and recording as a solo artist, leading his own ensembles such as the experimental jam band Eight Head, or collaborating with such notables as Japanese shamisen prodigy Nitta Masahiro, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, South Indian vocalist and vina virtuoso Nirmala Rajasheker, epic songstress and storyteller Ruth MacKenzie, Irish supergroup Altan, radio and film celebrity Garrison Keillor, jazz bassist Anthony Cox, and countless others.
Once the listener gets beyond the history and into the mystery, Dean the musician takes over: with tone and taste, unveiling soulful melodic grooves intricately designed to heal the broken dancer, confuse the boldest mathematician, and eradicate ennui in our lifetime.

“Dean Magraw… so liquid, lyrical and effortless it’s like listening to a dancer.”
-Steve Tibbets

— Set Times —
VIP DOORS are at 7pm
Bent Paddle Happy Hour with Food from Gandhi Mahal
7pm – Dean Magraw (Lounge Stage)
GA DOORS are at 8pm
8pm – Jaedyn James & The Hunger
9:30-10:30pm – The Big Wu – 1st Set
10:30pm – Dean Magraw (Lounge Stage)
11pm – The Big Wu – 2nd Set