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Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration

$15/18

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Date:
December 13
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
$15/18
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Venue

The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Website:
http://thehookmpls.com

Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration

featuring Erik Koskinen, Dustin Arbuckle & The Haymakers, Molly Maher, & Dusty Heart

Thursday, December 13
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+

$15 Advance/ $18 Day of Show

Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 16 at noon

The Current’s stream featuring acoustic, Americana and roots will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary. Radio Heartland, the 24-hour service available to listeners worldwide, kicked off in 2008 as one of MPR’s first endeavors into the streaming world, and has been guided through the last decade by program director Mike Pengra.Celebrate Radio Heartland’s 10th anniversary with a concert gathering at The Hook and Ladder.  The evening will include performances by Erik Koskinen, Dusty Heart, Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers, and Molly Maher.

“We feel the four acts represent a good chunk of the wide variety of music we play on Radio Heartland: Americana, folk and roots,” said Pengra. “We love local music and there’s such a strong, connected music scene here in this area. Three of the four bands are from the Twin Cities and have been part of our playlist for a long time and are all good friends. And Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers are a energetic traveling string band from Wichita, Kansas.”

Erik Koskinen
Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.

Call it roots or Americana but the music made by Kansas-based band Haymakers is the intersection of blues, folk, bluegrass, country and more. The outfit’s origins run back more than a decade when vocalist/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle and guitarist/vocalist Tom Page began performing duo gigs. Arbuckle served as vocalist for roots and blues act Moreland and Arbuckle, recording six albums (including one as Moreland, Arbuckle & Floyd) between 2005 and 2016, culminating in the Alligator Records release, Promised Land or Bust. With a touring scheduled that carried the band across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Johnny Lang, Moreland & Arbuckle called it a day in 2017. A Haymakers show is like a high-speed joyride down the highways of American music. Don’t miss them when they come to town!

Molly Maher
Molly Maher is the sort of musician you see once and never forget. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a fine balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger.
Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.