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Mark Joseph & The American Soul – ‘Vegas Motel’ Album Release


October 15
7:00 PM
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‘Under The Canopy’ at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Mark Joseph and The American Soul
‘The Vegas Motel’ Album Release - Friday, October 15 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
MJG Productions, Summit Brewing, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive & Nobool Presents

Mark Joseph & The American Soul

‘Vegas Motel’ Album Release
with special guests Andra Suchy & Jason Bush perform John Prine

Friday, October 15

Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+
General Admission*: $15 ADV / $20 DOS
Reserved Box Seats (2 per box)**: $20 ADV / $25 DOS
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the entire pod of seats
** In the event of further reduced capacity, tickets will be honored in the order they were purchased. Reserved seating will be first priority.**
*** All Hook and Ladder Theater performances will require guests show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination for entry.***
Hook Covid-19 Policies & Safety Protocols —–

Mark Joseph has established himself as a prolific singer/songwriter & band leader with projects including Mark Joseph and the American Soul, Momentary Lapse of Floyd, Down Lo, and the Built to Last All Stars. The year 2021 finds Joseph in the midst of releasing a solo record, Vegas Motel, in collaboration with drummer/producer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift, Hiss Golden Messenger). This while channeling his uniquely creative energy into the lead guitar role in the seminal Minnesota Jam Band, the Big Wu.

Joseph’s 2021 solo release, Vegas Motel, is a highly personal record rooted in the emotion of the year it was written (2020), yet reaching far beyond the confines of the times. Vegas Motel delicately emotes Joseph’s real-life experiences and relationships dating back to when he was a young man. Co-producer and drummer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger), and Engineer Alex Proctor (Grace Potter, Dead Man Winter), perfectly compliment the records musical tapestry further solidifying Joseph’s talent as a singer/songwriter and collaborator. Vegas Motel features 8 original tracks including the standout instrumental, Early Riser, featuring Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles.

Mark Joseph & The American Soul- 2 sets
Mark Joseph (Big WU / BTL Allstars / The dFx)
JT Bates (Grammy Nominated Drummer & Co-Producer for Vegas Motel)
Toby Lee Marshall (Hammond Organ from Koch Marshall Trio)
Cody McKinney (Twin Cities Bassist, and featured on Vegas Motel)
Steph Devine  (Longtime American Soul member and singer in the Twin Cities)
Jess Larson  (Longtime American Soul member and singer in the Twin Cities)
Jake Baldwin (featured on “Love You Till I Die” from Vegas Motel)
Jeff Waldeland (Pedal Steel, featuring on title track “Vegas Motel” & Nates Garage”)


Food & Beverage
The Hook & Ladder Theater boasts a full bar with exciting signature summer drinks, ice cold Summit Brewing beer and has also partnered with food vendors to present an exciting summer menu along with a number of scheduled ‘pop-up’ chef appearances. Make it dinner and a show Under the Canopy!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.