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Erik Koskinen “Cruising Paradise LP Release” with Randy Weeks, & Dave Moore



July 13, 2018
7:30 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Erik Koskinen, Randy Weeks, & Dave Moore

Cruising Paradise LP Release!
Includes 3 new songs.

Friday, July 13
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+
$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
General Admission Concert with Limited Seating
~ A Firehouse PAC Fundraiser ~
Supported by Indeed Brewing & Jameson Irish Whiskey
Erik Koskinen is a Minnesota-based singer and songwriter. The Star Tribune calls him “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”  After releasing Cruising Paradise as an EP in November 2017, Koskinen has added three new songs and pressed to vinyl for a release on Friday, July 13th. That evening, Koskinen and the band will play at the Hook and Ladder Theater in Minneapolis with special guest Randy Weeks and Dave Moore.

Pre-orders available online in the Real Phonic store at www.erikkoskinen.com
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.
Randy Weeks
The consummate songwriter’s songwriter, Randy Weeks will pull you in, and hook you with each word & every note until you simply can’t let go. His cool, easy-going attitude paired with his sharp and witty undertones make Randy Weeks’ style undeniably his own. Soundtracking the ever-present undercurrent of our popular culture, Weeks’ music can be heard on international radio stations, Grammy award winning albums, and in feature films.

Dave Moore

Dave Moore is one of the great songwriters to come out of the state of Iowa.  Known for his elegant songwriting and instrumental prowess on blues guitar, button accordion and harmonica he has become somewhat of a legend.  Coming of age in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Dave enrolled in college only to drop out to follow a girlfriend down to Guadalajara, Mexico.  Though the journey lasted only a few months, it was to be the first of many travels in Latin America and totally altered his world view.  Returning to the States for the holidays in 1971, his mother serendipitously left a harmonica in his Christmas stocking and he soon found that he could not quit playing it.  He spent the next few years traveling the Southwest and Northwest, working an assortment of jobs (lumberyard worker, fruit picker, plumber’s assistant) – all the time getting deeper into music.