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Katie Dahl CD Release with Porter Union, Mother Banjo
Supported by Womenfolk Radio
‘Wildwood’ CD Release
with special guests Porter Union, & Mother Banjo
Friday, October 18
The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+
Reserved Seats $20
The Hook and Ladder & Womenfolk Radio presents the Twin Cities release concert for Katie Dahl‘s new album, “Wildwood,” produced by Birds of Chicago’s JT Nero, featuring the lead single ‘Oh Minnesota’. Joining Katie for this intimate listening show is award winning country outfit Porter Union (Missouri), and local folk songstress Mother Banjo!
Mother Banjo – 7:30pm
Katie Dahl – 8:15pm
Porter Union – 9:30pm
Singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliffs of Mali, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. Particularly well-respected on her home turf of Door County, Wisconsin, Katie tours regularly and has earned accolades nationwide for the depth and power of her alto voice, the literate candor of her songs, and the easy humor of her live performances. In 2015, Katie’s song “Crowns” hit #1 on the folk radio charts. Her musical play “Victory Farm” premiered to high acclaimin 2012 and has since been made into a live cast album. Karen Impola of Iowa Public Radio says, “Katie Dahl’s music combines a love for her rural midwestern roots, a droll wit, and a clear-eyed appraisal of modern life, all served up in a voice as rich as cream.” Katie’s latest album, “Wildwood”(September 2019) was recorded in Nashville and features Birds of Chicago’s JT Nero (producer) and Allison Russell (harmony vocals).
Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the comparison stops – you won’t find overproduced, cliche filled songs here. Their honest approach to songwriting combines raw emotional themes with a traditional country sound to bring the listener into the story. It’s no surprise they’ve shared a stage with a variety of notable artists including many of their own heroes. Porter Union was recently selected by Travis Tritt as a contestant on REAL COUNTRY on USA Network.
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