Post Thanksgiving Bash w. Janelle Faiman (Nashville), Jillian Rae, and Doug Collins & The Receptionists
Saturday, November 24th
7pm Doors || 8pm Show
$10 Advance || $15 door
DOUG COLLINS & THE RECEPTIONISTS
Called "one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades" by southernminn.com, Doug Collins's hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, the Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His 2013 EP, Davenport Iowa, includes the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best Song of the Year” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with the song Lesbian Wedding, which was voted the same honor in 2014. His sophomore release, Complicated Compliments (2016) was also voted one of the "Best of the Year" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His latest release, CD Good Sad News, already called by local legend & Minneapolis music critic Jim Walsh “his most fully-realized collection of songs to date," was released September 1, 2018.
Jillian Rae is a truly multi-disciplinary singer, songwriter, and performer. Always connected to her roots in Northern Minnesota, the Minneapolis musician has expanded on her upbringing as a classical violinist to become one of the most powerful and unique voices in the Twin Cities music scene.
Having cultivated a reputation as the go-to violin accompanist for dozens of bluegrass, rock, and pop bands (including The Okee Dokee Brothers, Corpse Reviver, Adam Levy, and Steve Kaul & the Brass Kings) Jillian Rae planted her own flag in the musical landscape with the 2013 release of Heartbeat, a confident pop record with subtle nods to her bluegrass and classical pedigrees. Her songs are full of heartache, truth, and often a beguiling sense of playfulness. Rae's songwriting is not easily pigeonholed, and neither is her playing. You can find her playing country fiddle on one tune, rock guitar on the next, or driving her violin through synthy guitar effects on another.
As engaging as her arrangements can be, the real show stopper of her records or live performances is always her effortlessly powerful voice. When Jillian Rae sings, you believe her. Such is the case on her 2017 EP, Wanderlust. More of a stripped-down country record, Wanderlust showcases Rae's dynamic and earnest vocal chops. Music journalist Youa Vang called Rae a heavy hitter whose "voice will stay with you long after the show is over."
Based in Nashville but originally from rural Minnesota, powerhouse vocalist Janelle Faiman has been writing and performing in Nashville since 2009, slowly developing a reputation for singing with an earthquake of emotion and a stage presence that doesn't shy away from vulnerable places. Along with her backing band, The Gentlemen, Faiman is known for her commanding stage presence (standing at 6-ft tall) and her signature brand of blues and soul.
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