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A Tribute to Gillian Welch + The Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"


Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 pm Doors // 8:00 pm Music // 9:30 pm Movie
$12 Advance // $16 At the Door — On Sale Friday August 9
All Ages

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With performances by Chris Bierden, Sara Bischoff, Brianna Kocka & Jake Ilika.

Known for her sparse and dark musical style, combining elements of Appalachian music, bluegrass, country and Americana — Gillian Welch was also an associate producer and performed on two songs on the soundtrack of the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," a platinum album that won the 2002 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Welch also has a brief cameo in the film.


Minneapolis musician Chris Bierden (Invisible Boy/Polica/Under Violet) is a bassist, vocalist and composer, known for his lush and lovely sonic soundscapes.

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Inspired by a mix of Mazzy Star and vintage country, Sara Bischoff (Under Violet/Web of Sunsets/Heavy Deeds) makes music that is dreamy and spacious, creating a folk-rock glow for projecting minimal and dark portraits.

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Singer-songwriter Brianna Kočka (Zoo Animal/Sun Gods to Gamma Rays) has shared the stage with Marc Cohn and The Cult and has had her music featured on General Hospital and 20/20. Evoking the instrumentation and mournful harmonies of Americana pioneers Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss, as well as the classic country vibes of the vintage Nashville sound, her songs are both autobiographical and fantasy, documents of facing phantoms and fleeing them.

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Singer/songwriter Jake Ilika (Ilika Ward Duo/The Heavy Set) hails from Minneapolis by way of Winona, Minnesota. A multi-faceted guitarist, he plays finger-style acoustic, tasteful electric, lap steel, resonator, pedal steel and keys -- often collaborating with fellow musicians throughout the region. Ilika has shared the stage with Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps, Chastity Brown, Erik Koskinen, Charlie Parr, Euforquestra, Black Market Brass, The 4onthfloor, Mark Mallman, Chris Koza and Rogue Valley, Actual Wolf, Jillian Rae and many more.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and loosely based on Homer's The Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou is crime comedy set in Mississippi during the Great Depression and stars George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill, a criminal who tricks fellow convicts Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro) and Delmar O'Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson) into escaping prison with him in search of cash he had buried, when in fact he just wants to stop his wife from remarrying. Through their misadventures, the trio becomes famous as The Soggy Bottom Boys, a new music sensation.