As we approach the longest night of the year, join Jillian Rae, Eliza Blue, Hemma for an evening of music & fellowship
Friday, December 14th
7pm Doors || 8pm Show
$12 Advance (+ fees/taxes) || $16 Door (tax incl.)
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.
Eliza Blue is a folk-singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to her solo work, Eliza also performs as half of the folk duo, "The Nesters" with fellow songwriter and banjoist, Jami Lynn, and she is a regular contributor to South Dakota Public Broadcasting with her monthly, “Postcards from the Prairie.” She has performed and recorded with Roma di Luna, Charlie Parr, and Chastity Brown just to name a few. Other highlights include performances at SXSW, CMJ, and Sioux River Folk Fest, as well as a slot this summer at Red Ants Pants Music Festival.
Most recently, Eliza collaborated with Billy Talbot, of the band Crazy Horse, on two albums, and was selected in 2016 & 2017 as a "favorite" by SDPB Magazine for contribution to the Tiny Desk Concert series contest. After being an urbanite for most of her life, Eliza currently resides in South Dakota, with her sweetheart and their two children, herding sheep, raising chickens, and playing music.
Hemma's songs float melodies that characterize American Country music, while sustaining a penchant for the modern touch of synthesized sound. Swedish for 'at the home of one's parents', Hemma practices this craft with deep respect for the authenticity of the homespun song having grown up in a musical family. Many songs spring from the family piano in her parents home. thanks mom and papa.
Corpse Reviver is a group of musicians in the Twin Cities that likes to focus on the music found on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music.