Monday, May 14, 2018

Roma di Luna-Live at Cedar Cultural Center-5/4/18

Roma di Luna
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
5-4-18


-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://romadiluna.bandcamp.com/

Double Dragon:

1. Intro
2. Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
3. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) (w/ Channy Leaneagh)
4. Who Was I Born To Be?
5. Sun Come Out
6. Birthday Rap

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Roma di Luna:

1. Estate Fair
2. We Were Made To Forgive
3. Remind Me
4. Tomb In Head
5. Envisioning
6. Pearls For Pigs
7. Inside The Bells
8. Starling
9. The Wire
10. Wonder
11. Great Lies
12. Little Star
13. Crying (Roy Orbison)
14. Mars
15. ?
16. Tell You Girls
17. Before I Die

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Roma di Luna are proud to announce our 7th release - “We Were Made to Forgive.”

It has been quite a long time since our last one, and we certainly have a history- a quick Google search will enlighten you. But here we are, all the original members, releasing nine new songs into the world and for the first time on vinyl. So why now? We donated the proceeds from our reunion show- it wasn’t for the money. The title is a clue I suppose, but when all is said and done we are all connected now. When we’re all in a room together we laugh, play better, laugh some more, are better.

We’ve all done a lot of different things musically since our last release, and you can hear some of that in this new one. But you’ll find that same voice, heart and soul in there.

The songs. Some of them we wrote and played back before our break, others when a handful of us had a new project called Warey. Some are from months ago. Most of them were recorded at Sparta Sound in Sparta MN by our old friend Rich Mattson, a couple by bandmember Ben Durrant at his Crazy Beast Studio in NE Mpls, and at the Train House in Maiden Rock, WI. Most songs were mixed by Alex Proctor at April Base in Fall Creek WI, but a couple were by Ben.

As a band we’ve been lucky enough to play shows with Mavis Staples, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird; at several weddings and at a wake; at venues big and small all around.

We are celebrating the release of “We Were Made to Forgive” on May 4th, 2018 at The Cedar Cultural Center in Mpls MN. We hope you will give it a listen and join us.
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DoubleDragon:

Daughter/Father band DoubleDragon is less of a band, in the traditional sense, and more of a science lab for Pela (pronounced "pella", age 9) and Alexei (don't worry about it) to experiment with words, sounds, and a socially acceptable amount of movement. Oh yeah, and they play strictly covers and original songs only.
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Review of show:

https://blog.thecurrent.org/2018/05/review-and-photos-roma-di-luna-host-a-family-affair-at-the-cedar/

The Chapin Sisters-Live at First Unitarian Church-4/14/18

The Chapin Sisters
First Unitarian Church
Des Moines, IA
4-14-18


-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://www.thechapinsisters.com/

Set 1


1. Intro
2. If I Could Only Win Your Love (The Louvin Brothers)
3. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (The Davis Sisters)
4. Angeleno
5. Autumn (Aborted)
6. Autumn
7. Dreaming Of You
8. Bottle Of Wine
9. Lost
10. Ferry Boat
11. Sweet Light
12. Remember When the Music (Harry Chapin)
13. We Will Not Stop

Set 2


1. Intro
2. Crying In The Rain (The Everly Brothers)
3. Maybe Tomorrow (The Everly Brothers)
4. Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers)
5. Don't Love You
6. Bird Song
7. The Pill (Loretta Lynn)
8. Dolphins (Fred Neil)
9. Palm Tree
10. Let Me Go
11. All I Have to Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers)
12. When I Stop Dreaming (The Louvin Brothers)
13. Your Lone Journey (Doc Watson)

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"THE CHAPIN SISTERS, Lily & Abigail Chapin, come from a strong musical family tradition (father, Tom Chapin; uncle, Harry Chapin; and cousin, Jen Chapin). They are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They've been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a decidedly fresh, contemporary folk/rock feel.

Their previous album, A Date with the Everly Brothers, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, #2 on Amazons Folk chart, #14 on Billboards Heatseekers, and was featured on NPRs Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.

They have toured the world on their own and as back-up singers, and after almost a decade living in Los Angeles, they currently reside in their childhood home of New York City. You can catch them around the city playing songs from their most recent album, Today's Not Yesterday."

Corey Medina-Live at Minnesota Music Cafe -3/23/18

Corey Medina
Minnesota Music Cafe
St. Paul, MN
3-23-18


-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://coreymedina.com/


1. Intro
2. Chophouse
3. Hold Fast
4. I Won't
5. Old Medicine
6. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
7. Bartender's Blues (James Taylor) > Proud Mary (John Fogerty)
8. The House of the Rising Sun (Trad.)
9. Home
10. Redbone (Childish Gambino)
11. ? > Gloria (Van Morrison)
12. Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In Its Spotlight) (Thin Lizzy)
13. Grave Clothes
14. Untitled new song
15. Embers
16. Want It All
17. Beast of Burden (Jagger/Richards)
18. Nobody (Keith Sweat) > No Diggity (Blackstreet)
19. Louie Louie (Richard Berry)
20. Call Me the Breeze (JJ Cale) > Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
21. Rocking Chair
22. ?
23. Old Dog Cryin'
24. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (John Fogerty) > Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

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"From Bemdiji, MN, Corey Medina & Brothers get their first full show in St. Paul of the year and plan to make their sound, live experience and presence known. Just recently, they were able to share the MN Music cafe stage with the talented Jellybean Johnson, Freakjuice and Tracy Blake and made a huge impact, though they were only an opener along with a new band on the scene, Crest Redux. The night will include all of the bands originals as well as covers that they put their own twist on and will for sure make you move."

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Charlie Parr-Live at Oak Center General Store-12/22/17

Charlie Parr
Oak Center General Store
Lake City, MN
12-22-17


-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

https://www.charlieparr.com/store.html


Set 1

1. Moonshiner
2. Outlastin' You (a.k.a. Over The Red Cedar)
3. Lowdown
4. Goin' Down Slow (St. Louis Jimmy Oden)
5. Jubilee
6. Peaceful Valley
7. Possessed By The Devil
8. Hobo
9. My Grandfather's Clock
10. Old Blue


Set 2

1. Boiling Down Silas
2. Mastodon
3. Evil Companion
4. I Ain't Dead Yet
5. 1922 Blues
6. Dog
7. Falcon
8. Cheap Wine
9. 1951 Blues (Luther Huff)
10. Remember Me If I Forget
11. Casey Jones (Furry Lewis)
12. Ain't No Grave

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"Authentic gets used way too much, but when you hear Charlie you'll understand its meaning. Charlie shows up with his lived-in rasp of a voice, a National Resonator guitar, a twelve string acoustic, a banjo, a batch of his own songs, and well-traveled numbers by revered bluesmen from other times. He executes his music the way it should be with a self-taught mix of slide, finger-picking, quasi-frailing techniques, and a voice that says, "this is the blues". Charlie Parr is the real deal. We’re not pulling your leg. But don’t take our word for it... listen to his music. You’ll be glad you did. Always a sold out show at Oak Center, get your tickets early!"


TAPERS NOTE: During "Cheap Wine", one of the dogs that kind of roam during the show felt the call of "nature" during song, right in front of the stage basically, so you'll hear Charlie's commentary during the song about that, as well the cleanup by the venue owner during the next song.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Kat Perkins-Live at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage-12/20/17

Kat Perkins 
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Anoka, MN 
12-20-17 

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://katperkins.bigcartel.com/


Set 1

1. Intro
2. Jingle Bells
3. Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry)
4. Christmas At The Red House
5. Up On The Housetop
6. Carol Of The Bells
7. Mpls / St. Paul
8. Silent Night
9. Ding Dong Merrily On High
10. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer > Santa Claus Is Coming To Town > You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch > The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) > Feliz Navidad > Mele Kalikimaka > I Have a Little Dreidel

Set 2

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)
2. Christmas Medley
3. Christmas Stockings
4. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Gayla Peevey)
5. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
6. Your Song (Elton John)
7. Wizards In Winter
8. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
9. O Holy Night
10. Holidays For You And Me
11. Joy To The World

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Erik Koskinen- Live at Oak Center General Store-11/25/17

Erik Koskinen 
Oak Center General Store
Lake City, MN 
11-25-17


-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8>Dime
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://www.erikkoskinen.com/


Set 1

1. Intro
2. Devil's Blues
3. Long Drive
4. Pretty Girls
5. Tell Me It's True
6. Treat Me So Bad
7. Red Dress Girl
8. On Christmas Day


Set 2

1. Will You Feel My Love
2. Broke Down
3. Cruising Paradise The Long Way Around
4. Free Man
5. Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes
6. Nothing Without You
7. First Time In Years
8. Big Machine
9. Boomtown
10. Slow Burn

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Best known as an ace guitarist and Producer/Engineer of Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen should also be recognized as a masterful songwriter and rousing country singer. His dulcet tone and demeanor rival artists like Sting and Bon Jovi. Come experience his original brand of American music at Oak Center.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ben Kyle-Live at Minnesota Discovery Center-9/21/17

Ben Kyle (of Romantica)
Minnesota Discovery Center
Chisholm, MN
9-21-17

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-"A "MN Gneiss" recording"
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

http://www.benkyle.com/

1. Intro
2. Don't Settle
3. The National Side
4. Let the Light Go Through You
5. The Bravest Man In The Universe (Bobby Womack)
6. Mercy
7. Lonely Star
8. Your Lonely Heart
9. The Belle of Belfast City (Trad.)
10. Simple Life
11. Here It Comes
12. Give Your Heart a Shelter
13. Danny Boy (Frederic Weatherly)
14. The Turf Club
15. The Gulf Of Mexico
16. Ixcatan
17. Harder To Hear
18. Drink The Night Away
19. The Child

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"There is something new happening on the Iron Range! We are excited to announce the next artist in our Museum Summer Concert Series. Ben Kyle will bring his thoughtful singer-songwriter presence to our stage on the official last day of summer, September 21 at 6pm.

Ben Kyle, best known as the songwriter front-man behind the beloved alt-country band ROMANTICA, is also a distinctive solo and collaborative musical voice. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but embracing the musical roots of North America upon his family's emigration to Minneapolis in his teens, he has won numerous ISC songwriting awards and his recordings have been critically heralded.

“Amazingly good. Such a distinct voice and writing style, and arranged so perfectly. I was really taken by it.” - Michael McCall (Associated Press)"