Luke Callen, Corpse Reviver, Wolf van Elfmand - The Warming House4001 Bryant Ave South Minneapolis,MN
10/12/2018 8:00 PM - 10/12/2018 10:00 PM
Luke Callen is a hard-driving, finger-style guitar picker originally from the small river town of La Crosse, WI-in the heart of the Driftlessregion. Pulling from the traditions of American folk, blues, and country music, Luke has one foot in the past and one foot in the here and now. Echoing the voices of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Townes Van Zandt, Luke crafts songs of people, places, and time in all of its forms.
From the Mississippi Valley, learning by ear the songs of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, to campfires, classrooms, honky tonks and clubs across the country, Luke brings his humble sense of humor and humanity to any ear that will listen. With his guitars, harmonicas, and banjo in tow, Luke has played hundreds of shows spanning both coasts, the American west, south and heartland. He has had the opportunity to provide support for Dom Flemons, The Dustbowl Revival, Kacy & Clayton, James McMurtry, Whiskey Shivers, Charlie Parr, The Lowest Pair, Shawn Colvin, The Last Revel, Lilly Hiatt, Chicago Farmer, and Robbie Fulks among others.
Wolf van Elfmand
Wolf van Elfmand is a folk and country-blues artist based in Denver, CO. Wolf has released 3 full length albums: "Magic to the Lonely," "Wolf Sings," and "The Death of," which span from finger-picking blues to eerie operatic compositions. His latest EP, "Real Wolf" released in June 2017. With "Real Wolf" van Elfmand dives deeper into the country genre and widens his repertoire of captivating storytelling. Quirky songs are enhanced by compelling lyrics, witty banter, and disarming charm. Wolf maintains a truly unique style in songwriting while continuing to pay homage to American classics such as Randy Newman, Roger Miller and Mississippi John Hurt.
Corpse Reviver is a Twin Cities-based trio that pays homage to Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music. First compiled and released in 1952 by Folkways Records, the Anthology offers a glimpse into the world of vernacular American music recorded in the 1920s on rare 78 rpm records. Reissued in 1996, the music runs the gamut of musical styles and includes early blues and jug bands, old-time country, cowboy songs, Cajun tunes, fiddle breakdowns, and a wide range of sacred music.
Corpse Reviver (who takes their name from a mid 19th century "hair of the dog" cocktail from New Orleans) strive to put their own stamp on the music while maintaining respect for the older styles.
Mikkel Beckmen (washboard, assorted household items, and stomp box) has been a fixture on the Twin Cities scene for a number of years. Some of the folks he's played with include Steve Kaul & the Brass Kings, Charlie Parr, Lonesome Dan Kase & the Crush Collision Trio.
Jillian Rae (fiddle, vocals) has planted her own flag in the Twin Cities musical landscape as the go-to violin accompanist for a number of bluegrass, rock, and pop bands (including The Okee Dokee Brothers, Corpse Reviver, Adam Levy, Steve Kaul & the Brass Kings, Blackberry Brandy Boys, The Fiddle Heirs, and her own solo project).
Adam Kiesling (guitar, banjo, and vocals) got his start playing old-time and jug band music in the late 90s, playing for local clogging group and old time trio the Mill City Grinders. From there Adam has become a go-to instrumentalist in the Twin Cities old time & folk music scenes, performing with the likes of Pert Near Sandstone, Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, and his own solo project.