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Northern Songs (Folk Songwriter’s Circle) $6

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your spot!
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Music 8pm

Northern Songs is a quartet of Twin Cities-based singer-songwriters (Joe Fahey, John Magnuson, AJ Scheiber, and Scott Wooldridge) who swap tunes and sometimes jam or harmonize with one another in the round-robin format of a Nashville song pull. Four guitars, four voices, offering four distinctive musical takes on hope, heartache, and humor.

JOHN MAGNUSON. In the 90’s (and also in the aughts, kinda), John was in a Minneapolis honky-tonk band called the Carpetbaggers. If you ever saw them play, he was the one in the middle, between the two bespectacled beanpoles. Many of the songs John wrote then and writes now tend to have a humorous bent. At least he INTENDS for them to be funny. Sometimes the humor has a darkness and bite, so you don’t know whether to laugh or cry in your beer . . . or maybe both.

JOE FAHEY is a Minneapolis-based singer songwriter and leader of Carp 18 and The Bottom 40. He currently sings and plays guitar in a psychedelic garage rock band called The Local Hermits. His songs have been played on the The Current, KFAI, and NPR’s “Car Talk.” His fifth solo album, “Somnambulist Chaser” (2016), was described by one reviewer as “a free-association songwriter version of Tom Petty over richly textured, Dylan-meets-Feelies Americana arrangements.”

SCOTT WOOLDRIDGE is a self-described “song and dance man,” but as his kids point out, he’s only about half right. He has released several albums with the Milwaukee-based Wooldridge Brothers (currently working on album # 7), and one solo album, which was NOT nominated for a Grammy, even though it’s pretty good. He lives in Minneapolis and performs acoustic music there. His songs have been featured in movies, television, and tire commercials.

AJ SCHEIBER is a Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter and co-founder (with Liz Wilkinson) of the local honky-tonk / country-folk band Wilkinson James. He once described himself to an interviewer as “sort of a non-smoking John Prine,” but listeners might hear other influences as varied as Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Mose Allison, and Gram Parsons, and Willie Nelson.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Aster Cafe
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States