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The Lark and the Loon with special guests Mississippi Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $8
Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lark and the Loon are a husband and wife songwriting duo. Roots music by simple definition their writing and song choices traverse the Americana idea in what they call an exploration of the etymology of American music. Sea shanties, Irish dance tunes, Delta and Piedmont blues, jazz, and country all weave together under the calm direction of their showmanship and love of wordplay. Their debut album “Songbirds and Fog” was the highest charted self-released album on the Folk DJ charts the month of its release and has been gaining steady fanfare from the listeners reached by this 74 minute 19 track catalog of an album.
Tailored to their environment they deliver performances full of humor, insight, and history. In 2014 they moved to a semi-remote location in the Ozark mountains to better position themselves for traveling the country. Since then they’ve played in over 40 states from coast to coast and were named a 2018 NAMM Showcase Artist following their successful Fall tour of Ireland in late 2017. When at home they write, work the rocky soil, and hike the natural beauty of the area soaking in the peace and quiet before their
Mississippi Hot Club is inspiring a new generation of young swingers in Minnesota. With reverence and chops, Mississippi Hot Club’s new album, Swing Cities, shines light on the bold music of Django Reinhardt from a fresh pop-oriented perspective. Recorded at Wild Sound Recording Studio in Minneapolis, Swing Cities masterfully captures MHC’s spunky performances, featuring an upbeat approach to jazz manouche, hot club jazz, and gypsy jazz. Swing Cities captivates with its high caliber swing and rhythms that run from cool to fiery. Joshua Parlanti’s engaging improvisation on lead guitar is complimented by the fierce solos of violinist Alissa Jacobsen. This fearless duo is supported by la pompe rhythm guitarists Ian Stenlund and Luke Zupan, along with airtight upright bassist Joseph Downing.
Spanning several eras of Django’s repertoire, Parlanti conveys his melodies on acoustic and electric guitar, playing with a recognizable “Gypsy” flair. His approach is soulful and refreshing, hitting on the more frisky verve that people in the 1930s heard in Django’s playing. On intimate ballads that round out the album’s spectrum of moods, Parlanti skillfully debuts dreamy Steinway piano performances.
8pm Mississippi Hot Club
9pm The Lark and the Loon
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