Music is back at Aster Cafe!
Alex Rossi + John Swardson $10
Saturday, August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Alex Rossi is known for his high-energy performance teasing the ears with a mash-up of blues and rock inspired guitar licks. He combines the soul of Motown, the lyrical play of Hip Hop, and the psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix, into an original sound that defies genres.
A true product of the Minneapolis Sound, Alex was born and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Although a nationally recognized songwriter, and accomplished guitar player, its his soulful vocals that people seem to identify with him the most. He is also an original cast member and co-creator of the Rhythmic Circus, an award-winning musical production with Broadway and international acclaim.
He has shared the stage with notable artists including George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chicago, Steve Miller Band, Johnny Lang, Eric Hutchinson, Jimmie Vaughan, Blues Traveler, The Funk Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Los Lonely Boys, Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Ave and many others. He has been honored to perform for the troops on multiple occasions, across the globe. Recently featured on Dana White’s show ‘Looking for a Fight’
Based in Minneapolis, John Swardson writes songs that bleed through the holes in the soles of his boots. “A songwriter of uncommon emotional detail, depth, and empathy.”
His catalog includes three records of originals, another soon to be released and a wide variety of covers that dart through his own music like Starlings at dusk.
John has opened for many influences over the last handful of years including:
Sturgill Simpson, BJ Barham (American Aquarium), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Semisonic, Gene Ween, Tommy Stinson, and Echo and The Bunnymen.
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$10 cover charge will be added to your tab.