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Doug Otto and the Getaways with special guest Becky Kapell (Country/Blues) $5
Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The well oiled machine that is Doug Otto and the Getaways have been likened to the timeless sounds of Robert Johnson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.
The band has been featured on regional radio shows, most recently, KFAI public radio in Minneapolis. They have played for audiences throughout the Midwest, including 10K Lakes Festival, The Cabooze and The Dakota Jazz Club. Several hometown Minneapolis venues have welcomed The Getaways to please patrons with weekly residencies including, the nordeast staples, Nye’s Polonaise, Dusty’s Bar, Mayslacks Music Lounge, and The Bulldog N.E. restaurant. In 2009 they released an independent self-titled album and are currently working on follow-up recordings.
Doug Otto and the Getaways are known for playing the classic country and blues music of the old greats as well as their own compositions. They began to take root in 2005 within the legendary Minneapolis music scene. The Getaways possess a wide-ranging repertoire that is sure to bring you up and then right back down again. They create a sound that is introspective and melancholy, as well as upbeat, danceable and celebratory.
Minnesota songwriter and singer Becky Kapell picked up her teenage son’s guitar on a whim and began teaching herself to play at the tender age of 42. She had no intention of writing songs but as she taught herself basic chords, melodies began to emerge and then somewhat magically lyrics attached themselves to the melodies. She recorded 12 of those songs with old friends in Portland, OR (where Becky lived as a young adult) for her first record For Now, released in 2012. Based on the strength of that recording Becky caught the attention of Minnesota guitar ace Paul Bergen and as the two began playing together her song-writing morphed from the folkier sound of her first record to the more guitar-driven sound of her 2018 release That Certain Ache. Recorded and produced by Bergen, the record also features his signature guitar work as well as guitar and drums by esteemed Minnesota musician Erik Koskinen who mixed the record and helped with additional recording at his Real Phonic Studios.
“This late-bloomer Minneapolis country crooner fell in with esteemed local twang vets Paul Bergen and Erik Koskinen to craft her album, That Certain Ache. Her smoky but tender voice recalls Jeannie C. Riley while her songwriting has a Lucinda Williams-like balance of down-and-out grit and hopeful beauty, with standout cuts including the bittersweet, slow-waltzing title track and the cool-rambling Capable Man.” -Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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$5 cover charge will be added to your tab.