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Folios with special guest Bev $15
Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Folios is a new music project from veteran St. Paul songwriter Martin Devaney, inspired by a wide library and a love of lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll.
Known as the “Unofficial Mayor of St. Paul,” Devaney comes by that title honestly. Born, raised, and based in St. Paul, he grew up on baseball fields and in bands of the capital city. Whether booking shows at the city’s clubs or standing behind the counter at a record store, Devaney has always been dialed into the St. Paul scene.
Devaney started playing guitar while attending University of Minnesota as an English major and hanging around the famed Dinkytown neighborhood, where Dylan and Spider John Koerner famously got their start. He quickly gravitated to writing songs. And although he did spend some time in other musical outfits (like playing sax in renowned hip hop group Heiruspecs), he became largely known as a songwriting troubadour and has seen much success over the years, putting out 10 highly acclaimed releases, sharing the stage with many notable artists (Billy Bragg, Dessa, Mike Doughty, The Jayhawks) and running notable indie label Eclectone Records (Charlie Parr, Dan Israel, Little Man). Over the last several years, he has been behind the new imprint Pig’s Eye Records, helping promote releases and shows for Twin Cities artists.
In 2020, everything changed for Devaney when he got seriously sick and was hospitalized. While he recovered and quit drinking, he started filling up blank books with songs. Feeling different than anything he had written in the last 20 years, these new tunes were more personal, more honest and more fulfilling. This was a new chapter in his musical life, and it was appropriately named Folios. Now releasing his debut album Dispatch on his own Pig’s Eye Records label, Devaney sees a bright future ahead as he builds this new band and plays shows across the Midwest.
When not busy writing, performing or making videos from his backyard Shed Bar, Martin Devaney works as a cheesemonger and loves to read and spend time with his wife Maggie and his dog Cooley. He also survives through season after season with the Twins.
With special guest Bev!
From Minneapolis, MN, indie pop/rock artist Bev has been making albums and playing shows since 2010. Previously performing under the name, Niki Becker, she changed her name to Niki Beverly (in honor of her deceased mother) and began performing under the name Bev. Bev’s songs shift from moody darkness to 90s era indie rock via swirling guitars, engaging rhythms, intricate harmonies, and introspective lyrics. She has released two albums, Static Elastic (September 2018) and her latest album, Crusher, which came out May 21, 2021.
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