Joe Hysell & Dan Neale “Songs to Be Sung from the Porch” EP Release Show w/ Miss Myra Duo (Finger Style Guitar) $8
Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dan Neale is a guitarist who moves easily from blues and country to pop, jazz, and rock. Fingerpicking, flatpicking — he’s got it covered. Back when he was a high school kid in Chattanooga, he began to think about a career in music. He played in the school band and in a group formed by his brother. That led to work with a slew of bar bands and a full-time stint in country rock group called Rawhide. In 1986, he left Tennessee for Minnesota (“I married a woman who hates hot weather,” he says). As a studio player and sideman, he has worked with Martin Zellar, Bobby Vee, and a host of others. Recently, he teamed up with singer/songwriter Rex Haberman to do a CD aptly called Neale & Haberman (Reissner Records). A solo album in the works, due for release in December.
Joe Hysell is a songwriter who has built a catalogue of songs with a strong foundation in what might be called “country” music but is influenced by folk, rock n roll and even gospel music. Joe has roots in the soil of America and a wayfaring spirit recognizable in his musical pilgrimages – from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Los Angeles to roads unnamed and unknown. Based in Minneapolis, Hysell’s newest release “Songs to Be Sung from the Porch” is a collaboration with his long-time pal and playing partner Dan Neale. Recorded in one sitting in the summer of 2019, the duo locked into a groove that unleashed the subtle nuances of a few of Joe’s more delicate songs. Since 2011 he has released two full length albums and 2 5-song EPs to positive reception in the Twin Cities music community. Michael Madden of CityPages called his 2017 “Workin’ Too Hard” release “an efficient, consistent, and unpretentious five-song collection that leans outlaw country, with the deep-voiced Hysell proving himself to be a captivating singer and storyteller.”
Miss Myra is a Twin Cities based jazz vocalist and guitarist. Whether she’s performing with her 5 piece New Orleans inspired jazz band, Miss Myra and The Moonshiners, or breaking it down as a duo with an upright bassist, she focuses on shining a light on the swing era of the 20’s and 30’s. Known for blending delicious originals within the style, alongside torch songs of love and regret, she takes inspiration from 1920’s jazz and blues guitar legends Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson and incorporates stylistic elements from Django Reinhardt in her playing, blending her vocals with a rich accompaniment on guitar
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$8 cover charge will be added to your tab.