Luke Callen & Wolf van Elfmand with special guest Kyle Ollah (Indie Folk) $10
Thursday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Having steeped themselves like an old bag of tea in the recordings of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music-Luke Callen & Wolf van Elfmand bring the old weird America into the new absurd America. Branding their style as New Folk/Strange Country-the duo uses old tropes to formulate new ideas around Americana music-an oft exclusive realm. Having first met in the dusty boom town of Fort Collins, Colorado-the two formed the hard driving folk outfit Von Stomper-and promptly got on the road. With the band, and as solo musicians they have toured both coasts, the American West, South and Heartland. Now as a duo-part Mississippi John Hurt, Roger Miller, and Blaze Foley-Luke and Wolf have crafted a sound that is both reminiscent of the past, resentful of it’s pain, and reluctant towards it’s future.
Performer and songmaker, Kyle Ollah, is a multi-instrumentalist folk musician based out of Duluth, Minnesota. Hear him solo or alongside
an array of good friends.
Kyle Ollah is a folk fiddler, old-time banjo player, and singer-guitarist. In late 2018 he released, “Used To Wear That Old Straw Hat, but Now You Wear the Crown”, an album compromised of what are traditionally solo-vocal folksongs, reimagined for guitar and five-string banjo accompaniment . Throughthe years Kyle has also spent a little time performing and recording with folk musician Charlie Parr, and in 2016 the two collaborated on the title track of Ollah’s EP, “Wouldn’t Mind Working From Sun to Sun”, as well as Parr’s Red House Records release, “I Ain’t Dead Yet”. You can also catch him with MPLS musician, Mumblin’
Drew, or fiddling for dances in old barns and out-halls across the Upper-Midwest with Merila
Hill String Band and Four Mile Portage.
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