The MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase is the brainchild of guitarist Elgin Foster and features a diverse array of Twin Cities-based acoustic guitar players at venues like Icehouse MPLS on Eat Street and the Aster Cafe on the riverfront in N.E. Minneapolis. These performances often feature players like Sam Breckenridge, whose progressive acoustic guitar style pays […]
Celebrating “Mother” Maybelle Carter (born Maybelle Addington; May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) an American country guitarist best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s.
Celebrating Steven Lee “Steve” Cropper (born October 21, 1941) the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, which backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.
Celebrating Merle Robert Travis (November 17, 1917 – October 20, 1983) an American country and western singer and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky. He made an art form of his unique style of finger-picking.
Celebrating Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; October 19, 1944 – September 11, 1987) a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers.
Celebrating Jessie Mae Hemphill (October 18, 1923 – July 22, 2006) an American electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist specializing in the North Mississippi hill country blues traditions of her family and regional heritage.
Celebrating Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) an American guitarist and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Celebrating Mary Bozana Timony (born October 17, 1970) an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Timony’s music is often heavy and dark, frequently using drones, beats, and modal melodies reminiscent of European Medieval music.
Regardless of your personal taste in guitar styles, if you haven’t caught the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, you do yourself a disservice. This classical guitar quartet is internationally known and comprised of Twin Cities’ members of the highest caliber — Joseph Hagedorn, Maja Radovanlija, Ben Kunkel and Wade Oden. Catch their concert this Saturday night, October […]
Celebrating Cordell Jackson (July 15, 1923 – October 14, 2004) an American guitarist thought to be the first woman to produce, engineer, arrange and promote music on her own rock and roll music label. She was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi and died in Memphis, Tennessee.