Jesse Cook; January 19, 2019; 8PM; Hopkins Center for the Arts

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Jesse Cook January 19, 2019


Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Mainstreet

Hopkins, MN 55343

Members $43, Non-members $48

Box Office Phone: 952-979-1111

Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in “nuevo flamenco” music, he incorporates elements of flamenco, rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner and Acoustic Guitar (magazine)’s Player’s Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category. With 10 studio albums and 4 DVD’s released, he has sold over 2 million records worldwide.


Phil Heywood, Icehouse brunch, Sunday January 13, 2019, 11 AM

Phil Heywood, Icehouse brunch

Sunday January 13, 2019

11 AM


Icehouse MPLS

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

(612) 276-6523

Phil Heywood is an under-recognized fingerstyle guitarist and a true Twin Cities treasure. His Country Blues and Roots Music draws on Mississippi John Hurt and Leadbelly, as well as Twin Citizen Leo Kottke, with whom Heywood has toured. Phil is a National Fingerpicking Champion, has won the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition, and has shared stages with Chet Atkins, Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull. He has six albums to his credit. This brunch is a perfect opportunity to take in his magic.


Dakota Dave Hull with Liz Draper; Saturday, January 12, 2019; 7:30 PM Celtic Junction Arts Center


Dakota Dave Hull with Liz Draper CD Release Concert!

Saturday January 12, 2019 

7:30 PM

Celtic Junction Arts Center

836 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

$15, $18 at the door.


Dave and Liz will be performing tunes from Dave’s new CD, “Another Cup,” which runs the gamut from Western Swing to Ragtime to Jazz and more. Opening set by Adam Kiesling! Doors open at 6:30, music at 7:30.

 Dave is a towering figure in his field, considered a peer by the finest folk musicians this country has produced, including Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Utah Phillips, Paul Geremia, and Dave Van Ronk, who called him “one of the best guitarists in the world.” 

In his 20th recording, Another Cup, Dave returns to the music that first made him a True Believer, classics from the innocent early days of the folk revival, before folk became a business and our innocence became something else. Sprinkled with a few simpatico originals, the set is given even more ‘60s purity by Liz Draper’s stand-up bass, echoing the supple lines of Russ Savakus and Bill Lee. 

I love Dave for all the gracious ways he’s changed, but even more for the lovely ways he has not. He’s still folk’s Happy Warrior, still a True Believer. 

—Scott Alarik, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018