Richard Kriehn & Pat Donohue; Friday March 1, 2019; 8 PM; 318 Cafe

Kriehn Donohue

Richard Kriehn & Pat Donohue

Friday March 1, 2019

8 PM

318 Cafe

318 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331


Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.”

Texas native and Minnesota transplant Richard Kriehn is a guitarist, fiddler, a vocalist, and widely regarded as one of the best mandolin players alive. He served his tenure in the house band for A Prairie Home Companion, and has won the Buck White International Mandolin Contest. He’s released two albums of his own, and has appeared on dozens of others.

318 Cafe

FREE Gypsy Jazz Guitar Clinic with Ryan Picone; Saturday February 23rd; 4PM; St. Paul School of Music

ryan picone
FREE Gypsy Jazz Guitar Clinic with Ryan Picone

Saturday February 23rd

4:00-5:00 PM

St. Paul School of Music

Signal Hills Shopping Center,

Suite M2. South Robert St.

West St. Paul, MN 55118

Seating is limited. Call to reserve your spot:


Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque; Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 pm; Sundin Music Hall

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque Guitar Duo

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque Guitar Duo

Presented by Minnesota Guitar Society

Saturday, February 23, 2019

7:30 pm

Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University

1531 Hewitt Avenue

St Paul, MN 55104

General Admission $25

Members/Seniors $20

Students $10

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance will feature the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations.

Aaron Cohen for Downbeat Magazine:

“Ivanovic and Haque sound like committed internationalists. Their disc’s liner notes emphasize the duo’s mixed background — Ivanovic has Balkan parents and he studied classical music in Salzburg; Haque is part Pakistani, part Chilean, and is as much of an eclectic as his musical partner. While their compositions draw from Macedonian folk songs and pay homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, it’s the pair’s intricate harmonies that make Seven Boats an impressive recording. Both of these guitarists have impeccable technique, yet they are astute in choosing to go the route of minimalism and evocative uses of space. Ivanovic’s title track is a great example of how to move dynamics with the right amount of subtlety.”

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