Dec 27 - Charlie Parr, Dave Babb & Steve Kaul

Sunday, December 28, 2008

KFAI's Roots Saturdays Music Series was proud to present an intimate showcase featuring Charlie Parr, Dave Babb of the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs, and Steve Kaul of the Brass Kings, on Saturday, December 27th. Jackson Buck of KFAI’s Freewheelin’ presented this special performance by this trio of highly-acclaimed roots musicians.
Charlie Parr
Dave Babb
Steve Kaul
Freewheelin' with Jackson Buck

Dec 13 - Eddy Burke, the Sans Souci Quartet, & Javier Trejo

Saturday, December 13, 2008

the sans souci quartet

javier trejo

LinkAnother successful, wintery night at the acadia cafe! the night opened with the mesmerizing sounds of Eddy Burke, "a folk musician with a wit that could cut precious stones and fingers that could lacerate his own strings. " Eddy warmed us up with some intimate quiet songs, then got hollerin at the end, right in time for the second set of the sans souci quartet, where tables got pushed to the side to make room for some riverside ave passer-bys who came into stomp and dance. the night was closed by an impressive, rich vocal solo set by multi-talented local man javier trejo.

Nov 22 - DeepSoul Deities, the Boys n the Barrels, the Dharma Bums

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Boys N' The Barrels, The Dharma Bums (formerly the North Country Bandits), and Deep Soul Deities, Saturday, November 22nd.

This was a great night! We packed the Acadia, supported local music and community radio, and made new friends! It was cold outside, but warm inside the coziness of the Acadia! The DeepSoul Deities got people dancing with an impressive instrumental opening set. The Boys and the Barrels got people stompin and hollerin with a well balanced set of progressive and traditional, all original bluegrass songs. The Dharma Bums closed down the night into the wee hours of Sunday morning, keeping everyone goin with a beautiful blend of vocals by Doug Otto, Nick Mrozinski, and Drew Druckrey, Rich Casey on bass, and Chris Gray on drums. The night was hosted by KFAI's Sarah Lageson.

DeepSoul Deities:

The Dharma Bums:
the boys n the barrels
boys n the barrels
the acadia filled to the brim

photos courtesy of Jodi Struck

Nov 8 - The Get-Rites CD Release

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CD Release Party for The Get-Rites Saturday, November 8th

The Get-Rites honored us with the pleasure of hosting their CD release this week! Their new CD “Tin Roof Sky” has been called "….a fantastic roots/country-rock album with the influences of spiritual music and a touch of the great names such as The Byrds, Poco and even Pearl Jam" (Sjaak Sekeris, A shake of Music, The Netherlands). They played two great sets, giving us at the Acadia a peek into their new CD. Opening the night was a stripped-down version of Six Mile Grove, featuring Brandon Sampson and Barry Nelson. Closing the evening was the Mark Thomas Stockert Band. It was a big day for KFAI - the 30th Anniversary party!, so this final ambient set was perfect. The evening was hosted by KFAI's Jackson Buck.

Oct 25 - Doug Otto & the Getaways, RogueRogueMeal, Six String Addiction

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Doug Otto & The Getaways, RogueRogueMeal, Six String Addiction

Doug Otto & the Getaways are a local group performing original music in old American music styles, featuring Doug Otto, Chris Gray, and Albert Perez. Sophie Perez, played the second set accompanied by Joe Haessly, and Paul Perez (they dubbed themselves RogueRogueMeal for the night) - a lot of new songs saw their debut in the comfort of the Acadia, friends, family, and new faces! Six String Addiction opened the evening, which was hosted by Sarah Lageson.


Doug Otto @ the Getaways

Six String Addiction

Sarah hosting and getting pledges!
Photos by Jodi Struck.

Sept 13 - Mother Banjo, Dan Gaarder, Jeremy Greenhouse

Saturday, September 13, 2008

September 13 - Mother Banjo, Dan Gaarder, Jeremy Greenhouse, Barb Ryman

Womenfolk DJ Ellen Stanley hosted this edition of KFAI Roots Night on Saturday, September 13th at the Acadia Cafe. In addition to playing MC, Ellen will picked up her banjo and shared some of her own Mother Banjo originals. The night also featured special solo performances by Dan Gaarder (Trailer Trash, The Roe Family Singers), Jeremy Greenhouse (Sweet Colleens) and local songwriter Barb Ryman. Hosted by KFAI's Ellen Stanley

Aug 9 - Molly Venter, Bianna Lane, Ben Glaros

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Aug 9 - Molly Venter, Bianna Lane, Ben Glaros

This edition oof KFAI
Roots Night at the Acadia Cafe was hosted by Pam Hill and featured Molly Venter, Bianna Lane, and Ben Glaros. Molly Venter is a folk, folk soul, and acoustic performer from Austin, Texas. Brianna Lane is a folk rock, acoustic, and folk performer from Minneapolis. Ben Glaros is an acoustic, rock and indie performer from the Twin Cities. Pam Hill is the DJ for Pam Without Boundaries on KFAI, Tuesdays 6AM until 9AM.

July 12 - Sneaky Pete Bauer and John Stowell

Saturday, July 12, 2008

July 12 - Sneaky Pete Bauer and John Stowell

This evening featured "Sneaky" Pete Bauer and John Stowell of Loudray. Hailing from a strong blues, roots and americana musical background, Sneaky Pete Bauer strives to connect the songs and styles that not too many people know about anymore. His shows are a combination of stripped-down instrumentation, field holler energy, and dry humor.

Jon Stowell sings the songs he's written, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Sometimes he does this with his band LOUDRAY, or in his other band Vinyl Wine. This time around he'll be going solo, playing songs that often deal with those two most mysterious and gripping topics in life: Whiskey & Women. This evening was hosted by KFAI's Jackson Buck.

June 28 - Bill Geezy CD Release, Dean Harrington Trio

Saturday, June 28, 2008

June 28 - Bill Geezy CD Release, Dean Harrington Trio

Bill Geezy was back with a new CD and *KFAI's Roots Music Saturday" celebrated with a CD Release Party at the Acadia Cafe on Saturday, June 28! From his days performing on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion as a member of Stoney Lonesome Bluegrass Band to the present, Bill has been compiling a large catalogue of his handcrafted, American, countrified, folk-rock songs. On the Hoffman guitar that his mother bought him for a high school graduation present Bill has penned songs that have become the stuff that dreams are made of.

Bill's songs have been:

  • Performed on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion
  • Been included on an album of children's songs, which also featured Suzzy Roche of the incomparable Roches.
  • Recorded by Kate MacKenzie and EmmyLou Harris
  • Nominated for a Grammy
  • Published in internationally acclaimed folk magazine SING OUT!

Bills songs tap into a well of emotions that range from seriously sentimental to whimsically sarcastic.
Appealing to a wide range of audiences, whether you're seven or seventy Bill's songs feel comfortable the first time you hear them and grow on you more and more with each time you listen.
And there's no doubt about it these songs will stand the test of time!

Also appearing: The Dean Harrington Trio

June 14 - Bernie Gibbs King, Dave Babb

Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 14 - Bernie Gibbs King, Dave Babb

KFAI's Pam Hill, from Tuesday morning's Pam Without Boundaries hosted this evening of evening of roots music at the Acadia Cafe on June 14.

Bernie Gibbs King and Dave Babb (from the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs) will be the featured performers at this edition of KFAI's Roots Music Night.

Bernie King performs original americana/roots music in styles that have been compared to Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, and Greg Brown. He's been called the "unholy love child of Steve Earle and Bob Dylan".

Dave Babb is songwriter, guitarist and singer with the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs. Additionally, he often plays with Steve Kaul of the Brass Kings, Baby Grant Johnson, and Jon Rodine. Dave was born angry, but life's hardscrabble lessons eventually made him embittered. The "Pope of Friday Night" has managed to channel his rage into productive ventures. Like futile vehicle repairs. And writing songs. And singing and playing his guitar.