Robinson & Rohe, Shane Leonard & Kalispell

Robinson & Rohe

Shane Leonard & Kalispell

Wed · August 30, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


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Robinson & Rohe
Robinson & Rohe
Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson met a decade ago through their love of participatory music-making and American folk song. Their cowritten songs are inspired by the traditions they hold dear and shine with elegant vocal harmonies and detailed arrangements for guitar, banjo, and accordion. Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, Robinson & Rohe’s performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making.

Acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own rights, they bring with them a wealth of creative experience: Liam was a cast member in the Tony Award-winning play, “Warhorse” and recently music directed the hit Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown” by songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. He routinely tours with the Becca Stevens Band. Jean’s songwriting has won accolades from the Independent Music Awards, ASCAP, and the Montreux Jazz Festival vocal contest. This year, her song “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” was published in the latest edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing and she was a Troubadour finalist at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Shane Leonard & Kalispell
Shane Leonard & Kalispell
Shane Leonard is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter living in Eau Claire, WI. Recently he's toured the UK opening for Jeff Tweedy, worked with Field Report, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Sara and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco), Ben Sollee, Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne), Robbie Lackritz (Feist), Oh Pep!, and taught music through the Exploration School at Yale University, Augusta Heritage Center, and other programs throughout the US. Somewhere amidst all that he managed a steady output of solo work, releasing two EPs and a full-length, Westbound, under the moniker Kalispell. The debut album made many Best Of The Year lists, was profiled by Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Public Radio, and featured twice as No Depression's favorite new music.

Kalispell's new record, Printer's Son, which Leonard crowd-funded by independently raising over $15,000 on Kickstarter, will be released June 3rd on Cartouche Records. Connecting an improvisational heart with meticulously constructed arteries of melody, it eschews the stomp-clap boom-chuck trend of indie-folk, instead giving nods to the entranced sonic tapestries of Phillip Glass and lyrical sophistication of Paul Simon.

Kalispell toured constantly throughout 2011-2013 before Leonard was hired by Field Report as a multi-instrumentalist on drums, strings, and vocals. After opening for Counting Crows, Aimee Mann, Dawes and Emmylou Harris, Field Report recorded their sophomore record, Marigolden, with Feist manager/producer Robbie Lackritz. Leonard's influence can be clearly heard throughout, elevating the grounded guitar-and-voice platform with inventive percussion, lush strings and book-matched vocal harmonies.

Now increasingly sought-after as a producer and player, Shane Leonard began his relationship with music very early, sitting-in on drums as a kid at jazz sessions in Milwaukee and Chicago. From there it was classical percussion lessons with players of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and legendary percussionist Jim Sewrey. After college he embarked on a journey across Appalachia to learn banjo, fiddle, and hundred-year-old songs in the presence of masters Clyde Davenport, Lee Sexton, Frank Lee, Bob Carlin, and Joe Newberry. These influences come together in Kalispell's sophomore album.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409