Celebration Series: The Songs of Lucinda Williams & Ryan Adams

Great local musicians covering Lucinda Williams & Ryan Adams!

Celebration Series: The Songs of Lucinda Williams & Ryan Adams

Sat · November 25, 2017

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

Free (but $5-20 donation suggested)

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Celebration Series: The Songs of Lucinda Williams & Ryan Adams
Celebration Series: The Songs of Lucinda Williams & Ryan Adams
The Celebration Series celebrates singer/songwriters in our midst! Each month we honor a particular singer/songwriter or two by inviting a handful of other performers to play the honoree’s songs onstage. This series, a fundraiser for The Warming House, happens with different honorees and different musicians every month. This month we celebrate Lucinda Williams and birthday boy Ryan Adams. This month's performers are Brad McLemore, Brianna Lane & Greg Neis (duo), Mary Beth Hanson, Jim Walsh, Matthew French, and John Louis! Doors at 7:30, music at 8:00. Suggested donation is $5 - $20, and all proceeds go to support The Warming House, a tax-exempt music listening room.
Brad McLemore
Brad McLemore
A native Texan, Brad McLemore has moved his home base north to Minneapolis. As a sideman for Texas artists such as Sara Hickman and Soul Food Café, McLemore spent a decade touring the country and performing on TV shows such as Austin City Limits and The Tonight Show. Just before relocating, McLemore traded his role as lead guitarist for the singer/songwriter and began playing solo acoustic shows and fronting an electric trio to perform his original music. With songs that search the soul for love, justice and peace of mind, McLemore’s songs have been compared to Ryan Adams, “without the angst…” by one local critic. Blending Americana styles and the best of country, folk and blues into earthy tunes that feature emotionally dynamic guitar.
Brianna Lane
Brianna Lane
"Poised, ambitious, a soul-singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist." - Jim Walsh (Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN)
Hailing from the song-rich soil of Minneapolis, Brianna Lane is the latest in a deluge of compelling songwriters flooding the region. Lane’s vocals are both confidant and fragile, running parallels to Mindy Smith or a close confidant to Americana veteran Patty Griffin.

Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure—with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. Jim Walsh recently wrote that Brianna Lane is "She’s poised, ambitious, a great writer, a soul singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist.” (Star Tribune) Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. In her eight years of touring Lane has shared the stage with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Colin Hay, Billy Bragg, Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, The Weepies, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), and numerous other well seasoned musicians. She has also shared powerhouse, leg-powered bicycle tours with Signature Sounds’ artist Peter Mulvey. Lane has released four full length solo records and one duo EP with Cahalen Morrison as “Harbor Collective”. Her latest full-length CD is entitled “The Navigators Club”.

Behind Lane’s beguiling smile lies a heart that has had its share of heartache where songs like “In My Bones” and “Company” draw their inspiration. Her stories oscillate between a sense of urgency and resolve while seeking a tranquil balance. Brianna Lane is proof that talent, ambition, and honesty still mean something in today’s hyper-stylized and manipulated musical landscape.
Greg Neis
Greg Neis
Jim Walsh
Jim Walsh
Jim Walsh is a writer, journalist, songwriter, and columnist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of "The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History" (Voyageur Press, 2009), and his singer/songwriter alter-ego The Mad Ripple has released two CDs, "Sink and/or Swim" and "Her Tattoos Could Sail Ships." He hosts the songwriter collective The Mad Ripple Hootenanny, which has been going strong since 2006.
Matthew French
Matthew French
Nashville influenced singer-songwriter Matthew French’s music and lyrics catch at the strings of hope hidden within heartache. Guitar in hand, coffee cup nearby; the melody transports and the words tell a story. Our story. A human story. Matthew’s audiences feel themselves reflected in the warmth of his voice. Not strangers, just unmet friends.
John Louis
John Louis
John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who crafts twangy folk songs about love, loss, living and nostalgia.

“I think of my music as tonic from the chaos and swirl. Music for the road, or the kind of songs you sing with friends around the fire,” said Louis. His songs evoke hope and longing, change and regret, love and death, lost and found, and kindness.

Collectively, Louis says he’s been influenced by all of the music he has ever heard, but is especially fond of that long list of singer-songwriters that begins with Kris, Townes, Lucinda, Bob, Waylon, and Gram. “I am drawn to songwriters who are serious about their craft, but who make themselves vulnerable -- who from time to time put big pieces of their heart and soul into their songs.“ It is through these influences that John has put big pieces of his own heart and soul into his songs.
While Louis has written songs and played music with other musicians for many years, the release of Drift in September 2015 marked his first record as a solo singer/songwriter. Louis wrote the bulk of Drift in late 2013 and 2014. The album was recorded and mixed at Underwood Studio in Minneapolis with producer Mark Stockert and co-producer Brianna Lane. Mastering was performed by Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Mastering in Los Angeles.

For Drift, Louis pulled together some of the most gifted musicians around: Mike “Razz” Russell (fiddle, mandolin, guitar); Jimmy Johnson (pedal steel); Brianna Lane (banjo, vocals); Michelle Kinney (cello); Jed Germond (fiddle); Andy Carroll (bass); and Kris Schaefer (drums). Louis provides lead vocals and guitar to every track. The album also features gorgeous vocals by notable musicians Page Burkum and Jack Torrey (Cactus Blossoms), and Ben Kyle (Romantica).

When not playing music or writing songs, John can most often be found on a bike or listening to other musicians around town.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/