Celebration Series: The Music of Suzanne Vega and Neil Young

Celebration Series: The Music of Suzanne Vega and Neil Young

Sat · September 22, 2018

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

Free (but $5-20 suggested donation)

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Celebration Series: The Music of Suzanne Vega and Neil Young
Celebration Series: The Music of Suzanne Vega and Neil Young
The Celebration Series celebrates singer/songwriters in our midst! Each month we honor a particular singer/songwriter or two by inviting a handful of local 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 Suzanne Vega and Neil Young. Performers include Waltzing on Waves, Dan Israel, Jon Rodine, Mare Lennon, Zachary Scot Johnson, John Louis, Mark Schirmacher and Jim Byron! 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.
Waltzing on Waves
Waltzing on Waves
Generous, bittersweet, funny, and poignant, Waltzing On Waves cuts straight to the heart and dances you through depths and heights with her dynamic genre-bending iridescent vocals, rich haunting melodies, and heartfelt intelligent lyrics (often in three-quarter time, of course). With vocal stylings reminiscent of Julie Andrews, Edith Piaf, and Patsy Cline, the skill and experience to be her own player, whether it be at the piano, ukulele, or acoustic guitar - along with a Carol Burnett-like charisma & a "Bohemian Tim Burton-esque" air, Waltzing On Waves is truly a one-woman musical variety show, no matter the time signature.

Waltzing on Waves is the solo act of Twin Cities-based performing & recording artist, Jen Bluhm. Jen carries a special appreciation for the bittersweet places, the preciously awkward paces, & the borderline absurd spaces that music can identify & elevate in the hearts & minds of humans. She knows her voice well, accessing techniques and devices from many different styles of music from Opera to Folk. She is a veteran songwriter of 25 years, an Award-nominated film composer, & a gifted multi-instrumentalist.

As the wife and mother of Neurodivergent humans, & being Neurodivergent herself, a great passion of Jen's is Neurodiversity & Mental Health Advocacy. She celebrates & embraces daily the beauty & depth that Neurominorities contribute to the world, and one can see that shining through her work.
Dan Israel
Dan Israel
Minneapolis (Minnesota) roots-centric singer-songwriter.
Jon Rodine
Jon Rodine
Mare Lennon
Mare Lennon
Zachary Scot Johnson
Zachary Scot Johnson
Zachary Scot Johnson is both a well traveled singer/ songwriter, having shared the stage with artists like Shawn Colvin, Keb' Mo', Marc Cohn, Jane Siberry, The Be Good Tanyas, Lisa Loeb, Steve Forbert, The Verve Pipe, Richard Shindell, The Greencards, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Susan Werner, Juliette Lewis, Shawn Mullins, Julia Nunes, Catie Curtis, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Maria Muldaur, Rita Wilson, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Steve Poltz, Billy Joe Shaver, John Fullbright, Vonda Shepard, James McCartney, John Hammond and others and a strong internet presence, including a YouTube channel with well over 38 million views, a strong Facebook fanbase, and more. He has been touring nonstop since 2001 and has performed just about everywhere within the US. He has released four cds, including 2004's "Moment of Clarity", 2008's "To Whom It May Concern", 2011's "Live at the Guild" and 2017's "Sad Songs". Johnson is a nationally touring artist, performing 75 or more dates annually and is a proud member of the Grammy Recording Foundation. His hit YouTube channel, thesongadayproject has Johnson bringing a song--either original or cover--from wherever he is on any given day and has run for over 1, 850 consecutive days (over 5 full years without a single missed day), and garnered an astonishing number of loyal viewers. Over 150 guests have appear on the channel in collaboration with Zach including Donovan (who flew Zach to Ireland to record together), Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Jeff Daniels ("Dumb and Dumber", "The Newsroom", etc.) Noel Paul Stookey & Peter Yarrow (from Peter, Paul and Mary), Creed Bratton (from "The Office" and The Grass Roots), Lisa Loeb, J.D. Souther, Mary Gauthier, Melissa Manchester, Nellie McKay, Over The Rhine, Stephen Kellogg, Jeremy Messersmith, Mary Black, David Wilcox, Tom Paxton, Lucero and many more. He's also the host of The Joni Mitchell Podcast and Meryl Streep and The Movies, both available for free on ITunes and other podcast platforms. Johnson has strong Facebook and Twitter fanbases. Please be sure to visit him on Facebook as well as his website www.zacharyscotjohnson.com.
John Louis
John Louis
John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter who crafts twangy folk songs about love and loss.

Louis writes to connect the personal with the universal: hope and longing, change and regret, love and death, loneliness and kindness.

For fans of Townes Van Zandt, Patty Griffin, Kris Kristofferson and Lucinda Williams.

Quotes


“John Louis's songwriting is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt.” The Current, Radio Heartland

“Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota is both gentle and intense. It welcomes listeners in, and gives them something to think about.” No Depression

“Rootsy singer/songwriter John Louis [is] equal parts John Prine and Robert Earl Keen . . . .” StarTribune

"A terrific live album!" The Sundilla Radio Hour (commenting on "Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota")

“’Drift ... deserves a spot in any real roots-Americana lover's library.” Jim Walsh, former City Pages music editor and award-winning columnist for the Pioneer Press.

“Love it!” Jonathan Byrd (commenting on “Drift”)
Mark Schirmacher
Mark Schirmacher
Mark Schirmacher is a Minnesota-based musician, writer, and educator whose reflective songwriting celebrates love, relationships, and the complexities of the human heart.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/