Jon Dee Graham, Ben de la Cour

Jon Dee Graham

Ben de la Cour

Thu · December 13, 2018

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

$15 advance; $20 day of show

Jon Dee Graham
Jon Dee Graham
Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times.

Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.
Ben de la Cour
Ben de la Cour
Ben de la Cour was raised in Brooklyn, where he was playing dive bars with his brother a full decade before he could legally drink. A high-school dropout and former amateur boxer, Ben received his education by listening to his parent’s record collection – full of everything from Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Ben spent a year in Havana training with members of the Cuban national team before moving to London In 2003 with his brother and their metal band, Dead Man’s Root. They lived in a van and toured around Europe for several years until the band fell apart under the twin attack of drunken brawls and burnout. In 2008 de la Cour to returned to the states with a head full of softer, bruised, but no less intense acoustic songs.

Following a short stint in Los Angeles where he released Under A Wasted Moon in 2010, de la Cour passed through New Orleans, fell in love and decided to stay. In 2011 he released Ghost Light, which spotlighted his talent as a songwriter and received rave reviews in No Depression and other publications, with one journalist dubbing him “a vitriolic Leonard Cohen.” However, a chance meeting with a Nashville songwriter in a French Quarter bar compelled de la Cour to keep moving.

He ended up in Nashville where he crashed on friends’ couches and worked as a doorman until he found his footing. His third album Midnight in Havana came out in 2016 on Flour Sack Cape Records and was met with critical acclaim from outlets like Red Line Roots, Nashville Scene, No Depression and The Huffington Post. That same year he won the prestigious New Folk Competition at the 2016 Kerrville Folk Festival.

In 2018 Ben de la Cour released The High Cost of Living Strange, eight tracks of de la Cour’s self-proclaimed “Americanoir” style; weaving complex, mysterious and sometimes shocking storylines with a unique blend of instrumental backing and the occasional glimpse of gallows humor.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/