Celebration Series: The Music of Son Volt & Lori McKenna

Celebration Series: The Music of Son Volt & Lori McKenna

Sat · April 20, 2019

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

$5-20 suggested donation

Celebration Series: The Music of Son Volt & Lori McKenna
Celebration Series: The Music of Son Volt & Lori McKenna
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 Son Volt & Lori McKenna! Performers to include Rosa Gaona, Mary Maloney, Mic Tienken, Sean Barnard, 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.
Rosa Gaona
Rosa Gaona
Rosa is a native of Minnesota. She graduated from St. Paul Central Performing Arts High School, after which she studied voice and piano at MacPhail Center for Music. In 2001, she performed the role of her aunt, Eugenia Rangel, in a play called “Los Rumbaleros” that the MN History Theater wrote about her musical family. In 2016, she sang with Twin Cities band Power of 10 at the Republican National Convention where she met a lot of really nice Republicans. Alongside her musical endeavors, Rosa has also worked as an immigration law paralegal for the last 19 years. Today, she occasionally sings with Tony Ortiz and the Guns of Soul and at the Saturday morning jam session at Corner Coffee. In her copious free time, she enjoys reading, eating good food with friends, traveling and photography, and says that one of her greatest accomplishments is her six-year relationship with Mark, who’s a really nice guy and a really good cook.
Mary Maloney
Mary Maloney
Mary pretty much sang alone in her room until she turned fifty and started going to local old time and bluegrass jams. She is one half of the Minnehaha Mamas (with Christine Albertsson) who performed in the 2016 MN State Fair Americana-Roots Music Duo Contest. Mary loves The Warming House which has given her the chance to perform at open mics (alone and with her daughters), and be inspired by music and musicians.
Mic Tienken
Mic Tienken
Son of a US serviceman, Mic started playing ukulele in the 5th grade because that's what they do in Hawaii, where his Dad was stationed at Hickam AFB. Soon after returning to the mainland he picked up a used guitar which he strung like a ukulele because he didn't know how to play guitar and began writing his own songs. When he wasn't doing that, he was pretending to be Mike Nesmith from the Monkees. Mic never really took lessons, and never became a very accomplished guitarist, but he did write a whole bunch of songs.

Mic made his way to Los Angeles in 1980 where he soon began working at the Whisky a Go Go as the house monitor guy. While working there he met Phil Solem & Danny Wilde (The Rembrandts) who were then part of the wildly popular LA power-pop band, Great Buildings. That meeting led to a life-long songwriting partnership with Phil that continues to this day. Mic has a couple co-writes on the Rembrandts 1992 album, 'Untitled'. He has also co-written scores of songs with Phil that have popped up in other places such as the soap opera Young and The Restless, the documentary Michael Moore Hates America, and a myriad of Phil's other projects including the Minneapolis power trio, THRUSH, which included Michael Bland (Prince and the Revolution) and John Fields (Greazy Meal/Producer of various mega-hit singles and LPs).

Mic performs around town as a solo singer-songwriter and with his band, Tyranny of Rockets.
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”)
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/