Father's Day Country Blues Fest

Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, from 1:30pm-5:30pm, the Como Dockside pavilion in Saint Paul will be brimming with the sounds of country blues. For just $5, dads (and others) can hear four local acts performing these songs from the Deep South with authenticity and reverence for the music’s roots.

“As a dad myself, this is the type of event I’d like to go to on Father’s Day. Sitting outside on the lake, listening to swingin’ country blues, and sipping a good drink. Bringing my banjo and playing for you all just makes it better,” says Michael ‘Clawhammer Mike’ Sawyer of St. Paul Mudsteppers.

Musicians at the event include:

Lonesome Dan Case plays finger-style blues from the Piedmont Valley to Texas and has been entertaining Twin Cities crowds for decades.

Adam Kiesling (formerly of Pert’ Near Sandstone) plays a rare solo set specializing in pre-WWII blues.

Daddy Squeeze, otherwise known as Dan Newton, of the Cafe Accordion Orchestra steps out here to play country blues on his accordion.

St. Paul Mudsteppers bring a full-band sound, including resonator guitar, clawhammer banjo, tuba, mandolin and washboard. They are continually inspired by the African American string bands of the early 1920s and 1930s.

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