Freewheelin' 1st Friday with Doug Otto & The Getaways plus Cooker John & Friends

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join Jackson Buck, host of KFAI's Freewheelin', for the October installment of the monthly Freewheelin' 1st Friday Series at Harriet Brewing.  This month features Cooker John with Ben Kaplan and Nick Salisbury at 7:00; followed by Doug Otto & The Getaways at 9:00. This is a FREE show.

Doug Otto and the Getaways are known for playing the classic country and blues music of the old greats as well as their own compositions. They began to take root in 2005 within the legendary Minneapolis music scene. The Getaways possess a wide-ranging repertoire that is sure to bring you up and then right back down again. They create a sound that is introspective and melancholy, as well as upbeat, danceable and celebratory.

Doug Otto and the Getaways have been featured on regional radio shows, most recently, KFAI public radio in Minneapolis. In 2009 they released an  independent self-titled album  and  are currently working on follow-up recordings.

The well oiled machine that is Doug Otto and the Getaways has been likened to the timeless sounds of Robert Johnson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.

"Otto's obvious talent exceeded all of the glowing praise I'd been hearing. It pleases me to no end to be reminded again that Minneapolis is home to abundant musical prowess."- Charlie Broyles of the Star Tribune

"It is exciting and hopeful for me to see such talented and committed young  musicians." -Papa John Kolstad

Cooker John with Ben Kaplan and Nick Salisbury: 7pm
Cooker John has opened for John Hartford, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chuck Berry and The Living Spoonful. His album  Larry’s Road Trip, his first, which came out in 1995, won the Minnesota Music Award for Best New Folk Artist. Grocery Store and several other CDs followed, including Life Down Here, School of Life, Alive and Alone, Live at Dunn Bros., and his most recent, Settle For You.

John Sagner, known as Cooker John, has been playing original and traditional folk, blues and rhythm and blues for the past forty years. A Cooker John show includes plenty of traditional fingerpicking and slide guitar, along with John’s original material and covers of tunes by JJ. Cale, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry.

Harriet Brewing is located at 3036 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis.  This is a FREE show.