KFAI Freewheelin' Mardi Gras Party at Harriet Brewing

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 4:30pm

KFAI's Jackson Buck presents his annual Freewheelin' Mardi Gras Party.  We had so much fun last year he's inviting the same bands back for an encore.  The party starts off with KFAI's Larry Englund spinning sounds of New Orleans on vinyl; followed by a night of live music with Dan Newton's Rockin' Pinecones,  The Scottie Miller Band with Doug Otto, plus the high-energy Cajun sounds of The New Riverside Ramblers.

- Spend Valentine's Night celebrating Mardis Gras with a pint and great tunes!

* 4:300pm - DJ Larry Englund, host of KFAI's Rhythm & Grooves,  kicks the night off with the sound of New Orleans

* 6:00pm The Rockin' Pinecones featuring Dan "Daddy Squeeze Dan Newton

* 8:00pm Scottie Miller Band with special guest Doug Otto

* 10:00pm New Riverside Ramblers

* Food truck: Flavor Wagon

Click here for Freewheelin' Mardi Gras Party details

Scottie Miller Band:
Scottie Miller, (also known as Scottie “Bones” Miller) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz.

* “Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house. Highly recommended.” Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine. (Quite the comparison, and he backs it up with high energy performance, creative song writing, dramatic lyrics and impeccable piano playing.)

He performs worldwide as a solo-artist, as a member of Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster's band, or with the incredibly funky “SMB” (Scottie Miller Band), (which features drummer Mark O’Day, guitarist Joe Cruz, and bassist Kevin Rowe).

Recent theater performances find Scottie adding string quartet to the mix, further breaking the boundaries of style and genre. This ”blues-pianist” shows again and again how versatile his music can be with blues, jazz, classical, funk and soul influences that blend together seamlessly.
New Riverside Ramblers:
“The NEW RIVERSIDE RAMBLERS …Perhaps one of the best traditional Cajun music bands in Cajun music today . . . If I did not know better, I would think they were from Kaplan and Mamou.” Pete Bergeron-KRVS radio, Lafayette, LA

A trio (Bob-accordion, Eric-fiddle/vocals, Karen-guitar) through most of the 90s but became a 5 peice band with addition of Paul-drums and Doug-bass in 2001. They love playing for dances, outdoor events and any other event where they can get you up on your feet, shakin’ your bootie!
The Rockin’ Pinecones:
The Rockin’ Pinecones play rootsy New Orleans-style R&B, with a little Cajun and Zydeco added for extra spice. The quintet covers hits and obscurities by the likes of Dave Bartholomew, Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow, Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Snooks Eaglin, Professor Longhair, Queen Ida, and many other Louisiana greats.

The Pinecones formed in 1988, and were an immediate success on the Twin Cities scene until their break-up in 1991. Since their Mardi Gras reunion in 2004, the Pinecones are rededicated to filling the dance-halls and juke-joints of the northland with the sweet sounds of the French Quarter and the bayou.

"Valentine's to Mardi Gras" at Harriet Brewing, Saturday, February 14th.  First, it's  "Vinyl Voices Valentine's" with Patti Walsh and Larry Englund spinning love songs all afternoon; followed by   "Valentines to Mardi Gras" information is available on the events calendar at KFAI dot org.


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