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Tue Mar 27 2018

Lonesome Dan Kase

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Forager Brewing Company

1005 6th St NW, Rochester, MN, 55901

As a teenager growing up in rural southern Michigan, Lonesome Dan Kase happened upon a radio show called the ?Blues Cruise,? broadcast out on Ann Arbor. Although he had picked up the guitar a year or so before, when he began hearing artists like Reverend Gary Davis and Robert Johnson, he quickly became hooked on the country blues.

Like many of the blues musicians from the early 1900?s that Lonesome Dan was listening to, he acquired a wander-lust and began traveling around the country busking on street corners. After spending time in California and New Mexico, Lonesome Dan ended up in Denver, Colorado where he started playing in coffee houses and drinking establishments. It was here he met Johnny Long, a blues player from St. Louis, whose deeply distinctive singing and guitar-picking style continues to be a big influence on Lonesome Dan?s music. While in Denver, Dan also played with a four- piece band called the 32-20 Jug Band. They played 1920?s and 30?s jug band music covering artists like Sleepy John Estes and The Cannon Jug Stompers.

In 2001, Lonesome Dan moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immediately began playing shows as a solo act. Within a year, he formed a band called the Crush Collision Trio with mandolin and washboard accompaniment by Matt Yetter and Mikkel Beckmen . They played a mixture of Dan?s originals and old country blues.

In 2005, Lonesome Dan met another musician who has been a significant influence on his playing. Dan had discovered the music of Paul Geremia, a blues musician from Rhode Island, while living in Denver. He was finally able to see one of Geremia?s live performances in St. Paul. After the show, Dan was able to sit down with Paul and absorb some of his musical knowledge. Through Paul Geremia, Kase was also introduced to some of the early R & B piano players like Joe Liggins and Charles Brown. Boogie-woogie and blues piano continue to play a big part in shaping the guitar technique of Lonesome Dan, and after years of listening to classic and folk ragtime piano, he has also begun transposing some of his favorite rags to guitar.

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Local Creators Night: Song Writing with Jae Havoc

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Tue May 22 2018
This class will teach the basics of songwriting. We'll go over the building blocks of writing and structuring a song, as well as looking at how popular songwriting has evolved over time. I'll provide books and writing utensils. The ticket price will be $10. Please contact Jae Havoc at for more information. 

Harvest Dinner

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Thu May 03 2018
Join Forager Chefs as we partner with local producers to showcase their finest harvest in a five-course dinner. Each dinner is made from scratch and farmers share their farming practices while enjoying dinner. The cost is $32 and this includes tax. Dinners are hosted at 6pm on Thursdays in the Pop Up Restaurant of Forager Brewery. Collaboration Schedule: May 3rd -Hiawatha Honey May 17th - Hid... 

Sissy Brown at Forager Brewing Company

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Thu Jun 14 2018

Cajun Fest

Historic Trempealeau Hotel and Restaurant  ( 20+392)

Sat May 26 2018
Our annual Cajun Fest featuring Copper Box and other artists TBA. Mark your calendars. Take the day off. Celebrate all things Cajun-music, food and dance. Let the good times roll! Tickets will go on sale May 1, both online and in person. All admission money goes to the artists. Support live music!!