THE IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION
Libertyville, IL-native Ike Reilly is one of America’s best contemporary songwriters. The former gravedigger and hotel doorman made his major label debut in 2001 with the Universal release of the stunning Salesmen and Racists. He has recently completed his seventh studio recording, Born On Fire, and his live performances both as a solo performer and as the leader of the ferocious Ike Reilly Assassination have garnered him a cult following and high praise from critics. David Carr of the New York Times said, “Ike Reilly is a kind of natural resource, mined from the bedrock of music.
THE BELFAST COWBOYS
This 9-piece, horn-driven band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison has been playing in and around Minnesota since 2002. It is also the papa group to St Dominic’s Trio. The band’s first show was on St Patrick’s Day, 2002. In December 2008, The Belfast Cowboys and St Dominic’s Trio released debut CDs. In August 2009, The Cowboys headlined at BB King’s Blues bar in Times Square, New York.