Note: $12.00 is the day of show price.
ZACHARY SCOT JOHNSON
Singer-songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson captivates listeners with the lush emotional landscape of his acoustic fusion music. He blends blues and folk, alt-country and pop, and rock-n-roll, creating his signature sound, a distinctive musical flavor unlike any other. Yet it is absolutely accessible and connects with the heartstrings we all have inside us, waiting to be touched. But there’s nothing cloying or artificial here, only genuine emotions, real impact, heart-on-sleeve emotional honesty, all driven by remarkable talent.
Singer/songwriter Vicky Emerson has been heralded by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and No Depression for her gorgeous, dusky voice and songwriting chops on previous releases but her new album, Steady Heart, which she self-produced, will firmly establish her as an essential, strong female voice in Americana music.
Annie Fitzgerald’s music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere). Honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Fitzgerald released her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1, 2018.
2018 Kerrville New Folk Contest winner Sarah Morris has spent the last 8 years earning a reputation for engaging performances – with a voice both clear and lush, and a penchant for sharply-crafted songs. Sarah hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, music was etched upon her DNA at a young age. Morris immersed herself in her parent’s eclectic record collection before finally falling in love with the storytelling and songcraft in country music. The music of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss, and Kathy Mattea changed Sarah’s course entirely.
Iowa-raised, Minneapolis-based Ben Cook-Feltz is a singer, songwriter, drummer and self-taught pianist. Combining observational, sometimes quirky lyrics with melodies that hearken back to the classic sounds of the ’60s and ’70s, he has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest as a dynamic performer, whether playing solo, with his crackerjack band, or backing up some of the finest regional talent. His most recent record, BCF, was released in September 2018.
Lynn O’Brien is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter and improviser with a powerful, dynamic voice and clear mission: to empower the soul. With many years of performance and recording experience under her belt, Lynn’s music blends genres like folk, blues, jazz and R&B. Her authentic voice, presence, and improvisational, interactive performing style build an immediate connection with audiences of all sizes.
COLLEEN SOMERVILLE LEEMAN
Actor, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
A native of the Twin Cities, Mare Lennon grew up surrounded by music. Taking the varied influences of jazz, folk and rock, she has created original songs that embody imagination and heart. Lennon also performs crowd pleasers from diverse artists including The Eagles, Judy Garland, David Gray and Patsy Cline. Whether backed a band or playing solo acoustic guitar, this smooth alto delivers an intimate yet powerful performance.