Claudia Schmidt at Landmark Finale!
This Friday, December 19th is the finale of our 4th annual Live from the Landmark Series with the great Claudia Schmidt! One of the most engaging performers on our roster, Claudia beems an energy that radiates throughout the audience that always leaves you wanting more! She'll be playing songs from her latest Red House release New Whirled Order as well as some of her classic songs. Make sure you warm up your vocal chords beforehand, because a sing-along is standard at Claudia's shows.
We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful Landmark Center this Friday and be sure to show up at 7 pm for complimentary hors d'ouvres and a cash bar.
Eliza Gilkyson Grammy Nomination!
Congratulations to Eliza Gilkyson whose album The Nocturne Diaries has received a Grammy nomination for 'Best Folk Album 2014!' The record is a blend of roots, folk and Americana with Gilkyson's masterful songwriting in the forefront. This is Eliza's second Grammy nomination.
Her 2004 album Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a Grammy as well and shows what Red House fans all along have known, that Eliza is one of the great songwriters in music today!
Pieta Brown Releases "Wondering How" Video
Seeing these bright, summer colors is refreshing as we enter the grey of winter. Here is the excellent video for Pieta Brown's "Wondering How" off her latest record, Paradise Outlaw. Pieta is rounding out her 2014 tour schedule with The Pines, but 2015 kicks off with dates with Iris Dement. View Pieta's full tour schedule!
NPR's Weekend Edition Highlight's Dave Ray!
On Sunday, December 7th, NPR's Weekend Edition highlighted Dave Ray's career and Legacy, the 3-disc collection of songs we released in November. NPR's Jim Bickel spoke with Dave's longtime musical partner Tony Glover about the 10 year process of putting Legacy together and Ray's impact on acoustic blues music in the Twin Cities and across the country.
You can find listen to the archived session here!
An American Legend Returns!
We're excited to let you know that Jorma Kaukonen will be releasing his 3rd solo record on Red House Records on February 17th. Ain't in No Hurry is a fresh collection of new songs that instantly sound like classics as well as masterful renditions of songs by Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family, and more.
Jorma will cap off the release with a North American tour in early 2015!
Dave Ray Street Naming!
On Monday, November 24th at 1 pm, the City of St. Paul will officially co-name the section of Franklin between Berry and Eustis Ave "Dave Ray Ave."
Ray, a member of influential Twin Cities folk blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover who influenced everyone from Dylan to David Bowie, was born in St. Paul; Franklin & Berry was the location of the insurance business he took over from his father.
We hope you'll be able to join us for the ceremony and be sure to tell your friends. Everyone is invited!
Thanks to the City of St. Paul for their support!
Dale Watson on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!
Dale Watson was on NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me this past Saturday explaining Chicken S**t Bingo to Peter Sagal, defining Ameriplitan Music and highlighting his Sherlock Holmes knowledge.
If you missed it you can listen to the segment here!
Paul Geremia Recovery Update!
In June, beloved bluesman Paul Geremia suffered a stroke. He is staying with a friend in Providence as he continues to regain his health.
There is currently a campaign on 'You Caring' to help with funds for his extended care. You may donate or simply offer your words of support. Click here!
Eliza Gilkyson's Video for "Fast Freight!"
Check out the new video for "Fast Freight" featuring a guest appearance by Ray Bonneville. The song was written by her father, Terry Gilkyson and the video was directed by Eliza's son, Cisco Ryder Gilliland. This is a truly family affair. Pick up The Nocturne Diaries here!