Roots of the West Bank II, Saturday, June 22, 6:00 pm

Many of us who had the pleasure of joining The Sorry Muthas at the Cedar Cultural Center last night are coming to the realization that the West Bank can no longer be defined by, or confined to, a particular geographical location.  It is rather a spirit, a philosophy and a world view wrapped up in music and given form for each of us by something innate that draws us to the music.  Sunday’s concert was held in the heart of the West Bank, but if you were watching as you walked to the show, the Physical West Bank has changed, but the evening provided proof that the Musical West Bank is as vital as it ever was.

Need more evidence?  Enter Pop WagnerPop’s musical roots take him back almost to the beginning of the Musical West Bank and his organizing instinct is something we’ve all benefitted from many times over.  This time he’s put together Roots of the West Bank II.  It’s a gathering of musicians whose instruments and voices have been heard over some portion, or in some cases, the entirety of the last half century during which the Musical West Bank has taken form.  They represent the roots, the trunk and the branches thereof.  Those of us who have benefitted from their musical offerings are metaphorically the leaves, providing sustenance and longevity.

Here’s a listing of some of the ear candy to be featured.  Adam Granger, Ana and the Bel Tones, Bob Douglas, Butch Thompson, Dakota Dave Hull, Jack Klatt, Judy Larson, The Liquor Pigs, Becky Thompson, Papa John Kolstad, Sabyre Rae & The Midnight Sons, Phil Heywood, Pop Wagner, Roy “Catfish” Alstad, Spider John Koerner, Tony Glover and Willie Murphy.  When you get all of those folks in the same room, there are certain to be impromptu combinations and permutations, many of which will have never been heard before and may never be heard again.

It’s all going to happen at the Eagles Club #34 located at 2507 East 25th Street in south Minneapolis.  If you’ve not yet become part of the Musical West Bank, here’s your opportunity and if you already number yourself one of us, you know exactly where it is and there’s nowhere else you’d want to be next Saturday,   The music begins at 6:00 pmTickets are a paltry $10.00 in advance (through Friday) or a mere $15.00 the day of show (cash only please) We have advance tickets on sale right here, right now!  Come and get ’em and we’ll see you there!

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  1. Sherry Minnick
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I see a writing career in your future, Marv.

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