Wow! There is truly so much to talk about.
Let’s start by giving a sincere thank you to all the great folks who made this past week amazing! The week was filled with so much awesomeness! Thank you to Tom Fassbender and Boats and Bluegrass for booking the splendid Hackensaw Boys and Lydia Loveless for a real barn burner last Wednesday night! Thanks to Bruce Larson, Pat Costello, Mudcat, Doug Wood and all of the folks who keep the open mic wheels turning. I can’t believe its been a year since we began this.
Thanks to the astoundingly talented Peter Miller who brought his full 7 piece band, We Are The Willows down along with the remarkable Daredevil Christopher Wright and Oliver Fox for one of my favorite nights of music I’ve seen -not just here, but anywhere- in a while. Thanks to Mike Munson for continuing doing the great job he does, and to Rhumpshaker (aka Dr. Bob)! Its always so much fun to spin records with you buddy!
Thanks to Jake and Joel of Tour Funk for a great Saturday night. And a very heartfelt special thanks to Jim Trouten and Dietz Parker and the rest of the sound gurus for bringing the whole week together behind the board.
I’d also like to wish my good friend Lyon Smith congratulations for all the work he’s done on the electric car which had its send off party at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Saturday evening. I’ve watched its progression for the last year and 1/2. What an accomplishment!
Now on to the present and future…
This week, we have Beer Club on Tuesday, WSU Jazz on Thursday and Manfort back on Saturday night. In the upcoming weeks we’ll see Jim Trouten on St. Patrick’s Day (for the 5th year in a row!) and we have a huge weekend at the end of March with Moondawg, The People Brothers Band and Apollo Cobra (29th-31st). The Midwest Music Fest and 80’s Prom are also just around the corner (stay tuned for details).
The good beer is flowing too! Right now we have 21st Amendment’s Back in Black IPA, 2 Bros Heavy Handed IPA, Brau Bros Moo Joos Stout, New Belgium’s Dig Pale Ale, Hinterland’s Maple Bock and Fulton’s Blonde Ale. 1/2 of our taps right now feature Minnesota Breweries! We are truly building quite the brewing culture in our little fly-over state!
On March 20th, the folks from Lagunitas Brewing (Petaluma, CA) will be by to lead a special brewer’s edition of Beer Club. We’ll let you know more details as the date approaches.
As always we’d like to say thank you for all the support we receive from our artists and patrons. April 20th will mark 5 YEARS of the bar with no name. Whoda thunk it???
Ed, Andrew, Brandon, Paul and Aliza