Previous events

Jan22

Musical missionary, tireless troubadour, and producer Jack Klatt isn’t one to be easily categorized or relegated to a narrow niche. He comes across as a young man with a wizened and worldly perspective, an artist who possesses a timeless sensibility of both place and purpose. Yet, his artistic integrity extends to more than simply his songs. It embodies both execution and intent... the way he’s mastered his deft finger-picking technique and used that sturdy approach to bring his material an authenticity reminiscent of the most revered musicians and storytellers.

Molly Dean is known for combining seemingly incongruous elements to create light and hypnotic beauty.

$10

Oct20

Molly Dean @ Icehouse

Icehouse , 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

LANEY LOU & THE BIRD DOGS + MOLLY DEAN

Molly Dean opens the show @ 8 pm

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs are an energetic Americana band from Bozeman, Montana, that infuses four-part harmonies, engaging songwriting, and rock-n-roll drive into a modern approach to traditional folk music.

$12 ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF SHOW

Oct15

The Cactus Blossoms broke out nationally in 2016 with their JD McPherson-produced debut, You’re Dreaming. Dates with Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, and Lucius followed, as did raves from the New York Times and NPR, who praised “the brothers’ extraordinary singing.” The band was further catapulted into the spotlight in 2018, when David Lynch tapped them to perform in the return of Twin Peaks, and continued to build on their success with their 2019 sophomore LP, Easy Way, which led Rolling Stone to laud the duo’s “rock-solid, freak of genetics harmonies.”

Dusty Heart features rich vocal harmonies merged with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.

$15 advance purchase; $20 day of show

Duo sets with Molly Dean + Under Violet

Icehouse , 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Molly Dean & Sara Bischoff (Under Violet) will play duo sets of original music, accompanied by bassist Chris Bierden.

Molly Dean bio: Molly Dean is involved in a multitude of creative projects, incorporating live-looping of vocals and guitar...."Where one would expect some jarring juxtaposition of sound, Dean gives us seamless layers. She combines seemingly incongruous elements to create light and hypnotic beauty."

Under Violet bio: Under Violet is led by Sara Bischoff (Web of Sunsets/Heavy Deeds). Inspired by a mix of Mazzy Star and vintage country, the music is dreamy and spacious, creating a folk-rock glow for projecting minimal and dark portraits.

Chris Bierden Bio: Best known for his bass playing in internationally acclaimed band Poliça, Chris Bierden has also recorded and toured with acts like Har Mar Superstar, Bones and Beaker and Vampire Hands. His ongoing project, Invisible Boy, is an introspective take on 1960s pop and 1970s loner-ism.

$15 Adv / $20 Door

Dusty Heart (Molly Dean + Barbara Jean)

Ski Hill Road (Lutsen, Minnesota), ski hill road

Overlooking Lake Superior and just up Ski Hill Road from Lutsen, comes the first annual Lutsong Music Festival! The Caribou Highlands great lawn will host artisans, musicians, and music lovers all weekend with two stages, a vendor village, food, drink, and fun!

Head down the hill to the North Shore Winery main stage each night for the headliner act. After those headliner shows you can take the shuttle back to Caribou Highlands for the Caribou Campfire Guitar Pull.

Lutsong Productions, along with Visit Cook County, Caribou Highlands, the North Shore Winery, Music Mission, and North 61, are excited to present the first annual Lutsong Music Festival!

Apr19

Molly Dean is involved in a multitude of creative projects as a vocalist, instrumentalist & composer. Her music has been described as "deceptively simple" and her presence "enrapturing - a songstress that eschews archetypal female folkisms with subtle rebellion." Chris Bierden will be joining Molly Dean on bass (AKA Invisible Boy and bassist for Polica).

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. After twelve years living away from the Twin Cities (in both Seattle, WA and Durban, South Africa), she recently moved back to Minneapolis, the city where she began her songwriting career almost twenty years ago. This show celebrates her homecoming. She will perform as a duo with Ben Cook-Feltz on piano and harmonies. Come celebrate with us!

$12 ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF SHOW