Morel Fest 2017

Indeed Brewing, Firehouse PAC, & Nobool Presents

Morel Fest 2017

Romantica, Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers, Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures, Flood Brothers, Javier Matos, King of the Tramps, Kind Country

Sat · June 3, 2017

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Suggested Donation

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Saturday (6/3) is Morelfest, an indoor/outdoor music and arts festival from 2pm till 10pm, featuring butter-fried morels and saltines (while they last), craft beers from Indeed Brewing and a number of local/regional artisans and performers.

~ A Firehouse PAC Fundraiser ~
Suggested $10 donation at the gate (Includes 21+ Wristband)
21+ Wristbands will be available for purchase with a valid ID at the gate for $5. 

Romantica
Romantica
At first glance the irony is thick on Romantica’s new release America. Penned by an immigrant Irishman who writes a fair bit about his homeland, and delivers his nostalgia in a lilting Belfastian inflection, the only thing ‘America’ about it seems to be the new soil on which he’s singing. But listen to all this Irishness couched in the musical landscape of historically American country and folk music painted by the swirling pedal steel guitar of Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne, Son Volt, Richard Buckner) and the emotive fiddling of Jessy Greene (Wilco, Jayhawks, Minus 5) and it comes clear why Rolling Stone's Melissa Maerz called it “Americana, (that’s) something more than the sound of the states” You’ll hear fingerprints of true American artists, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Iron and Wine, as well as a few from across the pond such as, Damien Rice, Nick Drake and Van Morrison.
Romantica
Romantica
At first glance the irony is thick on Romantica’s new release America. Penned by an immigrant Irishman who writes a fair bit about his homeland, and delivers his nostalgia in a lilting Belfastian inflection, the only thing ‘America’ about it seems to be the new soil on which he’s singing. But listen to all this Irishness couched in the musical landscape of historically American country and folk music painted by the swirling pedal steel guitar of Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne, Son Volt, Richard Buckner) and the emotive fiddling of Jessy Greene (Wilco, Jayhawks, Minus 5) and it comes clear why Rolling Stone's Melissa Maerz called it “Americana, (that’s) something more than the sound of the states” You’ll hear fingerprints of true American artists, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Iron and Wine, as well as a few from across the pond such as, Damien Rice, Nick Drake and Van Morrison.
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers
Americana with a side of roots.
Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures
Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures
Born out of the annual local jug band competition in 2010, BK&TGP has steadily become a formidable force in the local bluegrass scene. They are increasingly known for crafting their own impressionable original songs along side the band's arrangements of classics and contemporary covers. Bernie King promises to brings a high-energy show and an outstanding live performance to the Hook stage.
Flood Brothers
Flood Brothers
The Flood Brothers are a THUMP MACHINE whose infectious melodies and animal rhythms will have your bones shakin' outta your boots! Heavily influenced by the early Rock 'N' Roll sounds of Memphis and Deep Blues of North Mississippi, Gabe Meyer with Colin and Jacob Best add their own bend to the boogie that could only come from the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Hannibal, MO is where these boys and their music call home.
Javier Matos
Javier Matos
Javier and the blues became buddies in 1978 when he discovered his father's record collection. He has been playing blues professionally since 1992. His career began in Minneapolis where he quit his job and devoted his time to studying the styles of the early blues patriarchs such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and many more.

In 1999 he signed to Storyville Records. In May 2000 he released his debut record "Comin' Home" under the stage name Jake Matson. That same year he met renowned drummer Bill Bateman of The Blasters and The Red Devils, and won best blues band in the city of Anchorage, Alaska.

An accomplished songwriter, Javier's music was picked up by Rescue Records out of Pasadena, CA, who placed several of his songs in national television. His music was featured on the hit shows Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights.

Javier has performed in hundreds of venues across the United States and continues to make blues and early American music his life's work.
King of the Tramps
King of the Tramps
King Of The Tramps is an original roots-rock group, whose sound calls upon influences from modern roots rock, rhythm and blues, rock and southern, country rock. Their sound has been described as “Whiskey Gospel” and “Midwestern Roots Rock” by critics.
Kind Country
Kind Country
Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike. Kind Country released their debut self titled album "Kind Country" in the fall of 2013. Since then they have been bringing their music on the road playing live performances at theaters, bars, auditoriums, festivals, and everywhere in between all throughout the United States.
Venue Information:
The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406