RRDB VII - KFAI Kick-Off Party with The Feelin'

KFAI & Nobool Presents

RRDB VII - KFAI Kick-Off Party with The Feelin'

Nicholas David, Jeff Ray & The Stakes, Curt Obeda & Camile Baudoin

Fri · July 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Nicholas David
Nicholas David
Music from the heart, for the heart.
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.
During his 2012 appearance on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice,” season finalist Nicholas David wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility—taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate 3rd-place finish. However, what resonated most with the audience was his undeniable old-school and old-fashioned soul, which has been a common thread throughout his career and is showcased to perfection on his latest EP, Make Hope. This project, which marks the Minnesotan singer-songwriter’s seventh overall, is a smooth and deep study of emotion backed by David’s confident command of soul, R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll. Its six tracks offer a glimpse into the journey, both personally and professionally, that David has been taking over the past couple of years.
Nicholas’ music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. As if channeling inspiration from an outside source, the instant he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music. Fans have even gone as far to speak of his performances as a spiritual service that they actually want to attend. His emotional approach to songwriting and performing is the very reason the thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately nicknamed him ‘the feelin.’
Nicholas has continued to use music as a vehicle for positive change. He has made it a priority in between touring to give back to the children. To give back to the future. From charities that fill backpack's with food for the summer months, because the only food they have is the food that's provided for them at school. To a place for families to grieve and process the death of their child. From coat drives during those cold Minnesota winters, to turning rock concerts into food/toy drives. Nicholas is constantly searching for ways to not only speak the language of the heart, but to LIVE it as well.
Nicholas and his own Label, Wake the World, are among an emerging group of Conscious-Capitalists and Eco-Entrepreneurs focused on minimizing environmental impact. All CD packaging and mailings feature "green" designs, utilizing recycled materials and FSC-certified products.
Nicholas David
Nicholas David
Music from the heart, for the heart.
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.
During his 2012 appearance on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice,” season finalist Nicholas David wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility—taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate 3rd-place finish. However, what resonated most with the audience was his undeniable old-school and old-fashioned soul, which has been a common thread throughout his career and is showcased to perfection on his latest EP, Make Hope. This project, which marks the Minnesotan singer-songwriter’s seventh overall, is a smooth and deep study of emotion backed by David’s confident command of soul, R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll. Its six tracks offer a glimpse into the journey, both personally and professionally, that David has been taking over the past couple of years.
Nicholas’ music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. As if channeling inspiration from an outside source, the instant he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music. Fans have even gone as far to speak of his performances as a spiritual service that they actually want to attend. His emotional approach to songwriting and performing is the very reason the thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately nicknamed him ‘the feelin.’
Nicholas has continued to use music as a vehicle for positive change. He has made it a priority in between touring to give back to the children. To give back to the future. From charities that fill backpack's with food for the summer months, because the only food they have is the food that's provided for them at school. To a place for families to grieve and process the death of their child. From coat drives during those cold Minnesota winters, to turning rock concerts into food/toy drives. Nicholas is constantly searching for ways to not only speak the language of the heart, but to LIVE it as well.
Nicholas and his own Label, Wake the World, are among an emerging group of Conscious-Capitalists and Eco-Entrepreneurs focused on minimizing environmental impact. All CD packaging and mailings feature "green" designs, utilizing recycled materials and FSC-certified products.
Jeff Ray & The Stakes
Jeff Ray & The Stakes
A “roots and blues oddity” is a very deserving description for the Minnesota-based acoustic roots and blues musician Jeff Ray. Ray’s quartet, Jeff Ray & the Stakes materialized in the Minneapolis area over the past 5 years. Their first gig together was on Minnesota Public Radio’s Radio Heartland, quickly followed by a string of shows that started out as “get-togethers on stage” and quickly developed into full-throttle improvisations on tunes they barely knew. The band reworked the songs as they went along. Their music developed naturally and unforced, something that is rare and hard to find these days.

The musical oddity of this band becomes clear when you realize how much rhythm is pounded out with every note played: Mikkel Beckmen’s one-of-a-kind syncopated washboard foot-stomp combo, joined with Nick Salisbury’s homemade foot shaker contraption and 60’s soul-style bass, Harold Tremblay’s pulsing train style harmonica, joined with Jeff Ray’s thumb thumping alternate-tuning east-meets-west fingerstyle resonator slide-guitar. The band is definitely an earful and a true musical oddity; but they are strangely fun, sometimes confusing, and always inspiring.
Venue Information:
The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406