MotherFest: Celebrating Moms in Music

MotherFest: Celebrating Moms in Music

Little Fevers, Katy Vernon, Voice of Culture African Drum & Dance, Lovely Dark, Amanda Grace, Gambler's Daughter, Jenny Dalton

Sun · October 14, 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$8

Little Fevers
Little Fevers
Little Fevers was born out of MN darlings Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles back in 2014, minutes before the arrival of an actual baby. With a hint of Pavement, a sprinkle of Stereo Lab, a dash of Emily Haines and bit of Violent Femmes, Little Fevers has been performing for the past 4 years, playing tunes from their debut release Field Trip as well as their 7 inch entitled, Singles.
Katy Vernon
Katy Vernon
She was born and raised in London, UK, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in Minnesota. Combining melodic pop/folk songwriting with her twangy Americana band. She has appeared with acts such as Garrison Keillor and the James Sewell Ballet, in addition to more than 50 shows a year. She also puts on her annual Uke Fest benefit. She uses her love of singing and playing ukulele, to make musical and charitable connections far and wide.

Katy has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider.
Voice of Culture African Drum & Dance
Voice of Culture African Drum & Dance
Since 2008, Voice of Culture African Drum & Dance, has provided culturally-based entertainment to the community. Their mission is to share the beauty and the cultural specificity of the traditional rhythms, movements, and songs of African Diasporic people. Their performances are interactive - which means that they ask the audience to participate in various ways along with enjoying the artistry of their performance, which includes drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling.
Lovely Dark
Lovely Dark
Lovely Dark was formed when six good friends from opposing ends of the musical spectrum came together, intent on exploring a new soundscape, where booming percussion and driving bass lines create the foundation for haunting vocal harmonies and soaring guitars. Drawn from elements of psychedelic folk, world music, and post-punk, what resulted can ultimately be described as hard-hitting indie pop, with songs clocking in at about three minutes apiece.
Amanda Grace
Amanda Grace
Amanda Grace will be performing music from her children's album, Trains, Cars + A Trip to Mars, which she was inspired to write in memory of her nephew, Bryce. Since its release in 2010, she has put out 2 full-length albums and an EP, with songs that span multiple genres and influences: folk, rock, pop, and even rap. "No matter what the instrumentals, Grace’s lyrics spread messages of hope, reassurance, and encouragement." Erica Rivera, City Pages
Gambler's Daughter
Gambler's Daughter
Gambler's Daughter is the musical persona and band of Jessa Roquet. Blending poetic lyricism with a rich heritage in folk music, heartfelt rock, and a touch of soulful blues, "Roquet's new self-titled EP is full of cut-and-thrust beauty. . . her alluring, full-throated aesthetic could catch even the most cynical listener off-guard." Youa Vang, City Pages
Jenny Dalton
Jenny Dalton
MotherFest will mark Dalton's first return to the stage since releasing her album, Black Water, to rave reviews in 2014, and welcoming her daughter two weeks later. Black Water received much local praise, described as "luscious [and] enchanting" (Local Current Blog), "haunting" (City Pages Gimme Noise), and "like Jenny took all the best qualities from Enya ... the same calmness, but far more emotional relevance." (Bucket List)
Venue Information:
The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406