Lovesick Blues: A Birthday Tribute to the Life & Music of Hank Williams & Benefit for Slim Dunlap
As part of our “40th Anniversary Concert Series”, The Cabooze Music Venue is proud to present Lovesick Blues: A Birthday Tribute to the Life & Music of Hank Williams & Benefit for Slim Dunlap featuring Minneapolis legend Curtiss A & the Cold Cold Hearts, and several very special guests including Molly Maher, Nate Dungan of Trailer Trash, Janie Miller and many more. The show will take place on Friday, September 26th, 2014 atThe Cabooze, 917 Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis. Doors open at 8:30 PM and the music begins at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door and go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 11:00 AM. A portion of the proceeds with be donated to Curtiss A’s good friend, and former “Replacement”, Slim Dunlap. Advance tickets are available atwww.cabooze.com, The Joint Bar, The Electric Fetus, Down in The Valley, Know Name Records and Cowboy Jack’s Plymouth & Bloomington locations, and this is an 18+ event. For more information please call The Cabooze at (612) 338-6425.
Hank Williams was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. Considered one of the most popular American country music singer/songwriters with songs like “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.” He died of a heart attack at the age of 29 in 1953 in the backseat of his Cadillac.
Hank Williams continues to be a huge influence on upcoming Artists of all genres, and The Cabooze is pleased to celebrate what would have been his91st birthday with a musical tribute to his life and music.
Curtiss A (born Curt Almsted) is both a musician and a visual artist. One of the original artists on the Twin Tone label, he performs one of the most popular shows in the Twin Cities, an annual tribute to John Lennon.
Curtiss formed Wire, his first Twin Cities band, in 1969 and played with various permutations of that group through the 1970s. His first recording, a six song EP, was with the Spooks, which he started with future Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap.
In 1978, Curtiss (as Buzz Barker) released the single-cum-political rant, I Don’t Wanna Be President. Its B-side, Land of the Free, was played at Solidarity rallies as the Polish trade union protested martial law. Following those classic singles, Twin Tone released a full length album in 1980. The acclaimed Courtesy received five stars in Rolling Stone. Curtiss followed with two more albums on Twin Tone, The Damage is Done and A Scarlet Letter, the latter produced by Al Anderson of NRBQ.
Over the last two decades, Curtiss has released several critically acclaimed albums, and he continues to play throughout the Twin Cities with his band,The Jerks of Fate & Curtiss A & the Cold Cold Hearts.
The Cabooze is pleased to welcome Curtiss A back home to The Cabooze!!!