Red House 30th Anniversary at MWMF 2013
Mid West Music Fest is thrilled to announce that Red House Records will be bringing their 30th Anniversary celebration to Winona for this year’s festival. Red House Records artists Willie Murphy, The Pines and Andra Suchy will be performing the Masonic Temple on Friday, April 19th. Red House Records staff will also be on-hand with special Red House Records releases, label catalogs and merch. This (and all) shows during the fest are included the 3-day wristband (on sale now HERE). $20 Friday-only day passes will also go on sale soon. Admission for this show only will be $15 at the door.
Willie Murphy is not just a bluesman. He is a soul, R&B, blues and rock legend who once challenged the Rolling Stones to a pool tournament. In Willie’s words, “The Stones chickened out.” As a charter member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame along with Bob Dylan and Prince, Willie is a musical force to reckoned with.
His life plays out like a history of modern music, born out of roaming, rebellion, drugs and a boundless energy to create. He’s performed with everyone from Jefferson Airplane, James Taylor and Joan Baez to Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins and Son House. Willie is a songwriter and producer, but most of all, he is a performer whose music is larger than life.
The Pines frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called “quietly gripping” stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Benson’s ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with David’s earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Benson’s brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines’ sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy.
Raised on a beef and wheat farm in North Dakotaby folk musicians, Andra Suchy began touring and performing at festivals at a young age. Classically trained and a veteran of musical theater, the guitar-playing singer moved to Minneapolis in 1996, where she has gone on to make a name for herself as one of the finest vocalists around.
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner.
Red House Records is an independent record label specializing in folk music and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more, visit: www.RedHouseRecords.com