Rock and Roll
For Fans Of... Rolling Stones, Waylon Jennings, The Replacements
Minneapolis' Eleganza! "One of the best, of the last real rock and roll bands in the Twin Cities"--Chris Reimenschneider, Star Tribune (Jan. 2023). Their latest album, Water Valley High, recorded at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS and produced by Matt Patton of the Drive-By Truckers and his studio partner, Bronson Tew, is the sound of a band punching it's way out of a corner, once again finding ring center in a scene of royal outcasts.
The record topped the Star Tribune's BEST LOCAL RECORD of 2022, as well as making other year end lists.
The band is comprised of Mpls scene vets, Brian Vanderwerf (Midnight Evils/Chooglin'), Tony Zaccardi (Romanitca), Jeff Johnson (Chooglin'), Greg McAloon (Glenrustles), Tim Baumgart (Kruddler) and Charlie Smith (Caroline Smith). With Eleganza!, they have found a sound and rhythm where country and blue-eyed soul can coexist with the punk rock for which they've been known. They are not to be missed live!
Things happen when you see and hear Eleganza!