Since settling in Minneapolis a few months back and volunteering at the Cedar Cultural Center, I am amazed by the rock and roots scene that exists in the Twin Cities. With a label like Red House Records producing greats ranging from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jorma Kaukonen to great upcoming bands like The Pines, it’s little wonder that one of the better roots scenes exists here.
Yesterday the Cedar had two great examples from the Twin Cities of classic American guitar – Dakota Dave Hull and Phil Heywood. I saw Phil a few months ago open for John Hammond, and was very impressed. To see him play together with Dave Hull was amazing. Hull’s rag style used on several songs made for a great and unique sound. The friendship the two share was also evident in the laughs and smiles they traded through out the show. It was a fun sight to watch, and made for a great evening of music.
As usual Bryan Aaker captured the moment on film.