Six Mile Grove with Erik Koskinen and Josiah Smith

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Six Mile Grove

Event Details

30th Nov, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Castle
$20 – $110 / Per Person
Organized by Threshold Arts
Speaker

Six Mile Grove with Erik Koskinen and Josiah Smith

Tickets

248 available
Advance GA$20.00General admission with limited seating.
36 available
Premium Reserved Seating$30.00Premium reserved seating. Must be purchased by 11/27/19.
8 available
Reserved Table for 4$110.00Reserved table for 4. Includes admission. Must be purchased by 11/27/19.

Six Mile Grove returns to the Castle stage, bringing along friends Erik Koskinen and Rochester’s own Josiah Smith!

Threshold Arts7:00 pm | Doors
7:30 pm | Josiah Smith
8:00 pm | Erik Koskinen
9:15 pm | Six Mile Grove

Tickets:
$30 admission-for-two early bird special (GA) – limited quantities, available through Thursday, November 7
$20 advance (GA)
$25 day of show (GA)

Premium options: limited quantities, available through Wednesday, November 27
$30 premium reserved seating
$110 Reserved table for 4


SIX MILE GROVE

Six Mile Grove at Castle CommunityIt all started in the small town of Lyle, MN (pop. 500) with a skid loader and a fence post, when Six Mile Grove frontman Brandon Sampson was 7 years old. He injured his hand when helping his dad on the family farm. The physician recommended guitar playing for rehabilitation, and a few weeks later, Sampson came home from the music store with a new guitar. His younger brother Brian threw a fit, and was appeased with a shiny drum set. And so the seeds of Six Mile Grove were planted.

The brothers spent years pounding away on their instruments in the kitchen of their great grandmother’s old house, as well as singing in church with their mom, an organist and devoted music lover. Soon Brian’s friend Barry, from across the woods, wanted to join the noise, and so his years of piano lessons began paying off. The boys realized they would need a bass player, put an ad in the paper, and dug up Dezi Wallace from the “big city” of Austin, MN, who arrived courtesy of his mom, as he did not yet have a driver’s license.

Fast forward 20 years, and Six Mile Grove has a lot to be proud of. They have weathered the ever changing music scene as a primarily self-managed, self-produced, and self-recorded band. Their music has evolved accordingly, as an organic, honest voice that has not been tinkered with or tainted by the lure of record labels or flashy music producers. You’re sure to find influences of Minnesota music’s founding fathers; from Bob Dylan to the Jayhawks. Six Mile Grove honors it’s roots, but has also managed to forge it’s own sound and space on a stage without compromise.


ERIK KOSKINEN

Erik KoskinenErik Koskinen’s Burning the Deal (June 28, 2019, Real Phonic Records/Tone Tree Music) is steeped in American roots and traditions.

Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, raised in Northern Michigan and upper New York state, then living in urban Minneapolis and now, rural Minnesota, Koskinen grew up with the rhythms of weather, factory towns, and farmlands. Koskinen worked in construction for years as he developed his music career, and he now resides on a farm near where he owns a recording studio in Cleveland, Minnesota, population 717.

Of Burning the Deal, he says, “It’s not only Americana music. I learned how to play blues music. I learned how to play country music, and how to play folk, bluegrass, jazz, whatever. I learned how to play American music.” The nine songs share a stripped-down, almost naked quality, but complexities lie just under their skin. Part of that depth can be attributed to the top-notch players Koskinen recruited: Greg Leisz (Jackson Browne, Beck, Joni Mitchell) on lap and pedal steel and mandolin, plus the rhythm section of drummer Jay Bellerose (Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Willie Nelson) and bassist Jennifer Condos (Don Henley, Marc Cohn, Ray Lamontagne). As for how he managed to gather them together — twice — for recording sessions in Ojai, California, Koskinen quips, “In the music biz, you’re always one person away from knowing the president.”

Burning the Deal, his fifth album, follows Cruising Paradise (2018), Live at the Real Phonic Radio Hour (2016), America Theatre (2014), and Keep It to Yourself (2010).

 

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Date:
November 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$20 – $110
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Website:
https://www.castlecommunity.org/events/sixmilegrove-koskinen-smith

Organizer

Threshold Arts
Phone:
(507) 218-7214
Email:
threshold@castlecommunity.org
Website:
http://thresholdartists.org

Venue

The Castle
121 North Broadway Ave
Rochester,MN55906United States
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Phone:
(507) 218-7214
Website:
https://www.castlecommunity.org/

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