Acoustic Routes Concerts returns to Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on Sunday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Minneapolis-based guitar virtuoso Dakota Dave Hull.
Few artists have done more to spread traditional American music across the globe than Dakota Dave. For decades, this master fingerpicker, flatpicker and story teller has been crisscrossing the United States, Europe and Asia with an army of guitars playing classic and original blues, ragtime, folk, jazz, country and swing songs.
A protege of the legendary Greenwich Village musician Dave Van Ronk, the “Mayor of MacDougal Street,” he has performed and recorded with Doc Watson, Utah Phillips, Norman Blake and scores of others. He was also a featured artist on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion for years.
TheCountryBlues.com says, “He can play fast, he can play fancy, but he knows that less is more and musical beauty is more important than flashiness. He’s from the “just right” school of instrumentation, who makes it look so easy. It’s like watching a Japanese watercolor artist flow his brush over a sheet of rice paper. A few strokes, slow, deliberate and perfectly placed. What you get is a masterpiece with a few brushstrokes.”
Here's a small sampler:
Twin Ports Rag
The cover is $15 at the door and 100 percent goes to the artist.