Folk David Huckfelt & the Unarmed Forces and Michael Rossetto

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David Huckfelt and Michael Rossetto Album Release
When


Venue
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 338-2674

Tickets
$18.00, Advance
$20.00, Day of show


In the fall of 2017, David Huckfelt left behind the familiar—the comfort of his home in Minneapolis; the camaraderie of his critically acclaimed band, The Pines; the luxuries of heat, hot water, and electricity—and relocated to Isle Royale, America’s most remote and least visited national park in mighty Lake Superior. Six hours by boat off the Michigan coast, Isle Royale is the largest island in the world’s largest freshwater lake, an isolated stretch of wilderness seemingly forgotten by the 20th century (to say nothing of the 21st). There, as an Artist In Residence selected by the National Park Service, Huckfelt spent ten hours a day for two straight weeks writing in solitude, channeling the mysterious and lonesome island’s spirits into his stunning debut solo album, Stranger Angels, slated to release Feb 22nd, 2019. -- As the son of Italian immigrants living in the midwest, it is surprising that a banjo found its way into the hands of Michael Rossetto. As a self taught banjoist and guitarist, Rossetto moved from Wisconsin to the Twin Cities in ‘97 and began writing and recording instrumental music with his quartet, Spaghetti Western String Co. After four records, two MN Music Awards (2005, 2006) and a handful of silent film score performances, the group disbanded in 2010. He spent the last several years working as a sideman for The Pines, David Huckfelt, Pieta Brown, Frankie Lee, Erik Koskinen and Buffalo Gospel. In 2015 he began recording what would become Intermodal Blues, a collection of instrumental music that is a homage to the global music well that Rossetto draws inspiration from. Intermodal Blues was produced by Twin Cities drummer/percussionist, JT Bates along with Chris Bates (bass) and Jim Anton (doshpuluur). The collection of songs are heavily influenced by Rossetto's travels to his parents’ villages in Italy, the deserts of north western India and the winter back roads in the Midwest. Intermodal Blues will be released on Minneapolis jazz/improv label, Shifting Paradigm Records in February 2019.