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On August 13, 2020, The Current is hosting round three of Sounds Like Home. It’s an evening of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota musicians. Join an incredible lineup of local musicians and Andrea Swensson from The Current as we meet up on the internet for a virtual festival. Great music lives here, and you can still enjoy it live on The Current’s YouTube channel or Facebook page!
7 p.m. Turn Turn Turn • Watch on Facebook
7:30 p.m. Annie Humphrey • Watch on Facebook
8 p.m. Margret • Watch on Facebook
8:30 p.m. Gaelynn Lea • Watch on Facebook
9 p.m. Longshot • Watch on Facebook
9:30 p.m. Maria Isa • Watch on Facebook
Turn Turn Turn As their name suggests, Turn Turn Turn invoke the psychic Americana of the mid-60s. The trio — Adam Levy, Savannah Smith, and Barb Brynstad — lean heavily on shimmering folk progressions and sunny vocal arrangements. The band’s debut record, Can’t Go Back, utilizes contemporary pop production to refine their vintage sound.
Margret The ambient pop of Margret, the first solo effort by longtime Minneapolis electronic vocalist Maggie Morrison, is as transient as it is memorable. Over three tracks, Margret captures her yearnings in glass jars, before taking a hammer to the whole shelf. But this is not to say that Margret is reckless. The songs that make up her EP are sensitive, hopeful, and dance-inflected. Keeping in line with similar acts like Poliça and Gayngs, there’s a tenderness to the electronic beats and sequenced hums; a ghost in the shell.
Longshot AKA MC Longshot, is a Chicago-born, Minneapolis-based rapper and activist. Longshot wrote, recorded, and released his powerful EP, I'm Saying, just days after the tragic death of George Floyd, and in the midst of uprisings in the Twin Cities. And, his tenth studio album, Champion, drops on August 7.
Annie Humphrey is an Ojibwe musician, visual artist, activist, grandmother, Marine corp veteran, and an overall force of nature who was born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Humphrey has been recording work for three decades - she was named Artist of the Year at the 2018 Native American Music Awards, and released a new album earlier this year called Eat What You Kill.
Gaelynn Lea A one-time Tiny Desk star and longtime Duluth resident, Gaelynn Lea’s Gaelic-inspired folk-rock mixes classical composition with experimental ambiance. Prior to going viral as the winner of the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, Lea worked with Low’s Alan Sparhawk and played with folk veteran Charlie Parr. Now, the 36-year-old performs weekly virtual gigs (in the absence of live touring) and lobbies for the comprehensive inclusion of disabled folks in the music industry.
Maria Isa is a singer, songwriter, actress, rapper, producer, and activist who was born in Minnesota and raised on St. Paul's West Side. Isa uses her music to a spread a message, and is known for fusing Latino rhythms, R&B, soul, and hip hop. Most recently, she recorded "Como Duele (Bomba 4 Big Floyd)," in honor of George Floyd, and released a new album called Amor Universal.
Thank you to Dual Citizen Brewing for its support of Sounds Like Home III.
The Current encourages all music fans to support their local artists and the continued longevity of their craft. As part of this effort, The Current will be compensating artists for their performances in Sounds Like Home through the Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Fund.
We want Sounds Like Home to have a festival feel, so we made a print-at-home lanyard. Share your email address and we'll send you the PDF for an approximation of that VIP feeling.
Sounds like Home is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.
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