Jillian Rae, Hobo Nephews w/ Ryan Young, Brothers Burn Mountain
Duluth, the City of the North, is well known for its homegrown music scene with several national touring artists getting their start or making their home in this port city on Lake Superior. When you move North of North, there is mostly woods, and sky, and wilderness until you arrive in Lutsen where an entertainment outpost surrounded by millions of acres of Superior National Forest hosts live music 7 days a week in winter and more than 200 shows per year. DuLutsen is the confluence of this northern music scene with Duluth’s top artists converging on this outpost known as Papa Charlie’s in a weekend ski and music festival. What better way to celebrate North!
Saturday Night Lineup
Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment.
Hobo Nephews w/ Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles
The Hobo Nephews’ sound has been a part of the Upper Midwest’s American roots music resurgence for the past decade. Their blend of folk, rhythm and blues, and rock & roll is uniquely their own, and celebrated by an ever growing grassroots fan base. Like the traveling workers, or ‘Hobos’ of the depresseion era, the Alexy brothers have hit the road with over a thousand shows; playing, singing and stomping their own brand of Americana in big cities and small towns all over the country. The duo is joined by Ryan Young (Trampled by Turtles) for this Papa Charlie’s performance.
Brothers Burn Mountain
Based out of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They’ve been playing music together everyday as a duo for the past 15 years. They have released 7 full-length albums of original music, and are currently working on their eighth. They’ve toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than a thousand live shows. Though difficult to try and put their sound into words, some have called it avant-garde blues rock, though basically it is really just good-ol’ rock n’ roll with a very personal and strange twist of bluesy tastes.
Black-Eyed Snakes, Rich Mattson & the North Stars, Sarah Krueger
Papa Charlie's • 8:30PM • $9 (adv); $12 (door); $15 (2-day adv) • 21+