Songwriter Series // Ian Alexy
Every Monday and Wednesday night Papa Charlie’s transforms into a listening room showcasing the Midwest’s most talented songwriters in a theater-like setting. The intimate room coupled with its impeccable sound allows the audience to immerse into the stories and craft of the song. Whether you’re in Lutsen skiing for an extended weekend or a local inhabitant, these free intimate acoustic performances are a must every Monday and Wednesday during the ski season.
The new record by singer-songwriter, guitarist Ian Alexy is inhabited by misfit characters struggling to navigate their way in a morally complex world. The Deserters in this sense are not disloyal, just in need of escaping their surroundings for higher ground. This character driven approach to songwriting is exemplified in the infectious first single Misfits In Love which tells the story of three sets of unlikely lovers. Ian wrote the songs on Deserters while living in Minneapolis, just before moving to a more rural setting in nearby Wisconsin. “Now that I have some perspective on my time in Minneapolis I can see how much the city and it’s music affected my songwriting.”
Please Note: In an effort to create the listening room environment, we ask all guests in the main room to limit conversation during the performance. Guests looking for casual dining and conversation may be seated in the adjoining Mountain View Grill.