Wednesday, May 1 - Laura Hugo
Laura Hugo currently resides in Minneapolis but is originally from the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She has used her experiences with loss, depression, anxiety, heartbreak and general confusion about her placement in the world to write honest songs.
Wednesday, May 8 - Katy Vernon
Hot off the release of her critically acclaimed CD ‘Suit Of Hearts,’ London-born, ukulele songbird Katy Vernon will perform acoustic renditions of songs inspired by her first U.K. tour, during which she revisited the sites of her British childhood and embarked on a spiritual journey into sobriety, wellness and creativity. She may be called a ‘singer of sad songs on a happy instrument’, but audiences are never left feeling down as Katy warms hearts with her beautiful, comforting voice.
Wednesday, May 15 - Lydia Liza
Not a lot of artists can wear the “teenage musical prodigy” hat and go on to find success as an adult. Not a lot of artists can write a smash novelty holiday song and go on to transcend the “viral sensation” label. But Lydia Liza taught herself guitar at 14 and has always been in this for the long haul. Lydia’s work ethic, not to mention her sharp, forward-thinking songwriting skills, has paid off. She has shared the stage with artists like The Goo Goo Dolls, Kimya Dawson, Atmosphere, Dessa, Dead Man Winter, Chastity Brown and many others, and is currently working on two projects: a full-length collaboration with producer Big Cats, and a new band and full-length under Lydia Liza (featuring Jessica Anderson of Enemy Planes, Jimmy Osterholt of Savage Moods, Jillian Rae and Gospel Machine, and Kelly Blau of Rachel Hanson).
Wednesday, May 22 - Dan Israel
Dan Israel is a longtime fixture on the Minneapolis music scene. He was the first guest on 89.3 The Current’s “Local Show” and has been called “the hardest working singer-songwriter in Minnesota.” He won Song of the Year (for “Come to Me”) at the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards and Songwriter of the Year at the 2006 MMAs. He formed Dan Israel and The Cultivators in 1996 and has released 14 critically acclaimed albums. He received a 4-star review from the UK’s “Uncut” magazine for his 2007 album “Turning.” His 14th album—”You're Free”—was released in spring of 2018, and has garnered positive press and widespread radio airplay all over the world. No Depression magazine said the record “solidifies Israel's standing as one of the country's best singer/songwriters working today.”