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Whether you are an 'ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.
What the Church of Cash has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely.
Singer, songwriter, fiddle, mandolin, guitar player Molly Otis fronted the power country group known as Molly & the Heymakers. The band took the best from honky tonk, bluegrass, country rock and other styles and blended them seamlessly into a foot stomping good time.
The group's first single, "Chasin' Something," was released in 1990. A self-titled debut album followed two years later, recorded under the Reprise Records label. "Mountain of Love" and "Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool" were a couple of the notable tracks on the charts.
In 1995, the album Big Things under the Mouthpiece Records label hit the stores. There were a number of talented artists who helped out on the recording. The album showcased standout tunes like "Cheap Red Wine," "All the Girls Know Your Name," and "Nice Girls Finish Last." As Molly & the Makers, the band recorded Lucky Flame in 1998.
Molly O released the album Justified in 2014 to critical acclaim, again with numerous talented artists contributing to the recordings.
So that brings us to Molly and the Danger Band.
The Danger Band started in 2006 when Molly built a stage on a three foot wide ledge, hovering eight feet above a glass top bar at the Pavilion in downtown Hayward WI. The ledge has been called many things through the years, but came to be known as the Danger Stage, which is where the band got its name.
When Molly invited friends to join her on the Danger Stage, the combination of musicians and talents gelled into a distinct sound with fresh takes on Classic Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Americana. Add a twist of Celtic music to the mix and you have an infectious beat with soaring fiddle and mandolin solos.
Molly and the Danger band have come a long way since performing on that three foot ledge. They have entertained fans at international events like the Lumberjack World Championships, The American Birkebeiner and even opened for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Tanya Tucker.
You can also find Molly in many Big Top Chautauqua productions. She made history as the first female musical director at the Big Top, Pickin’ On Rock Shows in 2022.
Join us if you can!
From the rural hometown settings of Hamel, Minnesota and the river banks of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the blues influence surfaced as early as the mid 1960's for what was to become "The Lamont Cranston Band". By 1969, The Lamont Cranston Band was well on their way to becoming the legend that it is today. You can't seem to go anywhere today from coast to coast without running into someone that has heard of the band. They are one of the founders of the Minneapolis music scene.
The Lamont Cranston Band has won just about every award possible throughout the years at the Minnesota Music Awards for both band and individual achievements. They still, to this day, get nominated every year in one category or another. In 1999 the band was honored during their 30th anniversary with a City of St. Paul and State of Minnesota "Lamont Cranston Day." They also received a lifetime achievement award, a City of Duluth "Ambassadors of the Blues" award, and were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.which is flourishing more than ever to this day.
This legendary Minneapolis based blues band has been at it since 1969. After 14 releases and many show stopping performances, the band is still going strong and turning out new material all the time.
The Cranstons have shared the stage with just about everyone in the business, including Muddy Waters, Albert King and many more.
Charlie Parr is an incorruptible outsider who writes novelistic, multi-layered stories that shine a kaleidoscopic light on defiant, unseen characters thriving in the shadows all around us. Parr has released 14 studio albums and tours the globe performing at legendary venues like Newport Folk Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Troubadour, and Bowery Ballroom. But he hasn't moved to LA or Nashville; he's stayed in the cold grey north of Minnesota, because that's his home.
The Whitesidewalls Rock 'n Roll Revue is the Midwest's premiere Doo-Wop, Rockabilly and Rock and Roll band! The tight harmonies and driving beat of the golden age of rock and roll are the hallmarks of this legendary show. It'll have you dancing and singing along just like it did 30 years ago!