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The Pines

  • Wed May 31 2017 - 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $16 advance | $19 door
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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following. Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa. Each also brings a distinctive voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called “quietly gripping” stark-country, fusing Benson’s ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with David’s earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. Expect the concert to feature material from the band’s acclaimed 2016 full-length, Above the Prairie, as well as the recent EP Pasture II, the second in an ongoing series of EPs exploring the past and future through folk songs old and new.
The first Pasture EP featured the songs of Joe Price, Mance Lipscomb, Iris Dement, Mason Jennings and Greg Brown. The second, produced by Jennings, features compositions from Stephen Foster, Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey and Willie Dixon. For The Pines, the Pasture EPs also represents an ongoing collaboration with visionary photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier, whose photographs grace their covers.

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