Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Mill Creek Irish

The Granite City Folk Society presents Mill Creek Irish on Friday, March 1st, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Mill Creek Irish was born in a North St. Cloud neighborhood a few years ago when some friends started playing music inspired by Irish folk groups of the 1960's to the present. The band covers music from Planxty and Patrick Street to the Pogues; from the Clancy Brothers and Mary Black to the Dropkick Murphys.  Learn more about Mill Creek Irish and this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$12 ticket
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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Christine Lavin

The Granite City Folk Society presents Christine Lavin on Thursday, March 7th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Christine Lavin is a very funny person who writes sharp and funny songs. About food. Or 
relationships. Or Pluto (the planet, not the dog). We are reliably informed that she has been known to give knitting lessons. Yet another folk-world legend who also makes videos, writes books, hosts radio programs, and receives multiple awards for her composing, writing, and performing. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$20 ticket
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Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Lula Wiles Band

The Granite City Folk Society presents the Lula Wiles Band on Sunday, March 17th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Out of New England by way of fiddle camps and the Berklee College of Music comes the Lula Wiles Band, the trio of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, with their guitars, fiddle, bass, and vocal harmonies. The band's name is "a twist on and homage to the Carter Family song 'Lula Walls,'" and their influences and inspirations include Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Cotten, and Hazel Dickens. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$16 ticket
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Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Staines

The Granite City Folk Society presents Bill Staines on Thursday, February 21st, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Bill Staines is a folk circuit perennial, with a resume that stretches from the legendary Club 47 hootenannies of the Sixties to Prairie Home Companion and includes nearly a half-century of singing, songwriting, and recording (more than two dozen albums).  Learn more about Bill and this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$20 ticket
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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Imholte

The Granite City Folk Society presents Paul Imholte on Friday, February 15th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Paul Imholte is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer. He is best known as a hammered dulcimer player, but he is also on a first-name basis with the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo, and has been seen in the company of the viola, cello, Autoharp, harmonica, jawharp, and spoons.. Learn more about Paul and this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$12 ticket
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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Harper’s Chord

The Granite City Folk Society presents Harper’s Chord on Friday, February 8th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Central Minnesota-based Harper's Chord is vocalist Jill Moore and guitarist Roger Fink, violinist Evin Haukos, and bassist Micah Barret. (Actually, everybody sings!) Drawing from their love of folk, blues, roots, Americana and country music, Harper's Chord offers strong, three and four-part harmonies and country-folk-grassroots-Americana material reminiscent of Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, and Union Station. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$12 ticket
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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Sweet Rhubarb

The Granite City Folk Society presents Sweet Rhubarb on Thursday, January 31st, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

We're pleased to welcome back St. Paul-based Sweet Rhubarb: Ann Fate, Burna Krugler, and Priscilla Thomas (guitars, banjos, bass, harmonica, percussion, and "rich three-part harmonies"). They describe their music as having "elements of folk, bluegrass, country, pop, and this 'n that".  Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$10 ticket
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Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Rachael Kilgour

The Granite City Folk Society presents Rachael Kilgour on Friday, January 18th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Minnesota-born, Boston-based Rachael Kilgour's material is both topical ("In America") and personal ("Rabbit in the Road"), and her performances have made her a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour Contest, 2015 grand prize winner of the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, and a performer at Lincoln Center and the Sundance ASCAP Music Café.  Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$14 ticket
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Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

The Granite City Folk Society presents Tim Sparks &James Buckley on Friday, January 11th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Tim Sparks' guitar playing ranges from the raggy Piedmont fingerpicking of his North Carolina upbringing through swing and jazz, blues, funk, and more! Tim will be joined by hard-working bassist James Buckley of the James Buckley Trio. Buckley also appeared on Bon Iver's album, 22, A Million, nominated for Best Alternative Album in the 2017 Grammy's.

 Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$14 ticket
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Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

John Gorka

The Granite City Folk Society presents John Gorka on Friday, January 4th, at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Since he won a New Folk Award at Kerrville in 1984, John Gorka has spent three decades touring while also making more than a dozen recordings, solo and with Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson. Learn more about this eventby visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$14 ticket
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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Gurf Morlix

The Granite City Folk Society presents Gurf Morlix on Thursday, October 25th at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Gurf Morlix is a Texas-based singer-songwriter-guitarist-record producer-bandleader who has worked with the likes of Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Slaid Cleaves, Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$14 ticket
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Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

The Granite City Folk Society presents James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe on Thursday, October 11th at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

The transatlantic pairing Canadian James Keelaghan and English Jez Lowe -- billed as "The Keelowe Tour" - comes to town. James Keelaghan's musical interests range across Canadian, British, Celtic, and Latin traditions. Jez Lowe hails from England's North-East coal country and has a similar fascination with the lives and work of ordinary people. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website. 

$16 ticket
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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Chuck Brodsky

The Granite City Folk Society presents Chuck Brodsky on Thursday, September 20th at Bo Diddley's Pub & Deli. 

Singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky's bio is a familiar one: a quarter-century on the road, playing venues and festivals across North America and Europe, storytelling and singing about current events and places and relationships. Learn more about this event by visiting the Granite City Folk Society website.

$16 ticket
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