At Stoney End, we believe great music is a beautiful experience worth celebrating. That’s why we’re proud to be connected with area folk music artists and host concerts and dances in our Music Loft. We hope to see you there soon!
Reservations are recommended. Call us toll-free at 1-877-866-3936.
Saturday Nov 29
Concert at 7:00pm
The “Golden Era” of bluegrass may be a long time gone — but not to the members of Long Time Gone. Led by the soulful, lonesome lead vocals of Leo Rosenstein (mandolin), Long Time Gone faithfully brings back to life the classic bluegrass hits of the 1950s, hearkening back to an era when Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers ruled the country airwaves. Ben Manning (guitar) and Katryn Conlin (string bass) anchor the band’s rhythm section while two of the region’s leading instrumentalists, Barry St. Mane (banjo) and Mike Hildebrandt (fiddle), trade dazzling breaks. Long Time Gone isn’t just about traditional bluegrass. The band branches out into old-timey songs of the 1920s and original songs written by band members. Double fiddle tunes, a touch of Celtic, hard-driving banjo instrumentals and quite a bit of instrument swapping keeps Long Time Gone shows entertaining. “It’s not just about playing the fastest tunes or the most intricate arrangements, it’s also about having fun,” says Ben Manning, who handles much of the band’s front work. “This band evolved from a regular jam session that began back in 2000, and we’ve always valued being good friends. We hope that enjoyment and ‘comfort zone’ of the band comes through in the music we make together.” Based in Minnesota, the band’s favorite habitat ranges from Minneapolis-Saint Paul down the Mississippi River to Red Wing, but they range further afield if the occasion arises. Long Time Gone plays bluegrass festivals, summer concerts in the park, weddings, private parties, civic events and just about any engagement that calls for the music of fiddle, banjo, mandolin and that classic high, lonesome, bluegrass sound.
Saturday Dec 13 th,
Concert at 7:30pm
From the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis to Fiddling Cricket Concerts in San Jose, from the Folk Club of South Florida in Miami to the Fox Valley Folk Festival in Chicago, and innumerable places in between, they've racked up countless miles over the years, crisscrossing the country to deliver their own unique brand of folk singer/songwriter music. They've played at folk festivals, folk clubs, concerts, universities, on national and regional public radio, and on national cable television. They've shared billings with Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jez Lowe, Greg Brown, Anne Hills, Bill Staines, Holly Near, Tanya Savory, and Vassar Clements, to name just a few. In 2000, they were honored to be included on a National Public Radio holiday special hosted by Judy Collins, "Do You Hear What I Hear: A Holiday Folk Tour." Their heartfelt original songs have won them fans throughout the U.S. and overseas. Curtis & Loretta revel in writing songs about the heroism and integrity of real-life, ordinary people
Hobgoblin Music/Stoney End is hosting a grand opening for our new art gallery located in the third floor event space where we host our well known Music Loft concert series. The opening feature is Mark Abrahamson, an artist from the Pacific Northwest who recently moved to Red Wing and established a studio at the Anderson Center. Mark has over 60 current pieces on display at the moment, including his works in mixed media collages and aerial landscapes. He will be presenting samples of an ongoing series of photohgraphs called American River Watersheds, You may come and view the exhibit anytime we are open for the next two months.
Because our Music Loft has limited seating, advanced reservations are recommended for most concerts and events. Please call us toll-free to reserve your tickets or for additional information: 1-877-866-3936.