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I'm Playing at this Friday's Social Media Breakfast at the Minnesota State Fair!

“Excited” doesn’t quite capture what I am feeling about this Friday’s show at the Minnesota State Fair. In front of a bunch of my social media friends, I will be performing a set of my most child-friendly material (i.e. no swears). Not swearing poses an intriguing problem, as many of my recently-penned songs import the strength of profanities to communicate excitement or anger.

Songs that I probably won’t be playing on account of swear words:

  • I’m quittin’ my job!
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Run. Run! RUN! RUN!!! RUNNNNN!!!

Actually, now that I look at the list, it’s not as long as I thought.  This is going to be easy!  🙂

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Last Night at the Acadia Cafe

Many thanks to Kelly, Kate, and Kelly’s sister, Kate for coming out to the Acadia last night and cheering me on to victory!  It’s always nice to have friends in the crowd.  🙂  Kelly requested “Kids” at the end of the set, which I gladly played.  It was probably one of the better versions of it that I have ever done, imho.  But, you will be able to decide that for yourself as soon as Tim (the excellent sound guy at Acadia) uploads the audio recording he made.  Can’t wait for that!

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Rahm the Attack Dog

Today I might be playing a show with local rock legend, John Stowell, over at the Acadia Cafe.  John called the other day and asked me to sit in with his band on the ukulele.  Sounds like fun!  The show is at 2 p.m. and is free to get in…I think…

Also, I am trying to set up a songwriting session with Dave for today as well, but the schedule is packed tight.  Hopefully he is flexible!  🙂
Finally, I’m putting the band back together!!!  John, Ryan, and me will be playing a Cryns #3 set at Trocaderos on April 21 at 7:50 p.m.  It’s part of a battle of the bands and should be pretty fun!

Lastly, check out this awesome dog, Rahm, that my dad has on his desk:

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Show Tonight at Acadia Cafe with Eliza Blue, Jeffrey James, and Jack Ventimiglia

It’s that time of the month again!  I am playing a full set with Dave Rowley (of “Heat It Up!” fame) tonight at the Acadia Cafe in Minneapolis.  It’s free to get in!  Here’s the lineup:

8 p.m. – Jeffrey James
9 p.m. – Eliza Blue
10 p.m. – Toby Cryns
11 p.m. – Jack Ventimiglia

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