Nov 6

The Bratlanders with Jennifer Markey

Northfield's favorite foot-stompin', protest-singin', gospel-hollerin' country-folk-roots-rockers The Bratlanders bring their legendary live show to the Cave on Friday, November 6, along with Minneapolis darlings Jennifer Markey and the Tennessee Snowpants.

Friday, November 6th, 2009
9:00 pm – 1:00 am / The Cave

November 6, 2009 - The Bratlanders with Jennifer Markey

BratlandersJohnny Cash died in September, 2003. Two months later, Singer Matt Arthur and a backing band of siblings Doug, Don, and Bev Bratland held a tribute show at Northfield's Contented Cow where they performed 50 Cash covers they'd worked up in the previous 60 days. Six years later, the band has a few new members and dozens of original songs amid their four hour repertoire of rootsy, electrified Americana. The Bratlanders' first full-length, full-band recording, "How Time Passes," will be released in late 2009.

“Singer Matt Arthur has a whacked-out growl like something grown in a petri dish swabbed with cells stolen from the esophagus of Jim Morrison and Boxcar Willie.” - City Pages

Jennifer MarkeyImagine an alternate universe where Patsy Cline met Johnny Cash at a truck stop, then gave birth to a daughter who one day met Journey's Steve Perry at a truck stop and later gave birth to a daughter who grew up to be Jennifer Markey.

Jennifer Markey and the Tennessee Snowpants are a Minneapolis-based five-piece roots country band who play original music, traditional songs, and an impressive number of countrified covers of some decidedly un-country tunes. Their new album "We're All Going To Hell!" will be released this winter.

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