Folk singer and song writer David Huckfelt of The Pines, headlines at The West Theatre with special guest Lanue, the new music project of Duluth's Sarah Krueger.
David Huckfelt is a singer / lyricist / activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorite band The Pines. An Iowa native and former theology student, Huckfelt attended the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop undergrad program before turning his attention to songwriting and performing. With musical roots in the same fertile Midwestern soil that produced legendary folk singers like John Prine and Greg Brown, Huckfelt has shared stages with artists from Prine, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris & Richard Thompson to Bon Iver, Calexico, Trampled By Turtles & Gregory Alan Isakov.
His work with The Pines received record of the year accolades from Mojo & Q Magazine, and garnered praise for Huckfelt from David Fricke (Rolling Stone) as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. In 2018 Huckfelt received the prestigious Artist-In-Residence award at Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior, where in sixteen days he wrote the fourteen songs that would become his breakout solo debut “Stranger Angels”. In 2012 he met American Indian Movement leader & poet John Trudell on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and their subsequent collaboration resulted in the song "Time Dreams", hailed by Democracy Now! and the last recording Trudell made before passing. Since then, Huckfelt has partnered with an impressive array of Native American artists and activists including Keith Secola, Quiltman, Winona LaDuke and novelist Louise Erdrich in the fight for social justice and protection for Mother Earth.
He was principal organizer & performer at this year's "Water Is Life: Stop Line 3" festival in Duluth with Bon Iver, Charlie Parr, Adia Victoria & others standing up for water & treaty rights of the Anishinaabe in Minnesota, and his new record "Room Enough, Time Enough" received four stars in MOJO Magazine and accolades coast to coast. In thousands of shows across the United States, Canada & overseas, Huckfelt’s grassroots following has grown from small-town opera houses, Midwestern barn concerts, and progressive benefit events to national tours and festival stages like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Edmonton and Calgary Folk Fests, and the legendary First Avenue club in his beloved Minneapolis home.
Doors open at 6:30PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $18-23 depending on seating.
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Effective immediately, all concerts and special events at The West Theatre will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.
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Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test.
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