Duluth musicians will put their spin on Cash and Young
Duluth has "done" a few things: Dylan, the White Album. Tonight at Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth takes on Neil Young and Johnny Cash. The performance starts at 7 p.m. and includes about 40 local and regional musicians paying tribute to music ...
Duluth has "done" a few things: Dylan, the White Album.
Tonight at Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth takes on Neil Young and Johnny Cash.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. and includes about 40 local and regional musicians paying tribute to music icons. Half will perform Young and half Cash, with two songs by the group in a set-up that could potentially look like Duluth Does We Are the World.
Tickets for the show are $10 and are available at the door. Proceeds from the event go to Sacred Heart Music Center's youth program fund.
"First of all, it's great to honor these incredible musicians that have gone before us, so to speak," said Todd Gremmels, who will be performing his version of Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." "It gives me the chance to weave my own composition and orchestration into the music. ... I think the way a composition goes depends a lot on the musician. You may take a direction that's different from other musicians. That's the mark of an artist."
The show features soloists such as Max Dakota, Dave Mehling, Sammy Macon and Jerree Small and bands including the Fish Heads, Cosmic Pit Orchestra, Yeltzi and Equal Xchange. Like previous shows, there will be a recording of the performance available.
For Vincent Cadillac this is the opportunity to take his music in a new direction. The guitar and harmonica player has tired of working the bar scene and would like to play for more serious and appreciative audiences. Vincent Cadillac, whose real name is Vincent Hladilek, is covering Cash's "Tennessee Flat Top Box," which has been re-imagined from a Minnesotan's perspective: It is set in a Midwest border town, rather than a South Texas border town, and the little dark-haired boy is a light-haired boy in Cadillac's version.
For some musicians, the challenge is staying within the parameters of the concert setup.
"It's supposed to be kind of acoustic and quiet," said Chad Lyons, front man for the band the Acceleratii. "We're walking a line as far as that goes."
Speaking of "walking a line," Lyons is performing a Cash tune: "Wreck of the Old 97" which he said will be true to what the singer did at San Quentin.