Barbaro w/ Nickel&Rose at The Jazz Estate
Barbaro's music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love. The Minneapolis-Winona quartet have built momentum around their dynamic sound, each set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Their upcoming album, due out January 2020, showcases their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western.
Barbaro has performed at premier Midwest music festivals including Blue Ox, Boats & Bluegrass, and MBOTMA. In 2018, the band released their first EP and claimed two contest wins, at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest and MBOTMAs Americana Roots Band Contest.
When I listen to Barbaro I find myself leaning in to the sound trying to figure out where this unique blend came from, and where its going next! -Mike Pengra, Radio Heartland
Barbaro budge beyond the bounds of bluegrass. -The Current
2018 was a year of acceleration for Barbaro as a band, and they dont have plans to slow down anytime soon. -Minnesota Bluegrass Magazine
Fast rising Minnesota newgrassers... features fleet-fingered playing (expected), and also a gift for dynamics and restraint (not always a bluegrass hallmark). -Isthmus
Barbaro use a traditional bluegrass stage to create new tunes that blend newgrass, country and jazz styles. -Wisconsin Public Radio
Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols and Roses four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-pieces ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion.
Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carls background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.
"'Americana' reminds me of the true power of songs: while I could write pages and pages about the issues this song raises, Nichols and Rose distill the story to such a fine point that it truly takes my breath away and makes the hairs on my arms rise whenever I listen to it." [8/16/18]
Rachel Cholst, Wide Open Country"
...it doesnt hurt that its one of the best damn folk songs Ive heard all year." [8/15/18]
Nathan Leigh, AfroPunk"
During a time when equality on the airwaves has become such a widespread conversation, Americana serves as a needed reminder that the genres roots did not grow from a white mans soil." [7/25/18]
Wide Open Country"
The most perfect Americana track youll hear all month..."
Jonathan Aird, Americana UK
The Jazz Estate (View)
2423 N Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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