Upcoming Music

Upcoming Music & Events

Please welcome our new Music Director Emily Moe!  Please note,  our event booking email address has changed: agduluthbooking@gmail.com

10/21 Music Resource Center Open Stage for Students 6 pm 

10/22 Wordsmith Wednesdays 7 pm Book Club/Writing Group

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, any interested adults can join us from 7-9pm for Wordsmith Wednesday: a new, combination book club / writing group at Amazing Grace!

Each month or so we will pick a new fiction or non-fiction book. The first half of each meeting will consist of discussion based on the chosen book. The last half of each session will be dedicated to writing… each meeting we will choose a writing prompt out of the hat and the mission (should you choose to accept it) will be to create a poem, short story, essay, song, cartoon (whatever suits you) on the topic. The next time we gather, willing individuals will share their work in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

If you can’t make every meeting, no worries! We will post updates like reading assignments, writing prompts, and discussion questions on this Facebook page to keep you in the loop! https://www.facebook.com/WordsmithWednesdays

But what if you are only passionate about reading OR writing? No worries! Since the evening is divided into two parts (7pm-8pm is the book discussion and 8pm-9pm is the writing portion), you can choose to attend only half of each meeting if you wish. However participants are obviously encouraged to stay the entire meeting!

This is the perfect group for those who say they would like to read/write more but haven’t yet made it happen!

BONUS: 1/2 bottles of wine on Wednesdays!

10/25 Plowboys 7 pm – Jazz/Blues/Gospel $5

11/ 1 Randy Anderson – 7 pm –  Acoustic Blues

11/07 Maddy Siiter CD Release Show – 7 pm $5 

“The young singer/guitarist plays and writes well beyond the presumptions of a person not yet eligible to drive a car. Mechanically, her guitar work is spot-on, straight forward and engaging. Lyrically, she doesn’t dabble in self-pitying teenage nonsense. It’s more in the style of Edie Brickell than one might expect, and her pensive writing (she’s composed over 70 songs) sounds more at home on KAXE or KUMD than some artists twice her age.”

11/08 Jess Klein – Folk/Americana/Singer-songwriter 7 pm $10 

“I pulled no punches on this album,” Jess Klein says of her new album Learning Faith.  “It’s edgy and brutal, but it was inspired by a genuine love for this world.”  Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as “fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt”—has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft.  As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who “has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.”

11/14 Jaspar Lepak 7 pm

Jaspar Lepak (pronounced Jasper LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. “Singing with the kind of Americana, lullaby ghost of a voice that listeners search for in roots music” (Twin Cities A.V. Club), Lepak is best known for her bell-like voice and introspective storytelling.  A child of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Lepak started writing songs just after college while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she left Minneapolis with her husband Kale for Durban, South Africa where they lived for two years. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded her sixth CD, Forgiving Wind, which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of “beauty and original charm.” Lepak became a Seattle resident in 2012 and was honored to perform in 2013’s Northwest Folklife Festival. She tours frequently between her former homes and her new home in the Pacific Northwest.

Check out Spring 2015’s River Talks the third Wednesday of every month at 6 pm:

Feb 18:  River Corridor Project,  Mar 18: Economic Benefits of AOC Cleanup,  Apr 15: Spirit Lake Superfund Project,  May 20: St. Louis River Research,  June 17: Pollution in/poetry about the river