july, 2019

sat13jul7:30 pm9:30 pmConcert: Jillian Rae Band7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MNAge Range:All agesCost:Cost/Fee

Event Details

Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with the Jillian Rae Band at the historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro on Saturday, July 13th at
7:30 p.m. Returning to the St. Mane Theatre after a memorable 2016
performance, Jillian Rae is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and
vocalist that has cultivated a reputation as the go-to violin
accompanist for dozens of roots, rock, and Americana bands
(including The Okee Dokee Brothers, Corpse Reviver, Adam Levy, and Steve
Kaul & the Brass Kings). An Iron Range native based out of
Minneapolis, Rae assembled her own band in 2013 that performs a
palatable mix of country, bluegrass and pop. Expanding on her upbringing
as a classical violinist, Rae has become one of the most powerful and
unique voices in the Twin Cities music scene.

This concert will also serve as the capstone event of a mini-residency with Jillian Rae, who
will be participating in various storytelling, songwriting and music
events throughout the week of July 8 with Lanesboro area residents as
part of the Performing Artist Engagement Program supported
by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council. Rae’s flexible and
accessible approach to songwriting will serve as a catalyst for
individuals of any ability in the Lanesboro community to create and
learn with confidence.

Rae’s songs are full of heartache, truth,
and often a beguiling sense of playfulness. Her songwriting is not
easily pigeonholed, and neither is her playing. You can find her playing
country fiddle on one tune, rock guitar on the next, or driving her
violin through synthy guitar effects on another. As engaging as her
arrangements can be, the real show stopper of her records or live
performances is always her effortlessly powerful voice. When Jillian Rae
sings, you believe her. Music journalist Youa Vang called Rae a heavy
hitter whose “voice will stay with you long after the show is over.

In her new full length album “I Can’t Be the One You Want Me to Be,” Rae has pivoted from the country-tinged musical stylings from her 2017 EP, Wanderlust.
With contributions from Matt Patrick as well as drummer Alex Young,
guitarist and longtime collaborator Eric Martin, and bassist Jimmy
Osterholt, the new record is saturated in heavy grooves, moody
arrangements, and unflinching honesty. And of course her voice, which
has never sounded better, more dynamic, or more true than it does on
this collection of songs.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St. Mane Theatre

206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN