Saturday Set: Romantica/Erik Koskinen - Hopkins Center for the Arts
7:00pm Social Hour | 8:00pm Concert
Americana – Folk – Minneapolis and St.Paul, MN – Irish transplant to the upper Midwest, Ben Kyle has been compared favorably to Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams. Mixing together elements of folk, rock, and Americana, the band garnered national attention and local fanfare in the late 2000s, before going on hiatus for family and other career opportunities. 2016 brings a new album.
Erik Koskinen’s songwriting is a translucent eulogy to the genuine. Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. He channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. Koskinen joins the ranks of chief musicians and sharp wordsmiths.
Tickets: $25 – see site for discounts