Amanda Grace CD Release w. Illusion Valley, and Katy Vernon Band

Friday, November 30

7PM ✖ Hall ✖ $1o ADV/$15 DOS ✖ 21+

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Illusion Valley writes thought-provoking songs – sounds like folk meets indie rock. Vox, acoustic & electric guitar, bass, drums. Dynamic, hypnotic, chill.

Katy Vernon is a singer of sad songs on a happy instrument; a ukulele songbird, combining British Folk with Americana twang. Katy has just returned from her second UK tour and is working on her third album “Suit Of Hearts.” She has been called, “one of the Twin Cities most beloved Singer-Songwriters.” ~ Star Tribune

Amanda enjoys variety in her music and audiences. In 2010 she released a children’s album called, “Trains, Cars + A Trip To Mars” in memory of her nephew. Soon after his father also passed away and Amanda released “Embrace” in 2012 and two EPs, “Keeping Hearts” & “Better Life.” Rayne Angel is her third full-length alternative album with a number of compositions with causes close to her, such as human trafficking, and children and families in constrained circumstances in relation to torn political environments. Her music falls into focus the necessity for all humans to live with compassion and with mindfulness of each other. The feature track “Rayne Angel,” was inspired by a young girl introduced to Amanda while she was on tour in 2017; and was written to inspire personal growth in the midst of callous circumstances. “No matter what the instrumentals, Grace’s lyrics spread messages of hope, reassurance, and encouragement.” City Pages, Erica Rivera