Amanda Grace and her band are releasing her third full length album, "Rayne Angel" at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall on Friday Nov. 30th. Illusion Valley @8PM, Katy Vernon Band 9PM. Doors 7PM.
Tickets: $10 Advance + $15 Door. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1776932
Amanda does not claim a particular genre of music, and in doing so 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. Since then she’s released “Keeping Hearts” & “Better Life,” finding local and international radio play. She has given a yearly performance at the The Mid West Music Festival since its inception, and manages her own indie rock band and a women’s folk band called Wildflower. 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 calls 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.
Photo Credit: Nate Nelson
Katy Vernon is a Ukulele Songbird – Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument! Katy has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider.
She was born and raised in London, UK, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in Minnesota. Combining melodic pop/folk songwriting with her twangy Americana band. She has appeared with acts such as Garrison Keillor and the James Sewell Ballet, in addition to more than 50 shows a year. She also puts on her annual Uke Fest benefit. She uses her love of singing and playing ukulele, to make musical and charitable connections far and wide.
Illusion Valley writes thought provoking lyrics - sounds like folk meets indie rock.
Vox, acoustic & electric guitar, bass, drums.
Dynamic, hypnotic, chill.
View Illusion Valley's page to hear their latest single, What Expectations!
Maya Elena - Vocals, Guitar
Doc - Guitar
Nick Spielman - Bass
Corey Hess - Drums