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Live Music: Dan Rodriguez | Preston Gunderson
March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
SHOW INFO (3/16/19) :
Tickets + Info: https://bit.ly/2Xt7yOJ
7:30pm Doors | 8:00pm Showtime
21+ | ID Required
Dan Rodriguez, an artist based out of Minneapolis, MN, is creating quite a buzz in the Midwest. The groove-based, bluesy over-toned sound of his music, mixed with his powerful, yet seductive voice creates an atmosphere different from other music. It’s refreshing, tantalizing, and just plain good!
Originally from Detroit, MI, Dan moved to Minneapolis in 2004 to pursue music. He started a band with his brother, Andre Rodriguez, and called it The Auburns. They played locally for a couple of years and grew together as a band, as brothers, and as musicians.
In January, 2008, Dan started a self-titled solo project in the Twin Cities. Promoting his band as a trio, Dan started playing venues in the local music scene. As things began to go well, a greater demand for Dan’s music rose high enough to inspire him to record an album.
June 13th, 2008, the album Unreal was released in Minneapolis, followed by a self-titled EP in 2011. His next album, Roaring Dan, was released in the Summer of 2013.
In September 2014 Budweiser released their “Friends Are Waiting” commercial featuring Dan’s performance of his original song “When You Come Home,” which was written for the commercial and pitched through Minneapolis based company In The Groove Music.
The Summer of 2015 marks the release of Dan’s most prolific, and widely distributed album “Come on Home,” featuring the Budweiser song “Friends are Waiting” and singles “Rum River” and “California.”
Dan has since been playing locally and touring throughout the Midwest and beyond, and sharing the stage with national acts including Grammy award winning duo The Civil Wars, Pete Francis (Dispatch), NeedtoBreathe, Augustana, Tyrone Wells, John McLaughlin, Andy Grammer and Eric Hutchinson.
“I’ve been in this business a long time. I recognize when somebody has something real. Dan is a true talent, and seems to be ushering in a new wave of singer/songwriters around the Twin Cities. I can honestly say I’m excited for the world to hear what he’s got to offer.” – Michael Bland
Preston Gunderson is a singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis, MN. With his powerful voice, and catchy melodies, Gunderson’s songs have been bringing in listeners of all ages and capturing major attention.
Originally hailing from Virginia, MN, or better known as the “Iron Range” Preston made the move to better pursue his passion and career of music. He has since been playing hundreds of shows each year, and performing for thousands annually.
While still in college in Duluth, MN, Preston’s full length album “While I was Gone” cracked the top #200 on the iTunes pop charts. Roughly a year later, his sophomore record “The Recluse – EP” peaked at #25 in the world on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts, just behind The Civil Wars, and ahead of legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. He also had a stint as a casting finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and more recently Fox’s “American Idol.” He recently released his 2nd full length album, “Getting Good at Starting Over,” due to an incredible Kickstarter campaign, made possible with the love and support of his friends, family, and fans. The record was completed at the famous studio in Northeast Minneapolis, The Terrarium.
Preston has since toured in the Midwest, and overseas (2011) making a name for himself. Opening up for acts such as Brandie Carlile, The Guess Who, Jeremy Messersmith, Trampled by Turtles, Nicholas David, Live, and Everclear.