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The Parkway Theater – Minneapolis MN

 

Harvest at the Parkway – a celebration of Neil Young’s Harvest and Harvest Moon albums. Presented by SimpleGifts featuring Billy McLaughlin. Beloved songs of Neil Young shimmer anew under the spell of siren-voices Carin Vagle, Karen Paurus and Amy Courts. Ladies singing Neil Young and loving it! Celtic twist added by internationally renowned wind-powered artist, Laura MacKenzie. Acoustic guitar by Billy McLaughlin with Dan Ristrom (bass), Patrick Nelson (drums) and Nathan Wilson (fiddle/mandolin. Not to be missed among your tribute show choices!

Sunday, October 16, 2022 – 7:00pm – Minneapolis, MN
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-822-8080 / Venue Website

Ticket will be available online on 8/18 starting at 11am.

The Parkway Theater – Minneapolis MN

“The Young and the Rest…” is all about women bringing new life to music made famous by men. Clearly a tribute, this show is better described as a girl-powered reboot of acoustic hits and deep tracks by Neil Young, CSN, America, The Eagles and more. The siren-voices of SimpleGifts (Carin Vagle*/Karen Paurus/Amy Courts) soar with a Celtic twist provided by Laura MacKenzie (whistles/flutes/bagpipe). Acoustic guitar by Billy McLaughlin with Dan Ristrom (bass), Patrick Nelson (drums), Billy O (percussion) and Nathan Wilson (fiddle/mandolin. Not to be missed among your tribute show choices!

*Special note: SimpleGifts’ founding member, vocalist, Carin Vagle, makes a noteworthy return to the stage for the first time since 2012. A Parkway neighborhood legend returns!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 7:30pm – Minneapolis, MN
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

$20 advance general admission
$25 advance reserved seating

Tickets on sale now!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Annie Mack

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


April 25 special guest:

Annie Mack

Lauded by artists like Taj Mahal, Annie Mack is a soulful singer and unflinching songwriter who writes from the gut and demands your attention. Although known largely as a blues singer, Mack branches out on her recently released (January 2021) EP Testify, mixing folk, rock and country gospel into her unique soulful sound. Digging deep, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as she takes the reins as songwriter and producer. Already garnering significant attention in the national media, Annie Mack is an artist to watch and a voice that must be listened to.
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What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Turn Turn Turn

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


April 18 special guest:

Turn Turn Turn

Turn Turn Turn is the story of girl meets boy meets girl; a trio who bond over their mutual love of sweet harmonies from ’60s and 70’s country, folk and pop music and form an original Americana band.

Members Adam Levy (guitar, vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) are all mainstays of the Minnesota music scene and together craft an infectious, pop-infused brand of Americana. When the members of Turn Turn Turn sing together, their voices – each with a distinctive timbre and complementary range – blend in a delectable, cosmic way, forming a rootsy, Laurel Canyon-inspired sound that is both distinctive and familiar.

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What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Sofia

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


April 11 special guest:

SOFIA

Sofia is a trio with Carin Vagle, Dean Magraw, and Timothy Frantzich. They strike a chord of deep love, reverence and beauty in their original songs, covers and chants. They bring together the popular with the sacred and dance effortlessly between them. Two guitars and tender harmonies harken to an ancient realm of communion. Heart felt wisdom songs.


What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Willie Wisely

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


April 4 special guest:

Willie-Wisely

Willie Wisely

Equal parts Minnesotan music scene veteran and Laurel Canyon devotee, Willie Wisely remains that rare bird mixing profound power pop with outsized stadium-rock showmanship. In 2021 he has launched “Watercolor Editions”, a year-long singles series and podcast celebrating 40 years of songwriting.


What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Chris Koza

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


March 28 special guest:

Chris Koza

Chris Koza is an acclaimed musician, composer, and performer living and working in Minneapolis. His musical influences range from finger-picking folk guitar to fuse-busting prog rock, though generally settle tastefully somewhere in-between. Koza’s storytelling and observations are thoughtfully navigated by melodies that migrate through the seasons and burrow through the earth, crafting melodically-rich vignettes depicting people and places who’ve fallen off the radar; who linger like ghosts above the river.

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What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Nicholas David

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


March 7 special guest:

Nicholas David; pc: Will Schwerd

Nicholas David; pc: Will Schwerd

Nicholas David is excited to bring his original music to listeners. The pull of the American South has been ever increasing in recent years, bringing this gifted pianist/singer/songwriter to the point where he can deliver, as he likes to say, “music from the heart for the heart.” Nicholas David is at this point through two related major events that led to this debut on Samantha Fish’s Wild Heart Records. David is a family man with young children who had a strong regional following in Minnesota, having released a steady output of albums and EPs over the past 15 years. He had begun to work on the songs heard on this album when he took a solo opening spot for the Devon Allman Project in 2015. David says, “We really connected on stage. Later our paths crossed after his mom and dad passed. After taking time off, he formed a bigger band and offered me the keyboard spot.”

A return to Minnesota at the turn of the 21st century prompted a more serious focus on his career. His 2004 debut, the Four Legged Light EP, was also the inaugural release of his own imprint, Wake the World, and began his prolific solo career. In 2012 David was invited to audition for NBC’s hit reality competition series, The Voice. Nicknamed by the show producers as the “Family Man”, David soon captured America’s attention with his outstanding vocal prowess and outsized personality. It’s fitting that, by the nation’s measuring stick, he nearly was crowned champion of The Voice. A Top-Three finish catapulted David from regional musician to international success. His recordings routinely charted on Top 10 lists for Billboard and iTunes, with over a million hits on Soundcloud, numbers that would take a touring band two- three years to amass.


What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Laura MacKenzie Celtic Sunday

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


March 14 special guest:

Laura MacKenzie

Laura MacKenzie has learned from many tradition bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a Master Folk Artist (Minnesota State Arts Board). She has been lauded as a “Celtic music wizard” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and a “High priestess of Celtic music” by Minnesota Public Radio.

In 2014, the City of St Paul declared “Laura MacKenzie Day” by official proclamation for Laura’s contributions to traditional music in Minnesota.  Among other notables, Laura has performed in extended productions with Frank McCourt (Pulitzer prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes), T.R. Knight (of Grey’s Anatomy, on stage at the Guthrie Theater) and Katie McMahon (of Riverdance). She also performs and records with Dáithí Sproule (of Altan), and with Billy McLaughlin.

Laura MacKenzie

As a player and producer, MacKenzie is often engaged for live shows and studio projects, and can be heard on numerous recordings and several documentaries. One of her studio productions sold over 580,000 copies. Laura both produced and performed in the popular and festive “Charladies Christmas” and “Gaelfest!” shows.  In performance, Laura currently appears as a solo artist, in duos with Dáithí Sproule, Gary Rue, Ross Sutter, in Willow Brae with harpist Andrea Stern, in the ensembles Laura MacKenzie and the Lads, The Frothy Band, Brass Lassie, and in SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin. Laura’s powerful array of wind instruments includes wooden flutes, many whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, French Cornemuse, Spanish Gaita, Medieval English Greatpipes, Leicester smallpipes, gemshorn and voice.


What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!

Church of the Lost Souls – guest appearance, Kathleen Johnson

The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and The Church of the Lost Souls featuring members of SimpleGifts and special guests – twelve consecutive Sundays, 4:30pm, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Livestreaming every week – socially distanced in-person tickets available online starting 8am CST Friday, Jan. 22 here! $29 in advance; $39 at the door.

Livestream viewing needs no ticket or reservation – we use a “pay-what-you-can” donation approach. Donate here!


February 28 special guest:

Kathleen-Johnson

Kathleen Johnson

Vocalist Kathleen Johnson is lead vocalist for “BKS” and “UNIVERSOUL”, founder of  “Musicians4musicians” and co-founder of “Raisingthebar, an Artist’s loft” a mentoring workshop that found it’s roots at “ARNELLIA”S!  She has performed LIVE at countless venues and studios such as PAISLEY PARK with local bands, National and International artists such as Prince, Alexander O’neal, Tevin Cambell, Jordin Sparks, Billy McLaughlin, The Petersons and The Steeles. She is a featured artist who gives of her time and gift freely and generously to many special community events, fundraisers.


What is Church of the Lost Souls?

It’s not really a church. And you don’t have to be lost or found to attend or tune in. But a new livestream concert series hopes to raise spirits and share the love beginning on Valentine’s Day. The Parkway Theater presents Billy McLaughlin and “The Church of the Lost Souls,” featuring members of SimpleGifts (versatile singers Kathleen Johnson, Karen Paurus, Amy Courts, Celtic multi-instrumentalist instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie) and cool Special Guests for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST, February 14 through May 2, 2021. Special guests will play a 15-minute set mid-concert followed by closing numbers by Billy and the band. For more information on this new project and performances, click here!