In this rare performance, Mae & Spike of the Maeflies will perform a couple’s duet on Thursday, August 25 from 8-10pm at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis. Lisa Keith Bernard and Spencer Bernard share the show as another performing couple.
Music is a strong bond for this pair of 26 years. Mae Rukavina and Eric (Spike) Stich conceived the Maeflies band in their home music studio in 2001. Now, The Maeflies, Minnesota’s alt-country-rock ensemble of 5, have been performing their trademark sound for over 13 years. They deliver rich signature harmonies, hot guitars and songs that tell a story. The Maeflies know their way around any iteration of guitar, including pedal steel, mandolin and banjo.
The Maeflies perform at the new “Lounge” in Excelsior! Victor’s on Water!
Catch our show of the summer. We will bring on all the best of our original music and our Americana Country-Rock sound with warm, rich harmonies, banjo, mandolin, hot guitar and more. Music starts at 8:00pm with Special Guest musician Keith Abrahamson. Don’t miss miss it. Located in the lower level, The Lounge has a full bar selection and awesome small plate food menu. Contact: 952-474-8879. $5 cover. No tickets. No reservations.
On April 9, 2016 the Maeflies rocked the Aster in Minneapolis with their special “Night of Neil” featuring the voice and bass player from The Daisy Dillman Band, Stymie. The MN Country Rock Hall of Fame recipient shredded the bass on Neil Young’s “Southern Man” like never before. Stay tuned for a repeat show in the future.
Join The Maeflies on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 9pm for their RUSTED show: “A Night of Neil” featuring Neil Young’s entire Harvest album with song commentary and more! Special Guest musician Keith Abrahamson will cover Neil like never heard before, along with other special guest to be announced! The Aster Cafe is a downtown-favorite with great acoustics, great menu and full-service bar. Reservations are recommended. Call (612) 379-3138. Click on “Harvest” above for a link to the album on YouTube for some pre-show prep. Get ready for a creative “Night of Neil”!
December 2014 at The School II.
Special thanks to Dave Tanner for adding his awesome dobro to our show in December at The School II.
Kick off the Season with The Maeflies on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8pm.
Special Guest Keith Abrahamson will be opening this fun, musical evening. You don’t want to miss his awesome solo act. The School II is a local favorite for good food and live music; including a full-service bar and big wine selection. Reservations are recommended: Call 952-949-0000 Invite all your friends!!! We hope to see you there.
Eric Simso, rhythm guitar player of The Maeflies, playing his “signature” Fender Telecaster Semi-hollow body guitar at a gig in April 2014. This guitar was signed by Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh and was given to Eric before the two Eagles performed at a corporate sponsored work event in 2006.
Mark your summer calendar for the next Maeflies show at The School II Bistro & Bar in Chanhassen on Friday, August 15 at 8pm. Bring all your friends! Thank you.
Catch The Maeflies at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis on June 13. Music starts at 8:30pm with singer-songwriter Griffin Robillard.
At 9:00pm The Maeflies will hit the stage with as many songs and guitars allowed in one evening. Don’t miss it! Reservations are recommended.
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Spike made a daring move by adding another guitar to his fleet at the show on Saturday night. He made room for the Rickenbacker 12 string guitar. Love that “Byrds” sound.
Rickenbacker 12 string guitar, excerpt from Wikipedia:
The Rickenbacker 360/12 is an electric guitar made by the Rickenbacker company; it was among the first electric twelve-string guitars. This instrument is visually similar to the Rickenbacker 360. Rickenbacker uses an innovative headstock design that incorporates both a slotted-style peghead and a solid peghead, thereby eliminating the need for the larger headstock normally associated with a twelve-string guitar.
The Maeflies would like to say THANK YOU for supporting our show at The School II Bar last Saturday. The addition of Jason Craft on keyboard and accordion was a real treat. We had a great turnout and we appreciate everyone for being there!
CATCH THE MAEFLIES on Saturday, April 12 at The School II Bistro & Bar in Chanhassen!! The Maeflies’ hit the stage at 8pm accompanied by Jason Craft on keyboard AND accordian. Don’t miss it!
Check out The Maeflies new MUSIC VIDEO!
Many, many artists have covered this great song written by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor. However, no recording has been as fun as The Maeflies version. Recorded at the School II on April 20, 2013 with audience participation singing the chorus with the Maeflies, great energy was captured from everyone present.
The Maeflies would like to thank all the people that have attended our shows this summer!
We love seeing you and we appreciate your support!
Local Guitar Luthier Legend, Dave Rusan of Rusan Guitarworks made an appearance at the Aster Cafe in October to support the Maeflies show and to assure their guitars were functioning perfectly. The Maeflies have a huge amount of admiration and appreciation for Dave’s work repairing and building amazing guitars. Thanks, Dave!
The Maeflies new Dinkytown Highway release is an original one-way trip into the depths of Americana music. Continue reading