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The Maeflies RUSTED Show: “A Night of Neil” April 9, 2016

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”!


The Maeflies Last Show of 2014 – Sat. Dec. 6 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.


Mae’s Country Music Performance at Famous Daves

Individual singers of Chanson Voice & Music Academy will be performing in a Country Music Concert at Famous Dave’s in Uptown, accompanied by a full country band, comprised of the best musicians in town; including:  Jason Craft  — KeyboardsGreg Schutte — DrumsNick Salisbury — BassBlair Krivanek — GuitarsDan Neale — Guitars/Banjo, and Barbara Jean Meyers — Fiddle/Banjo. A surprise appearance by the Maeflies guys is highly possible!

Come support all the performers and enjoy hearing a broad selection of the best country songs around.

Don’t miss this fun music opportunity!

“Rick” 12 string guitar graces the stage

Spike Rickenbacker 12 string guitarSpike 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.

Luthier Legend Dave Rusan with Maeflies

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!

Rootstime Radio CD Review

Rootstime Belgium Radio – CD Review

roots-time“It (Dinkytown Highway) is the typical music for all “cruising on the highway” through the car speakers pop. The sound of the group is strong and tends sometimes to a Shania Twain sound but just below the bombastic standard”.  Go to REVIEWS tab for the entire review.