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Caravan du Nord featuring MMYYKK with War Bonnet and Delphia Cello Quartet

Caravan du Nord featuring MMYYKK with War Bonnet and Delphia Cello Quartet

Sunday, October 23, 2022 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) (CDT)


Caravan du Nord is a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, bringing top regional acts, emerging bands and music industry professionals to towns across Minnesota for workshops, networking, and performances. The Caravan du Nord is an ongoing project of the Minnesota Music Coalition. Musicians and music industry professionals, please join us for day time workshops and networking events! 

October 23, 2022 Schedule:

11AM-1PM - Networking for MN musicians and music industry professionals

Landmark Center, Room 317, 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul   

Coffee and pastries provided. (Please enter in Landmark Center loading dock door from 11AM-Noon.)

2PM - Online Workshop: Building Your Music Business, Ideas of Revenue Streams for Musicians 

Livestream Link HERE.

Musicians often work in the gig economy. Hear from a panel of musicians who have secured ongoing reliable income strategies to build their music careers.  


Amanda Grace - Amanda performs as a solo artist, a member of a women's contemporary folk band called Wildflower, and with her Amanda Grace band.  Amanda does not claim a particular genre of music, and in doing so enjoys variety in her music and audiences. She has produced music drifting between folk and rock. With roots as a pianist her writing is thematically varied with an emphasis on melody and ballads wrapped in warm vocals. She’s released 7 albums. In 2016 she received a “Front Of Line” pass from The Voice. She continues to fully enjoy songwriting, releasing & performing original music while raising a family in the beautiful Mississippi river valley. 

Courtney Burton - Vocalist, Founder, and Creative Director for Courtney Burton Music is a compassionate, insightful agent for change. Courtney’s extensive background as a retail and sales executive coupled with her belief creative expression is an essential part of being human is the foundation of her practical, heart-based approach to business, community, and life. Courtney has been performing for over 25 years in the Twin Cities with Beasley’s Big Band and over ten years with the jazz combo Court’s in Session. Driven by her passion for serving as a champion for others, Courtney concentrates her energy on expanding the reach and appreciation of Jazz standards, career and life transition coaching, and collaborations as a speaker and presenter.

Joe Scarpellino - Joe works full-time in the music industry, with the primary focus being on live performance. In addition to his own personal musical performance, he owns and operates Get Down Enterprises (GDE), a boutique production company in the Twin Cities. GDE provides a myriad of services including artist booking/mgmt, event/festival production, studio production and recording, custom songwriting commissions, and graphic design. Joe is the owner and a founder of The Galactic Get Down Music Festival. The majority of Joe's live performances these days are as a solo-live-elecronic-rock act dubbed "Smokin' Joe".  He also currently plays with a few different bands including Dead Larry, IronStar, and Elour.  Joe also produces his own music in a home studio, and does a lot of songwriting by commission.  When not working on music he enjoys sci-fi television and movies, and practicing hot yoga.

7PM - Concert, featuring MMYYKK with War Bonnet and Delphia Cello Quartet 

Purchase Ordway concert tickets HERE. (MMC members discount is available!)

Registration for workshop and networking are free, and can be signed up for HERE

This performance is made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by The Current and  Explore Minnesota. Caravan du Nord is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

About the Artists

MMYYKK (pronounced "Mike") is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and music producer from the Inland Empire CA, and currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. MMYYKK's eclectic and forward-thinking sound situates itself at the intersections of Soul, Jazz, Electro and R&B; blending analog synthesis and neck-breaking rhythms amalgamated with sonic alchemy. His musical explorations center themselves in themes of love, humanity, healing, and higher consciousness. He is also 1/4th of the psychedelic funk collective astralblak and 1/4th of the space jazz collective The BlackBeat Theory. MMYYKK's most recent project, Science EP, was released on September 10, 2021.

War Bonnet reverentially explores and reinterprets the darker, more recessed ancestral music created by North America's indigenous people. In 2016, Chaz Wagner, (Bois Forte Ojibwe) and Tony Parson (Leech Lake Ojibwe) formed the band War Bonnet. War Bonnet is a legendary Native American rock band. War Bonnet brings awareness to Native American rock music as a genre as well as historical events, and current events in Indian Country. War Bonnet released the single, War Horse—following with their first full album, The Ghost Dance (February 2019). On May 2, the Native Report featured War Bonnet and their song, “Ikwe” which brings awareness to the #MMIW movement — Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (children and peoples). Ikwe appears on their second album "Ancestral Legacy" released on November, 27th 2020 (Native American Heritage Day). In late 2020, the band collaborated with accomplished vocalist - Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Ojibwe) and has since been added as a composer to the WB team. The band is currently working on their 3rd musical masterpiece - the new music dives even deeper into the creativity of their tribal roots. The band was Nominated for 2 Native American Music awards in 2019 - Best Rock Recording for “The Ghost Dance” album and Group Of The Year. Most recently: 2022 Native American Music Award Nominees - Best Rock Video "Ikwe".  2022 Native American Music Award Nominees - Best Rock Recording "Ancestral Legacy" album.

Delphia Cello Quartet is an all-female ensemble from Minneapolis, MN. The group plays original compositions and arrangements in a classical-crossover style, reinventing pop, rock, and traditional songs with a sonorous string sound. The four cellists are Nora Doyle, Patricia Ryan, Rosa Thompson-Vieira, and Julia Floberg.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Sunday, October 23, 2022 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) (CDT)
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