Pelican RailRoad’s Independance Day Dances July 1st & 2nd

•June 29, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We will be putting on two Independance Day Dance shows this Wednesday July 1st at the Backyard BBQ 8:30pm-12:30 & Thursday July 2nd at Jammers in the Blue Note Ballroom 9pm-12:00. Both Dances will feature a mix of Country, Rock, Blues & Bluegrass. Happy Holiday!

All the Best,

Drew

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CD giveaway

•June 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Pelican RailRoad will be giving away free CD’s to all who sign up for our mailing list TONIGHT at the Backyard BBQ 8:30-12:30 downtown Bemidji. Come on down and dance and go home with some new music.

All the Best,

Mid-Week ExpressDrew

Pelican RailRoad at Grad / House warming Party

•June 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The band is looking forward to playing Karissa Korbel’s Graduation party in the heart of the North Woods on Saturday. The party is a two in one celebration in conjunction with her Moms house warming. We had the privelidge of playing in Karissa’s senior recital for a couple of numbers this Spring and expect to give an encore performance this weekend as well. Go support some working musicians this week if you can.

All the Best,

Drew

A Bemidji First?

•June 15, 2009 • 2 Comments

Pelican RailRoad with four guest blues harpist

Saturday started with rain but five minutes before I arrived at the gig the clouds parted and the sun shown brightly for the remainder of a wonderful day of outdoor live music. We were down at Slim’s Bar & Grill for the 9th annual Bike Rally. There were loads of awesome bikes on hand and some really sweet rides took the trophys. Pelican RR was having a great time that included a highlite that we believe may be a Bemidji First. We had four blues harp players in the crowd three of which had shared the stage with us before and one first timer with the RaiRoad. The song was Got My Mojo Working and the Harpists were Rick Hoff, Michael Bibeau, Paul Sheppard & Richard Moline. It was an incredible sound that followed! The mix was referred to as a cross between multiple trains approaching and a marching bagpipe band. All this couched in a ripping twelve bar blues in A that would have raised of few old blues legends from thier graves. Thankfully everyone had the appropriate harp in there pocket. As each harpist took a solo (two each) the song changed character a bit with the soloists adding there very distinctive take on the effort and then swinging back to the band for rousing choruses and then finally everyone altogether for the big finish. The moment was as long as it was impressive and all ten of us on stage at the end just kind of stood there in amazement at what had just taken place. Thanks to the harpists and to all the members of the band for an outstanding show.

Peace,

Drew

Pelican RailRoad with four guest blues harpist

Live Music Outdoors!

•June 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

It has been another busy week for Pelican RailRoad. Wednesday at the Backyard BBQ was a pleasure with a good crowd and a couple of guest artists. Thursday at Jammers Nite Club we were treated to a set by Rockhouse (local band) and sat in with them on a few tunes. Saturday we will be playing OUTDOORS! at Slim’s Bar & Grill for the 9th annual Bike Rally from 3pm-6pm. Also on Saturday Drew & Aaron will be closing the night out with an Acoustic Show of Original and Traditional Blues, Roots and Americana at Brigid’s Cross from 9pm-1am. Summer is here and the Live Music is blooming.

All the Best,

Drew

Pelican RailRoad / Sculpture Walk / Irish Pub

•May 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We have a busy one ahead of us today with the Bemidji Sculpture Walk Artists Reception taking place in the basement of the Masonic Temple from 5-7pm and then we modulate over to Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub for a night merriment from 9pm-1am. We will be mixing up our acoustic sets with our dance sets and I anticipate a fully rounded something for everyone experience.

Cover your plants and come stay warm with us! 🙂

All the Best,

Drew

Brigid’s Cross & Acoustic Originals

•May 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I will be playing with Aaron Tank tonight featuring an original mix of Acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana. We are at Brigid’s Cross and the show starts at 9pm.