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Mean Larry: Songs from the Catalog, Christmas, and Leonard Cohen

  • Black Dog Cafe 308 East Prince Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Mean Larry, a product of Duluth was banned from there in 1989. He spent the 90's playing St Paul coffee houses; Day By Day, Bad Habit Café and Copernicus to name a few. While never really gaining traction he was consistently seeking fresh outlets, a stint with JC Superstar singing the part of Caiaphas, led to the formation of 'Chelsea Hotel: a tribute to Leonard Cohen,' which performed at First Avenue nightclub downtown Minneapolis.

Mean Larry also collaborated with Nautilus Music Theater, taking part in their composer/librettist studio, which led to the Nautilus folks performing Mean Larry songs as part of their Rough Cut series. The Minnesota Dance Theater performs a Mean Larry song in their legendary Rumblings performances. For more than 15 years Mean Larry curated Freight Sessions, live musical performances in the Thorp Building freight elevator in Northeast Minneapolis.

Mean Larry developed a world view in which not everything is rosy, and while his darker material might not generate hit singles this singer-songwriter does acknowledge he is an acquired taste.

Join Mean Larry at the Black Dog in Lowertown Saint Paul as he wanders through his catalog pulling out a chestnut or two, throw in a Christmas song and some guilty pleasure covers, plus expect to hear plenty of Leonard Cohen as well.

Earlier Event: December 27
Charlie Lincoln Quartet
Later Event: December 29
Will Schmid Quartet