Brother Jon Band
Brother Jon is an independent band gigging, touring and writing music. The group hass played regularly in the Twi Citied metro area inculding a long-term residency at the legendary Whisket Junction. The band was recently voted Minnesota’s Best Blues by Famous Anchored by Jon Rabideaus, a gifted lyricist and guitarist, the band is supported by strong vocals and a smoking rhythm section composed of musicians coming from bands like Casablanca Orchestra, Tim Mahoney, Austin Healey and others. They are Currently supporting the recent release Open Jam, featuring the song. “Bobby’s Blues”, which is in regular retation on Billy Bluesman’s blues hour at TheKrushnation.com
I have had the opportunity to listen to what the band is offering, Jon Robideaux is a great lyric writer. I hope to work with him and really zero in on what he does best, Should be really great.
– Jonathan Akre, producer and former engineer at Paisley Park
With people not buying albums anymore and craving GOOD music, Mahogany Marie seeks to take on this market by storm. Mahogany has been writing and performing since the tender age of 11 and appreciates a wide range of genres. Not the type to be “Boxed in”, her leading mantra is…”If it is a risk being yourself..then that’s a risk worth taking”. Peace and many blessings to all that follow her on her journey to prove that you really CAN make all of your dreams come true.
Mahogany Marie was born and raised in Chicago, IL where at aged 8 she discovered her talent for writing. By age 11 she had written her first song and her teacher encouraged the young Mahogany to enter a school talent contest which she won 1st place. Still not quite convinced of her own emerging talent, it was not until in 6th grade, when her classmates encouraged her to volunteer to sing the song ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ on a field trip to see ‘The House of Blues’ did Mahogany realize that maybe what others were saying about her was actually true.
Currently she is working on her second EP that is due to be released in early 2017.
Stay tuned for some big releases coming from this talented artist and make sure to follow her on this personal music journey.
Leading up to his nomination and subsequent win of the 2016 Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant, EL.i.BE has shared the stage with Atmosphere, Brother Ali and Joelle Ortiz, among others, co-founded Cherry Sky Studios (a company that specializes in multi-media design, recording and live performances) and independently organized two five-city tours through the Midwest and West Coast. Having been a performing artist for ten years, EL.i.BE has been an integral part of several musical collectives in a pursuit of finding the best musical progression for his message.
- EL.i.BE is on the board of judges for the 2017 Artist Initiative grant and was nominated to be a spokesperson to increase awareness and diversity to the program
- Nominated for “Best Crew” Cherry Sky 2011 Minnesota Hip-Hop Awards
- Performed 1st Ave Main Stage that same year for the award show
- Performed on the KMOJ stage for both Open Street Minneapolis: West Broadway & Flow Northside Art Crawl
- EL.i.BE’s recent release “Memories” is in rotation on the Current 89.3
Inherently his own, EL.i.BE’s distinctive sound has now been channeled into his sovereign yet-to-be released project “Hoping Tomorrow Never Comes”; a seamless permutation of his native West African roots in tandem with harmonies from Minnesota and halfway around the world. How aptly this performance style fits EL.i.BE can only be fully realized by witnessing one of his energizing, symbiotic live performances.
Listening to the introspective lyrics and moving uncontrollably to the infectious beats, a realization will catch on to you: where you come from may not matter, but the community you build around yourself always will.
Fight hard for your dreams, and support one another is the message sent by EL.i.BE; wrapped in an experienced, crowd-owning, award-winning package you will not be able to refuse.