Folk, Gospel, country, blues, children's songs
I’m a German-born Minneapolis songwriter, musician, and autoharpist who’s lived in the Twin Cities for 45 years. I sing & play a wide range of instruments, including autoharp, guitar, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle & piano. I’ve also taught harmonica and autoharp classes at Southwest Community School for 25 years, and have recorded 7 CDs of original songs. In 1993, I won the Bob Dylan Soundalike Contest at the 400 Bar in MPLS.
I will be doing 2 CD release concerts with my friend Mary Parker at (1) Walker United Methodist Church (3104 16th Ave So/ MPLS) on Friday April 26 at 7 p.m., and (2) a second CD release concert at Selam Coffeeshop on the corner of Minnehaha and 39th Street (MPLS) on Friday May 10 at 7 p.m. My new CD — Eerodynamic! – is dedicated to Mary’s grandson Eero Mackinen, and contains 14 original children’s songs.