The Listening Room and Happy Productions proudly announces an evening of music with Barbaro and MoeDeLL to celebrate the release of MoeDeLL’s album, Ain’t That Something, and Barbaro’s upcoming album, Under the Covers and you’re invited!
This fantastic double header of great music includes a full set of each artist and a ‘meeting of the musicians finale’!
Please join us at The Listening Room in Braham, Minnesota for a chance to see Barbaro and MoeDeLL perform in our safe, intimate venue, as we welcome back live music and the spring weather. Come on out folks!
Americana, singer-songwriter, MoeDeLL is set to release
his latest album 'Ain't That Something' on 5.21.2021
MoeDeLL’s new single track, Cold Side of the Pillow is out now!
Cold Side of the Pillow is the second single track from the forthcoming album, Ain’t That Something headed your way on May 21, 2021.
Ain’t That Something is a special collection of songs written during this past year of the pandemic.
The song, Cold Side of the Pillow started off with me waking up after only sleeping two hours, one hot summer night. Throwing the covers off, tossing and turning, I had to get up because the opening lyrics started flowing, so I was writing the song at 5:00 AM, with my eyes half closed… As the lyrics progressed, I realized that it was a song about becoming a good person and doing good no matter what life throws at you. Always looking for a way to better yourself. Always looking for the ‘cold side of the pillow’.
You can also download, purchase, and listen to the debut single, Hummin’ Along, from the album Ain’t That Something, which some of you may know already. Released early last year, before we all knew how 2020 would shake down – I couldn’t let that song and its message just stand alone.
Barbaro's musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending traditional music into a style that is all their own.
The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz and chamber music.
“Barbaro budge beyond the bounds of bluegrass.” –The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
“Dressed in Roses provides a bountiful bouquet and a remarkably rich one at that. Make no mistake — it’s just that good.” –Bluegrass Today
“Barbaro is a unique blend of original, crafty songwriting that makes them an odds-on favorite for a breakout year.” –Music in Minnesota
“The Winona, Minneapolis rooted neo-bluegrass quartet homes in on its own unique brand of rootsy acoustic music on its new album, “Dressed in Roses,” which is dressed in elegant yet understated violin and banjo parts alongside singer / guitarist Kyle Shelstad’s Mumford-meets-Paul Simon type of songwriting.” –Star Tribune
“Characterized by their minimal, acoustic setup, Barbaro is an integral part of Minneapolis’ up-and-coming folk / old-time scene. Fusing bluegrass, jazz and chamber music, Barbaro’s sound is representative of the American folk identity.” –Music Mecca Magazine
“When I listen to Barbaro I find myself leaning in to the sound… trying to figure out where this unique blend came from, and where it’s going next!” –Mike Pengra, Minnesota Public Radio, Radio Heartland
“On Minneapolis-based Barbaro’s forthcoming debut album… sonic journeys unravel in unexpected ways.” –Shepherd Express
“2018 was a year of acceleration for Barbaro as a band, and they don’t have plans to slow down any time soon.” –Minnesota Bluegrass Magazine
Fast Rising Minnesota newgrassers… features fleet-fingered playing (expected) and also a gift for dynamics and restraint (not always a bluegrass hallmark).” –Isthmus
Barbaro use a traditional bluegrass stage to create new tunes that blend newgrass, country and jazz styles.” –Wisconsin Public Radio