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SMA and The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Present

Paul Metsa in Celebration of “Alphabet Jazz”

The Music & Storyteller Sessions

Saturday, March 25
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
SMA and The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis present the return of The Music & Storyteller Sessions Series to the Twin Cities, offering fans a rich live event experience with some of today’s most prolific voices in music and literature. Don’t miss the second show in the series this Spring – Paul Metsa in celebration of his book Alphabet Jazz: Poetry, Prose, Stories, and Songs on Saturday, March 25 at The Woman’s Club!
 
This specific show will be two parts. In the first set, Paul will be joined in conversation with music journalist Andrea Swensson, who will also moderate questions from the audience. In the second set, Paul will play solo and will also be joined by his longtime musical compatriots Sonny Earl and Mari Harris.
 
TICKETS ARE ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 10AM!
 
VIP Package: VIP ticket includes premier seating on the Orchestra (Main Floor) Level, reserved parking for one vehicle, early entry to pre-show social hour in The Lounge at 5:30, and one complimentary drink ticket.

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About Paul Metsa
Paul Metsa is a legendary musician and has been called “the other great folk singer from Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range.” He has played over 5,000 professional gigs, has won eight MN Music Awards, released 12 original recording projects, played at and produced hundreds of benefits and hosts a weekly radio and television show. He is currently celebrating his new book, Alphabet Jazz: Poetry, Prose, Stories and Songs; it is a collection of work that was written between 1984-2022. He describes it as “my valentine to the city of Minneapolis, where over 40 years I found inspiration and friendship in every corner of town.” His autobiography, Blue Guitar Highway, will be re-released by University of Minnesota Press in paperback this Spring. Blood in the Tracks: The Minnesota Musicians Behind Dylan’s Masterpiece, which he co-wrote with Rich Shefchik, will also be released by University of Minnesota Press this Spring.

About Andrea Swensson
Andrea Swensson is an author, podcast host and music journalist based in Minneapolis. She is currently a Senior Researcher and Producer for The Prince Estate and hosts the Official Prince Podcast. She has contributed music journalism to numerous publications including NPR Music, Pitchfork, The Minneapolis Star TribuneCity Pages and The Current, where she previously hosted The Local Show. Her first book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, was released in October 2017 by the University of Minnesota Press and was honored with a Minnesota Book Award in Minnesota Nonfiction.

About The Music and Storyteller Sessions
Sue McLean & Associates and The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis present The Music & Storyteller Sessions, offering fans a rich live event experience with some of today’s most prolific voices in music and literature. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to hear the inside stories and inspiring events that have shaped the creative journeys of some of their favorite established and emerging artists.

Don’t miss an incredible night of music in a one-of-a-kind Minneapolis venue!

FULL PERFORMANCE LISTING

  • Sunday, March 12
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 25
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 01
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 14
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm