Submitted by Jeffrey Jones
David Huckfelt, singer-songwriter, activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines, performs Friday, May 26 at The PARK Center, 15791 U.S. Highway 63, downtown Hayward. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. Showtime is 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.WOJB.org. More information at www.TheParkCenter.com.
Tickets are also available at Out Of The Woods Winery in Hayward, Redbery Books in Cable, and The Whistle Punk Craft Beer & Coffee Bar in Stone Lake. Admission is $25 the day of the show.
An Iowa native and former theology student, Huckfelt attended the Iowa Writers Workshop before turning his attention to songwriting and performing. Huckfelt’s performances have earned him a devoted following from small-town opera houses and theaters, to national festival stages like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the Edmonton and Calgary Folk Fests, and the legendary First Avenue mainroom in Minneapolis. He has shared stages with Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Bon Iver, Calexico, Trampled By Turtles and more.
With roots in the same fertile Midwestern soil that produced legendary folk singers like John Prine and Greg Brown, David's new solo work preserves a rugged optimism that blasts through layers of dark in real time with songs that speak volumes, soft and clear.
An early encounter and collaboration with Native American poet John Trudell introduced Huckfelt as friend and partner to an array of Indigenous artists and activists including Winona LaDuke, Louise Erdrich, Keith Secola, Quiltman and Annie Humphrey, working for climate justice and tribal sovereignty under the banner of music and resistance.
American Songwriter magazine characterizes Huckfelt's work as, "a bold environmental battle cry...The lyrical poetry of the album also carries the sound higher through its overarching theme of perseverance and preservation."
More artist information and social media links can be found at www.DavidHuckfelt.com.