Steam Machine Concert


Steam Machine Concert & Jam
May 25, 2023 | 7:00pm Concert followed by Jam

Advance ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. 

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Steam Machine Concert& Jam
Thursday, May 25

Doors open at 6:30pm; concert starts at 7:00pm. Jam with the band after the concert!

Advance ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be for sale at the door for $20. 

Originally formed in Minneapolis in 2017, Steam Machine brought to the national stage a Midwest influenced string band aesthetic that didn’t draw such hard lines between bluegrass and old time music. Combining smooth, powerful fiddling with rolling three finger banjo and front-of-the-beat rhythm backup, the resulting sound was “bright and fresh,” commanding, and “suspiciously entertaining.” Fronted by award winning, in-demand Minneapolis fiddler AJ Srubas and Twin Cities old time music/dance instigator Rina Rossi, with the support of other gifted musicians, “Steam Machine is a stout example of the vitality of fiddle music up north these days” (Old Time Herald).

While not purists, Steam Machine does listen closely to the “old stuff” and strives to capture the essence of what makes these tunes and songs special, as they hear it. The project continues to be an evolving vehicle for playing music they love and honoring the brilliance left behind by old time heroes like Lyman Enloe, Cyril Stinnett, and more. Equally comfortable playing for an old time/bluegrass loving crowd or listeners that are brand new to these sounds, Steam Machine aspires to keep Midwest-style old time music alive and well wherever they’re found. In addition to performing, band members are actively involved in perpetuating roots music and dance traditions as players, teachers, and organizers in their home communities and beyond.

Steam Machine will perform a concert at 7:00pm and will lead a jam afterwards. Bring instruments to jam with the band!

Folklore Village thanks WORT 89.9 FM for sponsoring this event.