Heartbreak Warfare - The Music Of John Mayer

Heartbreak Warfare - The Music Of John Mayer

Sat · October 6, 2018

7:30 pm

$25.00 - $30.00

Off Sale

You could argue John Mayer single handedly is responsible for not only a resurgence in singer/songwriters but a whole new generation of guitar players. With 19 Grammy nominations and a string of hits dating back over 15 years this modern day “Guitar God’s” impact is undeniable. Come celebrate his music with a line up of some of the Twin Cities most celebrated artists, featuring Max Krauth and Preston Gunderson.

Max Krauth – Guitar/Vox
Preston Gunderson – Guitar/Vox
Aaron Ollswang – Guitar
Cate Fierro – Vox
Aaron Wiener – Trumpet
Danny Kusz – Sax
Brad Swagger – Drums
Joe Peterson – Keys
Chad Whittaker – Bass

Max Krauth
Max Krauth
Max Krauth has been a staple of the Minneapolis music seen for 20 years. Whether it’s leading the charge with his original band “Max J”, playing lead guitar and singing with Twin Cities legends including Mick Sterling and Tim Mahoney, sharing the stage with greats like Max Weinberg, selling out theaters with various tribute acts or playing solo at intimate coffee shops, Max always entertains! With the versatility to play along with whatever is thrown his direction and his love of spontaneity no two Max shows are ever the same!
Preston Gunderson
Preston Gunderson
Preston Gunderson is a singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis, MN. With his powerful voice, and catchy melodies, Gunderson's songs have been bringing in listeners of all ages and capturing major attention.

Originally hailing from Virginia, MN, or better known as the "Iron Range" Preston made the move to better pursue his passion and career of music. He has since been playing hundreds of shows each year, and performing for thousands annually.

While still in college in Duluth, MN, Preston's full length album "While I was Gone" cracked the top #200 on the iTunes pop charts. Roughly a year later, his sophomore record "The Recluse - EP" peaked at #25 in the world on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts, just behind The Civil Wars, and ahead of legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. He also had a stint as a casting finalist on NBC's "The Voice" and more recently Fox's "American Idol." He recently released his 2nd full length album, "Getting Good at Starting Over," due to an incredible Kickstarter campaign, made possible with the love and support of his friends, family, and fans. The record was completed at the famous studio in Northeast Minneapolis, The Terrarium.

Preston has since toured in the Midwest, and overseas (2011) making a name for himself. Opening up for acts such as Brandie Carlile, The Guess Who, Jeremy Messersmith, Trampled by Turtles, Nicholas David, Live, and Everclear.
Cate Fierro
Cate Fierro
Cate Fierro has one of the strongest voices to hit the Twin Cities music scene. She is one of the lead singers in THE IRRESISTIBLES, a soul R&B Band led by legendary and award winning frontman, Mick Sterling also performing in MICK STERLING & HIS BAND and enjoys their newest project, A Band Called SOUL. She has her own band, THE CATE FIERRO BAND and performs acoustically with Joshua Stigen.

Cate has also begun her own tribute show STRONGER THAN PRIDE ~ the passionate songs of SADE ! It’s a sexy, passionate show and performance. Be sure to catch it in the coming months.

Fierro released her first solo album in August of 2014 called Legacy. It is a timeless collection of old and new soul / rock with originals and covers worthy of covering. This was a special project to Cate and most of all, her daughters are also featured on a track. Truly an amazing Legacy in the making.

Cate is currently performing in other tribute shows: ELTONSONGS the early songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, BEAUTIFUL VISION a tribute to Van Morrison, FEELIN’ ALRIGHT the works of Joe Cocker, E STREET SHUFFLE DETROIT MUSCLE the crucial songs of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger, MEMPHIS & THE MEANTIMES showcasing the beautiful songs from the Grand Ol Oprey and Sun Records, and REASON TO BELIEVE - A NIGHT OF ROD STEWART .

Fierro and Sterling have also teamed up with Ben Utecht to create one of Minnesota’s most beautiful Christmas shows of all time: AN ANDY WILLIAMS & BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS sharing the songs of their most famous Christmas albums featuring a 19 piece band complete with string and horn sections and with stunning line up of singers: Mary Jane Alm, Aimée Lee, Shalo Lee and Lisi Wright. They performed 2 shows in the debut year, 2015, and now, in 2017, an amazing 17 shows! This is surely a show for the whole family not to be missed!

Cate has also performed with fantastic groups such as GARY D. & THE FABULOUS ARMADILLOS, recorded on 10 projects ~ featured on 5 of them. She was honored to be a part of the first Twin Cities Christmas sampler, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ~ A MINNESOTA CHRISTMAS in 2009 singing “Mary Did You Know” and in 2010 singing “It’s Christmas, Please Come Home” with her sweet girls singing the back ground vocals. Cate is a proud Mom to 3 beautiful, funny and very talented young ladies that love to see their Momma on stage but love it more when they perform with her. Cate does marketing for all of the groups she currently is performing in as well as being a strong supporter of The 30-Days Foundation that since it’s inception, has helped over 70,000 Minnesota individuals and families, a cause dear to her heart. In 2012, The 30-Days Foundation held their Bowling Ball Gala in which she recorded one of her newest original songs, “Now’s The Time”. Whether it is singing to her daughters, filled auditoriums or an intimate club setting, Cate provides a soulful vibe with a charming and inviting stage presence.
Danny Kusz
Danny Kusz
Award-winning, chart-topping Minneapolis-based saxophonist Danny Kusz was named the hippest jazz cat by Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine back in 2007 for a reason. His energetic and passionate performances, innovative blend of genres, explosive and soulful tone, one-of-a-kind pink inspired brand/style and zest for life truly earns him this title. Danny has carefully crafted a masterful combination of Prince, The Minneapolis sound and David Sanborn into a truly unique sound which is instantly recognizable and has captured the attention of fans and industry professionals across the globe. He has shared the stage with some of music’s biggest names such as Robert Randolph, Stokley Williams, Jellybean Johnson, Bobby Lyle, Anthony David, Joey DeFrancesco, Lindsey Webster, Paul Peterson and has opened for Harvey Mason, Stanley Jordan and Morris Day & The Time.

Danny is a rising star and has quickly captured the attention of fans, promoters and media in the entire contemporary jazz market. DeepPocketsJazz.com said, “Shall we just call 2017 the year of Danny Kusz? Quite possibly. This cat has been bubbling just under the mainstream and seems to be ready to explode.” And Smoothjazz.com says “Danny is rejuvenating smooth jazz.” Danny is doing just that. Many artists and industry professionals have also called him the next generation David Sanborn. With Danny’s talent, confidence and business acumen, he is surely to be the next star in jazz.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432