Rue & Sabien

House Concert, TBA, Minneapolis, MN

About the Performance A Rue/Sabien performance is an ad lib, rapid-fire affair, riddled with a melodic cascade of personal favorites peppered with musical ideas (occasionally interrupted by an errant thought: they sometimes feel the need to explain the process), duologues on inspiration (and what does not inspire), oblique social commentary, and comic highs and lows (when good things happen to bad people), all thoroughly plumbed from the musical depths of piano, guitar, violin, mando and voices that soar, growl and bubble within a sardonic Robin Williams/Noel Coward sense of humor. Influenced by nearly anything and everything musical. Buckle up!~Charles Bunbury

Buddy Holly: OH BOY!

History Theater, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN

Gary Rue (Music Director for Gene ("Town Without Pity" Pitney 1986-2006, is proud to present some of the original cast members from History Theatre’s IVEY-Award-winning production of “Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story”, with Nicholas Freeman reprising his role as crooner-in-chief of Buddy's hits.

The performance features a red-hot Nicholas Freeman-led quartet serving up all the Holly hits: That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Rave On, Maybe Baby, Not Fade Away, Heartbeat, Everyday, Words of Love and of course, OH BOY!. Cricket approved!

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again. The seven members of Lush Country are longtime Twin Cities headliners and Prairie Home Companion veterans: (from left) Joe Savage, Richard Kriehn, Peter Johnson, Gary Raynor, Gary Rue, Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard.