Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Adam Kiesling / Scott Keever Double Album Release, Nov 30

Music starts at 7:30pm. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door.


It promises to be a fantastic night of music with these two acoustic musicians, Adam Kiesling and Scott Keever, both celebrating the release of their latest albums.

Adam Kiesling started playing bass as a freshman in high school and would hit as many of the local bluegrass jams in southeastern Wisconsin as he could. After moving to Minneapolis in the early 90s, he started playing guitar and soon fell under the sway of musicians like Norman Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, and the Reverend Gary Davis. In 2002 Adam joined the Twin Cities-based clogging group, The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, as their guitar player, and really started playing old-time string band music in earnest. Adam also spent some time as the bass player for Pert Near Sandstone, a high energy string band based in Minneapolis, and traveled around the U.S. with them, playing at many festivals and clubs. His new CD, simply titled "BNJO & GTR," was recorded at Dakota Dave Hull's Arabica Studio in Minneapolis, and includes solo arrangements of some of Adam's favorite old-time tunes and songs, as played on the guitar and banjo.

Scott Keever is a solo acoustic guitarist who specializes in Celtic and American folks styles while blending classical, jazz and world elements into his music. Scott is widely known for his collaborations on such projects as The Sweet Colleens, Orkestar Bez Ime (OBI), the Michael Matheny album, and Funks Grove, as well as his theater work, including Brave New Workshop, Plymouth Playhouse, and Flying Foot Forum. Scott's newest album "Solo Guitar Vol. 1" focuses on his original solo compositions and showcases his wide range of styles. Produced by Raymond Yates, it includes his work in open tunings, and on both nylon and steel string guitars.