Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of clarinetist Tony Balluff and sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions.”
Della Mae has a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. The songs on The Butcher Shoppe EP (released March 1, 2019) are all “fan favorites”. Della Mae invited original Della Mae guitarist Avril Smith, legendary banjo player Alison Brown, and rising star guitarist Molly Tuttle to join them in the studio.