Freewheelin' 1st Friday with Javier & The Innocent Sons plus Cooker John & Friends

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 7:00pm


Join Jackson Buck, host of KFAI's Freewheelin', for the September installment of the monthly Freewheelin' 1st Friday Series at Harriet Brewing.  This month features Cooker John with Ben Kaplan and Nick Salisbury at 7:00; followed by Javier & The Innocent Sons at 9:00. This is a FREE show.

Javier & The Innocent Sons: 9pm
Javier & the Innocent Sons: This potent roots music trio from Minneapolis play timeless barrel housing music — with echoes from Appalachian dance parties and Delta fish fries, but projected from the contemporary perspective of songwriter Javier Matos. Their new album is Lost in Loretto.” 

Joining Javier are Twin Cities stalwarts Dan Schwalbe (Mojo Buford, Blues Deluxe, Lynwood Slim, Sonny Rogers, Joel Johnson Band, Cool Disposition) on guitar the rhythm section of Grant Wibben on upright bass and Dave Larson (Lynwood Slim, RJ Mischo, Blues Kings) on drums.

“Every so often a guitar player comes out of nowhere to knock you off your feet….Javier Matos is such a player.  He can play bottleneck slide blues like he was born with a National guitar in his hands.  He had a confident solid vocal talent to boot, packing a solid punch behind his fierce guitar attack.” Tim SheridanAll Music Guide


Cooker John with Ben Kaplan and Nick Salisbury: 7pm
Cooker John has opened for John Hartford, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chuck Berry and The Living Spoonful. His album Larry’s Road Trip, his first, which came out in 1995, won the Minnesota Music Award for Best New Folk Artist. Grocery Store and several other CDs followed, including Life Down Here, School of Life, Alive and Alone, Live at Dunn Bros., and his most recent, Settle For You.

John Sagner, known as Cooker John, has been playing original and traditional folk, blues and rhythm and blues for the past forty years. A Cooker John show includes plenty of traditional fingerpicking and slide guitar, along with John’s original material and covers of tunes by JJ. Cale, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry.

Harriet Brewing is located at 3036 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis.  This is a FREE show.