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Beacon James

Rank #11 US Minneapolis, MN Folk / Alternative / Folk Funk


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Sounds Like: Carole King, Dave Matthews Band, Sly & The Family Stone, The Swell Season Official, The Rescues

Bio: If the women who sang backup vocals for Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" started a bluegrass band but accidentally hired funk musicians, there's the realm of Beacon James.

Brought together by our mysterious and shy songwriter, Jameson the Elephant, Beacon James is a band dedicated to story t... See Full Bio

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“Dotted with nods to blue-eyed soul, gospel, folk and good natured rock n' roll, Beacon James has wowed audiences consistently while sharing stages with the likes of The Future Laureates, These United States, Bailiff, and Evergreen Grass Band among others. With ties to Chicago, Minneapolis and northwestern Wisconsin, the band shines both with peppy, crowd-moving jams ("Chief Richard Dane," "A Collection of American Short Stories") as well as swelling ballads. The mood of "If You Stay" is set immediately by Tierney's smoky tenor and, eventually, Urtel's lush strumming. Later, all voices hit the rafters in a stirring tale of abuse, love and redemption and its a moment that could give a skeleton goosebumps.”
—  Jim Hanke, Forest Bride PR
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That was a $1,500 mic.
Apr 10, 2012
And THAT was a $1,500 burp. - Tim [more]
the other beacons are just ...
Apr 3, 2012
but our time in the studio yesterday was super. excited for lp? --jmac [more]
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    Aug 1

    Saint Paul, MN, US | 5:00pm
    Midway Stadium
    Saint Paul, MN, US
    Fri Aug 01 5:00pm


    Beacon James performs at 5:30pm. We will be playing outside the stadium and then performing the National Anthem for y'all.

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