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Rescheduled from October, Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners will perform a live stream concert at 7 pm Saturday Nov. 21 on the beautiful Sacred Heart Music Center altar stage.
To watch, tune in to the Sacred Heart YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/Sacredheartmusiccenterduluth
Breanne Marie broke into the Minnesota music scene as a solo performer with an acoustic guitar and a repertoire of country covers and originals. Her 2013 debut album “Six Strings of Peace and Sanity” was a collection of sweet and deeply personal songs she wrote following her father’s suicide and her brother’s death in a car accident. The success of the album set the stage for the formation of her full-blown backing band The Front Porch Sinners.
The group came together for Breanne Marie’s sophomore effort. The “Timothy John” EP was a journey of pain and healing, dedicated to her brother. In 2017, building on Breanne Marie’s sentimental storytelling style, the band released “Wildflowers & Tumbleweeds.” The 12 tracks range from ballads and lullabies to foot-stompers sure to shake things up at any roadhouse and rattle the stakes of festival tents across the heartland. With no time to waste, the band was back in the studio the following year in Nashville to record “Salt in the Snow”. This 5 track EP with upbeat tunes like “North Moon” and the title track will help you survive, and thrive in, a long Minnesota winter.
The Front Porch Sinners consists of Evan Tepler on guitar; Johnny Peterson on pedal steel and mandolin; Kyle Gondik-Anderson on bass; John LaMar on drums; and Kailyn Spencer on fiddle. The group plays “Great Lakes country music” which is an alt-country sound using classic country instruments mixed with lyrics that speak to the hard times and natural beauty of rust belt communities like Duluth, MN.
The band is back in the studio in 2020 to record a full length album titled “Juniper”. The new music is Breanne’s most introspective songwriting yet. She worked with Twin Cities based Vicky Emerson for pre-production and will work with Rich Mattson of Sparta Sound for Engineering. Guest musicians Matt Leibfried and Matt Sjelin will bring trumpet and piano to the kaleidoscope of sounds. Expected release Summer 2020.