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Guest List Series feat. Dickie, Glen Alfred & Nikki Lunden - Sponsored by Believe in the Cure + River Heights Consulting

Saturday, September 07, 2019 8:00 PM
Redstone Room
Free Admission

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Opening Act: Nikki Lunden
Age Restriction: All Ages
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Genre: Singer/songwriter

Title Sponsor – Believe in the Cure
Supporting Sponsor – Franke Hurtte & River Heights Consulting
This season’s Guest List shows are supported by a grant from the Regional Development Authority

About Believe in the Cure:

The Ovarian Cancer Program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has teams with expertise in clinical, laboratory, and population-based research made possible in part by the support of donors through charitable giving. 
In order to make it to clinical trials, research is conducted to explore new avenues of treatment through studying the effects of ovarian cancer in mice. Through your generous donation, you will be aiding us in our mission to better detect and combat ovarian cancer.

2015 self-titled release was a moody testimonial of singer-songwriter Dick Prall. Prall took a succession of personal losses and nestled them inside a beautifully-layered soundtrack that found Dickie on the top of several “Best of” lists that year. 2019 finds Prall in a nostalgic headspace, partnering with talented drummer/multi-instrumentalist Billy Barton to produce a stripped-back mix of reflective and pulsating sing-alongs in the latest release, Minus Thieves.

Though the common thread of Prall’s past work has shown a penchant for liberal production by including lush string arrangements, clever countermelodies, and impeccably stacked harmonies, Minus Thieves is a practice in restraint led by producers Pat Sansone (Wilco) and Joshua Shapera. The simplified effort was performed at The Magic Barn, a studio outside of the small town of Solon, Iowa, which houses the gear of NYC’s now-defunct The Magic Shop where many iconic artists such as David Bowie, Blondie, and The Ramones have recorded. Sansone and Shapera reached back even further into the archives of recording history by applying a formula of straightforward guitars of all sonic sizes -- played by both Prall and Barton -- and fusing them seamlessly with Barton’s tight rhythms and Prall’s continuous knack for infectious melody. The minimal production of Minus Thieves welcomes you to happily ingest the most important parts of any pop-tinged record.

The new album impeccably complements the collaboration of Prall and Barton through Sansone’s and Shapera’s modest approach to making their record, proving a welcome transformation from Dickie’s lush debut to the hook-laden simplicity of Minus Thieves.  

Glen Alfred
Warm vocal delivery and earthy, acoustic songwriting, Glen draws inspiration from '70s folk/rock artists like Van Morrison, Dan Fogelberg to more contemporaries of Damian Rice, David Gray and The National.


*Seating Disclaimer*

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis:

  • General Admission Tables: A number of tables are available when doors open. First come first serve.  
  • Disability: If you require handicap accessible seating, you will need to purchase your General Admission ticket first, and then call the box office to reserve up to 2 seats. Tables must be purchased separately.