Category: Music

Show at the Sheldon with Mike Arturi!

The New Standards
Davina & the Vagabonds
Monroe Crossing

With Special Guests
Mike Arturi and Tim Cheesebrow
Tony Cuchetti

Rediscover Minnesota’s beloved Sheldon, as you experience it like never before. Hang out, house party style, in all the newly renovated, out-of-the-way spaces you don’t normally see – the studio, green room, restroom lobby, and more – all filled with Minnesota music, local food and the promise of decades of cherished new memories to ahead. Special guests, The New Standards, who specialize in making the familiar new again, will christen the Sheldon’s new, third floor studio space. Additional artists, food, and fun to be announced.

It’s Free!

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CD Release Party Time!

CD Release party time! This one is going to be so very cool. I decided to go full-on nerd and schedule the show at Como Planetarium. It’s going to be so cool playing tunes while a star show is going on overhead! Don’t miss it. There are only 60 seats, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

This spectacular event pairs great singer/songwriter folk-rock music with the beauty and wonder of the cosmos. Celebrating the release of Tim Cheesebrow’s album, “Somebody, Somewhere,” songs from the album will be played along with a star show in the amazing Como Planetarium. This will be a night to remember!

This unique setting was chosen because in addition to being a musician, Tim is a cosmology enthusiast, and passionate educator. Como Planetarium is owned and operated by St. Paul Public Schools. He wanted to support the planetarium’s goals of educating and inspiring people to marvel at the universe. There will be an opportunity to learn more about their activities and Tim’s work in the schools.

Artist Bios:
Tim has been coined a “critically acclaimed Minnesota favorite” by Northfield News; Tim has captivated audiences for 20 years with his smooth, soulful vocals and fresh, percussive guitar work. He’s a true craftsman, his eclectic songwriting style across 4 full-length solo albums delivers a variety of memorable melodies and meaningful lyrics that keep listeners coming back for more.

Performing songwriter Matthew Griswold, made the transition ​from US Army Soldier to Professional Songwriter/Musician in 2008 and has been going full force ever since. After a short stint in Nashville and quickly securing a publishing deal with Universal Music, Matthew headed home to Minnesota and returned “for good” to his native land while he began to write and record songs for Film and TV projects.


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New Album!

Brad invited me back to Essential Sessions Studios to do a little acoustic project. We decided to record some tunes off of “Somebody, Somewhere” and a few new ones, but to skip all the fancy production and just make an unplugged album that’s more like a live show…just me and my guitar.
Most of the tunes are played with a slower groove and the whole album is nice and mellow.

We also played around with recording techniques, using vintage gear, recording to tape, manually configured echoes and reverbs using studio equipment instead of computer plugins. It’s raw, it’s simple, it’s as bare bones as you get.

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