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Michael Perry and the Long Beds Return to ICEHOUSE MPLS

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live! Sunday June 23, 2024.

Michael Perry and the Long Beds return to Minneapolis.

Full band show at ICEHOUSE MPLS.

Backed by a band named after his 1951 International Harvester pickup truck, Michael Perry returns to the Icehouse. The set list runs from roughneck ballads to freight train rockers. “I look like a logger, but feel things like a poet,” says Perry, chuckling. “The Long Beds give me a way to sort it out in song.” Like his bestselling books, Perry’s songs draw on his blue collar roots but are threaded with unexpectedly poignant heartstring strands. The show is propelled by a band of veteran hands. “They carry me along, dead solid and straight,” says Perry. “And I love the part where I step back and turn ’em loose.” Lead guitarist Mary Cutrufello cut her Telecaster teeth in the Texas roadhouse scene. Ben Lester’s pedal steel cuts clear through to the heavens. Drummer Dave Power is the pistons and the tick-tick of the highway. And that’s just one side of the stage. “We’re all friends up here, and it shows,” says Perry. “We’re happy to be here.”

Long Beds fans have also grown to love “story time,” those between-song moments when Perry riffs into one of the hilarious off-the-cuff tales from his background as a Wisconsin farm kid turned cowboy turned nurse turned best selling author and humorist (as featured on the recent PBS special Michael Perry: On the Road).

When he’s not writing songs, Perry is writing books. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including: Population 485, Truck, The Scavengers, and Forty Acres Deep.

Doors open at 5PM. The show starts at 7PM. That gives you a couple hours to enjoy a tasty meal from the kitchen at  ICEHOUSE MPLS (menu here).


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2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404


June 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Icehouse MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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