David Huckfelt with Annie Humphrey
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20 – $25
Singer-songwriter and folk activist David Huckfelt of The Pines returns to the Sacred Heart altar stage as a solo artist, performing work from his latest album “Room Enough, Time Enough,” inspired by the Native American story.
Ojibwe musician and artist Annie Humphrey will open the concert.
“The phrase ‘Room Enough, Time Enough’ comes from a name the Navajo used to describe their ancestral homeland in northern Arizona and New Mexico, not far from where the record was made,” Huckfelt says. “It’s one of the most breathtaking and beautiful places in the country, where a person can hear themselves not-think, a place where every mesa and every rock is a god with a name and power. We are fortunate to even be allowed to pass through this land.”
“Room Enough, Time Enough” draws inspiration from such powerful protest records as Johnny Cash’s “Bitter Tears” and Floyd Red Crow Westerman’s “Custer Died For Your Sins”; records that open a trap door to a different version of America, and speak out against oppression while holding fast to beauty for beauty’s sake.
In a career on the road less traveled that has found him sharing stages with a staggering diversity of artists: from Mavis Staples & Emmylou Harris, to Bon Iver & Arcade Fire, and more recently an impressive array of Native American musicians including John Trudell, Quiltman, Keith Secola, and Annie Humphrey, Huckfelt wanted to build a new musical community for this collection of songs.
“I feel that with this record I’m just getting started offering what I want to offer, giving what I want to give. The line from “Better To See the Face” might say it all for me – “you just spend your love like you’re going out of style”, because we all are. Every time I work with someone I love and admire, I’m humbled just to be taking part in the conversation about the strong medicine that can heal America. “Room Enough, Time Enough” is the next step in that ceremony.”
Advance e-tickets available HERE beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 for $20. Paper tickets will be available at Globe News in Superior and Zenith Bookstore in West Duluth. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 while they last.