Twin Cities favorite Martin Zellar and his band The Hardways will hit The Turf July 20. Tickets are still available HERE
Raised down the road in Austin, MN Zellar packed his bags and moved to the Twin Cities in 1984. As a founding member of the Gear Daddies, the band rose to prominence a few years later. Rootsy songs like Stupid Boy and Zamboni garnered national notice and culminated with an appearance on David Letterman’s Late Night. After a pair of critically acclaimed albums, Martin departed GD’s on amicable terms to form his own project The Hardways.
Well known for his raspy worn-in voice and Neil Diamond tributes, it’s his keen eye for the everyday affairs of the common folk who populate his songs that sets him apart: “…writers, from Dylan to Springsteen, often tell us far more about the human condition by concentrating on life’s everyday moments. That’s the strength of Martin Zellar…”
Eight albums and countless miles bring us to today; a deep catalog and the road worn chops of a band that’s played together for years. This show promises to be one of those that brings out long time fans along with local musicians who wouldn’t miss the festivities.
Summer weekends. Great music. A first class venue. What’s not to like?