Live Music | Dulono's Pizza (Minneapolis Location Only)

Mary DuShane & Nick Jordan, Friday, April 28th 8:00 PM @ Dulono's Pizza
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Mary DuShane was the fiddler for the original Powdermilk Biscuit Band on the Prairie Home Companion radio show. Since then she’s played old time, bluegrass, jug band, country rock, country swing and, most recently Cajun fiddle. She’s very happy these days to be working with Nick Jordan, who plays finger style and flat picking guitar and loves to sing vintage swing and a whole range of other vintage songs. Nick also plays mandolin on the Appalachian tunes and flute or whistle on the Irish tunes. It’s like the weather in Minnesota: ten minutes from now, the style may change but it’s all about good time music and fun.
Dick Nunneley Tribute, Friday April 29th, 8PM @ Dulono's Pizza
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm


This show features Chris Silver, Marty Marrone, Heath Loy, Tom Schaefer and David Tousley. Dick was an educator and an amazing bluegrass musician who frequented Dulono’s stage. He was one of The Mando Boys, based out of the Twin Cities, and had an infinite love for traditional bluegrass music. He tragically died 6 years ago from an accident in his home. This show is in honor of his friendship, leadership and legacy. Please join us in celebrating his life through music and stories.

Richard Smith and Jon Garon, Sunday April 30th, 7PM @ Dulono's Pizza
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
When Richard Smith picks up a guitar, it’s a treat for the ears and the eyes. Audiences watch in amazement, while his fingers dance over fretboard and strings, and listen in delight, as melody and groove fill the room. It’s a natural gift.Born in Beckenham, Kent in England in 1971, he started playing on a six-string at the age of 5 after hearing his father picking “Down South Blues” by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. When Richard asked “Dad, how do you do that?”, his father obliged, and Richard never looked back. Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, and eventually his hero, the “Godfather” of fingerstyle, Chet Atkins, invited Richard to share the stage with him at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, when he was only eleven years old.After studying the music of Atkins, Travis, and Jerry Reed, Richard soon graduated to classical guitar pieces, Gypsy jazz, poppin’ tele playing, bluegrass and bebop licks by listening to an array of recordings by the likes of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Doc Watson, Newgrass Revival, Albert Lee, Jorge Morel and countless other virtuoso musicians. With his brothers Rob and Sam he formed the Richard Smith Guitar Trio for about 8 years. Having married American cellist Julie Adams, he moved to Nashville in 2000. Since then, he has toured constantly around the US and Europe either solo, with his cellist wife, and with his swing band The Hot Club of Nashville.With 10 CD releases and two DVDs to his name, and concentrating mainly on a solo career, Richard is well-known for mixing it up and playing a wide range of musical styles using various techniques. Blues, Joplin Rags, Bach, Chopin, flatpicking fiddle tunes, Sousa Marches, fingerstyle jazz to straight Travis picking tunes make up his evolving repertoire. Nowadays, Richard balances his time between concertizing on the road and lending his ears and licks to other artists’ music, producing their records in his very own Tunesmith Studio.
 Jon Garon
Jon Garon is a highly accomplished guitarist with blazing finger picking speed, and still “plays out” regularly, including a memorable concert at the Norris Center in Cambier Park. There, he shared the stage with longtime picking partner Jack Lawrence, who played with Doc Watson for 30 years. Another musical collaborator, Clay Hess, and a third, Richard Smith, backs up renowned virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel.
Bernie King and The Guilty Pleasures Friday, May 12th, 8pm @ Dulono's Pizza
May 12 @ 8:00 pm


Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures came into being in early 2010 when they put together a group for a local jug band contest. The synergy between original members Bernie King, Julie King, Matt Smith, and John Kurtis Dehn was so natural and right that they decided to keep on making great music as a band. And that’s exactly what they did as witnessed by the release of two great albums, 2012’s Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures and 2014’s Pretty Little Gal.

The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Saturday, May 13th, 8PM @ Dulono's Pizza
May 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Middle Spunk Creek Boys have been a band since 1968. The group has performed countless number of shows across the mid-west including many performances at Dulono’s Pizza throughout those years. Dulono’s welcomes the band back to their stage!


Songwriters Circle Songwriter Showcase – 3rd Thursday Every Month @ 7pm @ Dulono's Pizza
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Songwriters Circle Presents

Songwriters Circle Songwriters Showcase
3rd Thursday At Dulono’s Pizza Minneapolis

Songwriters Showcase

The Famous Volcanoes, Friday May 19th, 8PM @ Dulono's Pizza
May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Joins us as The Famous Volcanoes ROCK the house again!

Timbre Junction, Saturday, May 20th 8pm @ Dulono's Pizza
May 20 @ 8:00 pm

Timbre Junction

As one of the Twin Cities hardest working acoustic acts, Timbre Junction has cemented a reputation for playing across a variety of musical styles and putting on a spirited show.  With their emphasis on skillful playing, tight arrangements and expressive vocals done “their way”, Timbre Junction pushes the envelope…this is not your everyday Minnesota bluegrass band.

While traditional bluegrass, country blues, cowboy and western swing anchor their repertoire, the band is far from predictable and can be tough to categorize.  What makes Timbre Junction different is their taking a song from any era or genre, and turning it on its head to make it their own.

Timbre Junction’s lineup has evolved since they formed in 1998.  Founded by Minnesota bluegrass stalwarts Mike Regouski and Karen Radford, the band rotated players for some years until settling upon the current crew which now includes distinguished Minnesota musician Amy Ferman (Fiddle/Mandolin) and Stan Chew (Guitar/Mandolin) who was last to join in the fall of 2013 after moving to the area from the east coast.


The New Distractions, Friday May 26th, 8PM @ Dulono's Pizza
May 26 @ 8:00 pm


The New Distractions are a Minneapolis quartet with electric & acoustic guitar, drums, keyboard, acoustic bass and vocals. Their eclectic playlist ranges from swingin’ blues and funky rock to American roots and alt-country. Vocal duties are shared and are a strong feature of this group of seasoned musicians who always bring great playing and enthusiasm to their shows. Their piano and guitar-driven playlist is delivered in a cohesive, creative show – at times rockin’, then singing soulful and sweet. Their monthly gig at the Midtown Global Market is a favorite with all ages. Join The New Distractions for a little bit of everything – from the Dead, Aretha, and Bonnie Raitt, to the Joneses: George, Norah and Rickie Lee.



Machinery Hill, Saturday, May 27th, 8PM @ Dulono's Pizza
May 27 @ 8:00 pm



This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style blends American folk with unexpected touches of ska, klezmer, celtic and a bit of rock & roll. If you look up “diverse” in the dictionary, it says “see Machinery Hill.” Catchy original songs with well-crafted lyrics are showcased along with striking interpretations of traditional tunes. They have performed along with such diverse acts as Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Frente, Phish, Black 47, Brave Combo, Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black and Queen Ida; and have headlined at The Great River Folk Festival, among others.
Machinery Hill is the 1996 winner of the Minnesota Music award for best world beat CD, the 1999 MMA winner for specialist recording and has been included in TPT’s series “MN. Original (episode #226.)