Nathan Hanson, saxophonist

  • MN Express Day one

    Yesterday, the MN Express kicked off our round-the-state tour. We made a surprise pop-up concert at the Hy-Vee Supermarket in Austin. We played our hearts out for the shoppers after we set up beside the "fruit" snack sale display. I think we ended up blocking access to the Pizza Ovens that were on sale for $29, but if anyone minded they kept it to themselves.

    We were well-received and completely ignored in our sort of non-sequitur concert venue. But overall we had a delightful time playing and meeting people. I think we may see some of them at our concert tonight in Austin (at Austin ArtWorks, at 7:30pm).

    We installed ourselves at a motel in Owatonna, rehearsed and had a rollicking time last night. Now we're back on the bus headed to Austin. Tomorrow we expect to make an appearance at the Farmer's market in Northfield, and at Gilby's orchard in Aitkin. Look for us!

    Here's what southernminn.com has to say about our Austin show. (Spoiler alert: It's a "Best Bet" for the weekend.)