2nd Street Stage – Jillian Rae

July 25, 2024

Jillian Rae Band

July 25 – 2nd Street Stage 6-8 p.m.

Americana / Rock / Pop

Jillian Rae is a fiercely unique spirit – a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who cares more about making authentic music than about fitting into a tidy box. Raised on Minnesota’s Iron Range, Rae grew up playing in orchestras but fell in love early on with the traditional Scandinavian music she learned from her Finnish violin teacher. Equally influenced by her parents’ Jimi Hendrix record collection and polka music inherited from her grandparents, she quickly learned how to adapt a variety of music to the instrument – putting her own spin on rock, folk and classical music. Unsurprisingly, she studied music in college, then relocated to Minneapolis and formed her own band. She has become a commanding international presence, heading up her own critically acclaimed rock/pop band and creating powerful, genre-bending songs. She also performs regularly with her traditional folk band, Corpse Reviver, and has toured extensively, backing up Grammy-winning acts like The Okee Dokee Brothers. Band members are Jillian Rae, lead vocals, violin, guitar, keys; Eric Martin, guitar, backing vocals; Jimmy Osterholt, bass; and Christian Wheeler, drums, backing vocals. Major sponsors are R.D. Offutt Farms, TruStar Federal Credit Union and Monika’s Quilt and Yarn Shop. Enbridge is support sponsor. Band sponsor July 25 is Essentia Health. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by Northview Bank, and remember to bring your own chair.