Lake Street Dive at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:00 pm, Lake Street Dive at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Reserved Seating show. Doors open at 7:00pm. For Hotel Reservations and more info please visit: www.montbleuresort.com or by calling 775-588-3515. TicketMaster.com
Lake Street Dive is a multi-genre band that was founded in 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts. The band consists of Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike "McDuck" Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), and Mike Calabrese (drums). They met while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band was named after a street with many dive bars in Olson's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band tours in both North America and Europe from their base in Brooklyn.
The initial idea in 2004 was for the group to create a 'free country band' — as in country music, played free. This concept was abandoned in favor of something that "actually sounded good", according to Mike Olson.
The band recorded a song written by Bridget Kearney which was submitted to the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. As a result, Kearney won the Jazz category in 2005. With the cash and 1000 CDs award, Lake Street Dive recorded their debut CD in 2006, in this episode.... They did another self-release called Promises, Promises. The video filmed live at the Lizard Lounge in 2010 and released in 2011 set the stage for their "Lake Street Dive" album.
In the early years, Lake Street Dive juggled their tours with other commitments. Between their first brief performance in a Des Moines Iowa rock club in 2007 and their May 2011 appearance at The Berkeley Cafe in Raleigh North Carolina, they performed around 100 times in 24 states. In September and October 2011 they traveled to 13 states and played in 22 venues.