The posterboy for 80’s Twin City Rock makes an appearance at the Abbey Pub Tuesday evening to sing, chat about Jewish life, his kids and hopefully improvise some songs on the spot. How you spell sweetwheat? Sponosred by Nextbook.
Before Husker Du and The Replacements made Minneapolis synonymous with 80’s rock, singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman was fronting the New Wave quintet Sussman Lawrence. But after the death of his father, Himmelman began recording solo albums that were more introspective and spiritual. Upon the release of From Strength to Strength, Time magazine said that Himmelman wrote songs “with the same emphatic edge and aesthetic urgency that impelled the Lost Generation to write novels.” His more recent recordings include Unstoppable Forces and Imperfect World, as well as the children’s CDs My Best Friend is a Salamander and My Lemonade Stand. An engaging and improvisational performer, Himmelman presents an evening of stories and songs about family, music, and Jewish life.