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Exciting Summer Shows, Part II

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you recall from recent blogs, I had a couple of very cool shows in the summer of 2013. Now that summer is upon us again, let’s do a couple more! First, on June 27th, the St. Paul Jazz Festival kicks off in the lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. There’s a main stage in Mears Park where all the national acts perform, and all of the other venues in the neighborhood participate as well, booking jazz music the entire weekend. The Zeb Cruikshank Band will be performing on Friday, June 27th at 11 p.m. at the Black Dog Cafe (which...

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2013: The Year in Review

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy 2014! Another year comes and goes…seems like each one passes faster than the one before, doesn’t it? That question is rhetorical, I’m not actually looking for a response there. If you read my last blog, then you know about the two most significant shows I played in 2013 – the Jess & Zeb 10 Year Anniversary, and the Brick House reunion at the Dover Brickhouse. Both shows went every bit as well as I could have imagined. Still working on getting videos up, so keep checking back for those. Without going into...

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Exciting Summer Shows!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Everyone! This summer is as musically busy as ever – plenty of venue gigs, as well as outdoor and patio shows, wedding ceremonies and receptions, private lessons, and another group guitar class. Details on all public shows are available in the Calendar section, but there are a couple of particularly special shows coming up this summer that I would like to say a thing or two about. The first is the Jess & Zeb 10th Anniversary Show on July 27th. Here’s the write-up on our Facebook event...

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First blog of 2013

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Here’s what’s happening in the magical land of Zeb. A couple interesting developments in the teaching department – first, I have begun teaching a beginning rock guitar group class at Brickhouse Music. I have about 16 years of teaching experience, but almost all of that has been one-on-one lessons, so it’s been a fun new challenge to work with a group. A total of 10 students signed up for this first session, which was a nice surprise, as I was expecting maybe 5 or 6, at most. The plan is to have a 6-week course,...

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End of Summer Blog

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello all, Wow, summer came and went pretty quick, didn’t it? Time flies. For evidence of this phenomenon, please check the date of my last “monthly” blog. Well, “monthly” was the original plan, but I think “seasonal” is more realistic for the future. It’s been quite a busy summer. Plenty of gigs with The Brute Squad (some highlights – Memorial Day weekend at Bayside Grille in Excelsior, playing right next to the Mississippi river following the Minneapolis Marathon, and Kaposia Days in South St. Paul), Jess & Zeb...

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Spring blog

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Spring! It seems the warm weather arrived early this year, a welcome change after last winter. But enough weather-related small talk. Let’s talk about some music, shall we? I’ve been gigging quite often lately, with The Brute Squad, the Jess & Zeb duo, and even the occasional Zeb Cruikshank Band fusion gig mixed in. It’s always good when a working musician stays busy! Plenty of shows on the calendar for spring months, and I’m starting to book summer dates as well, so keep an eye out for that. I’ve also been...

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New jessandzeb.com, new songs, etc.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey Everyone and Anyone, I’m going to try and stay consistent with posting a new blog at least once a month so you all can stay current on what I’ve been up to. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick to this regimen, and keep things interesting enough to keep you coming back and checking often! First, the same designer who put this website together has just completed a new Jess & Zeb site. Check it out – www.jessandzeb.com I’ve been learning a lot of new tunes lately, both with The Brute Squad and the Jess & Zeb duo,...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just got back to MN after my second holiday trip back to my home state of NH. I was there for an action-packed 10 days. In addition to all of the holiday-related activities, I played two shows (one solo acoustic, and another with longtime friend and drummer PJ Donahue – a couple clips are on the Video page), and did two recording sessions at Robert Zechel’s home studio for his epic 18-minute “Spanish Armada” (more details on that when they become available). Overall, 2011 was a great year for me musically – I recorded my first...

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Welcome!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Posts | 0 comments

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my new website! I had a marketing agency that was running my site for a little over a year, but I recently decided to terminate my relationship with them and go back to handling promotion on my own. I’d like to thank Keith Daggett, a web designer I found on craigslist, for putting this site together quickly on short notice, and setting it up in a way that will make it easy for me to update and maintain myself. I’ve already added some videos, mp3s, pictures, and upcoming show dates, and I plan to do plenty more,...

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