Fosilized Apostle
Gig Seeker Pro

Fosilized Apostle


Band Rock Jam


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music


"Fosilized Apostle, The Re-Birth Of Jam!!"

Well I had quite a surprise the other night. I had gone out to check out a friends band and ended up leaving after the opener.
This group blew me away and the name of that group was Fosilized Apostle.
They came out with one of my favorite Frank Zappa tunes "Pygmye Twylyte" it was amazing. They went on to rage the entire hour and a half!! I was positively floored.
one of the best New bands I've seen in Minneapolis since The Big Wu came on the scene. Their Harmonies were haunting, hooks were catchy and the song writing was superb. After I suggest if you haven't been to a great show in a while check them out, You won't be disappointed!

James Renfro, The Freak
- James Renfro


Live @ The Cabooze (09")
Fosilized Apostle EP (09")



Fosilized Apostle is made up of
Derek Raabe or (Drake Jonez) on Guitar and Vox.
Derek has Studied Music for Thirteen Years.
Playing Bass, Drums and Guitar.
His Styles Vary from Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Rock and Soul. Along with some Latin and African Flavors also.
Derek Has been a part of such groups as
Strange Groovez. 99"- 02", Mindless Motion. 01-03"
Zion Tribe. 05"- 07" Grey Matter. 06"- 09"
Dred I Dread. 07"- 09"
In his career Derek has opened for and Shared bills with such acts as..
The Commodors, The Flaming Lips,
Phil Lesh and Friends,
Michael Franti and Spearhead, Mickey Hart Band,
Leftover Salmon, George Clinton & Parliment Funkadelic, Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood,
Slightly Stoopid, Dark Star Orchestra,
Ray White (Zappa and The Mothers), Dub Trio, Secret Chiefs 3, Panjea w/Michael Kang, Edgar Winter, Afroman and Many others.
Derek has also done his share of studio work everything from World Acoustic to Hip-Hop.

Pat Dalton -
Drums and Percussion.
Patrick was born to musician parents Larry and Barb Dalton who reside in La Crosse,WI.
Larry, a stand up bassist, plays in the bluegrass band String Ties as well as regualarly playing on the local jazz scene and orchestra.
Barb is a violin and mandolin player who plays in the local orchesta. Patrick started playing drums at age 12 and was immediately exposed to the world of jazz by his father and uncle, painoist Bert Dalton, who recorded with the latin-jazz critically acclaimed New Mexico group Yoboso.
Patrick formed the group Chance Chooses with high school friends to play some local gigs. While at college in Mankato he played with jazz groups and local musicians eventually meeting Scott Yonkee and Pete Wagner who were at the time playing in the group 3 in a Tree. Scott, Pete, and Patrick went on to form The Homegrown Unknowns blending a raw funk sound with many contemperary styles.
Today Patrick stives to combine deep pocket funk-rock feel with jazz and world styles.

Scott Yonkee-
Bass & Vox
Other Instruments: Banjo, Guitar
Bands played in:
The Void, Three in a Tree, Fat Rudy, Solie, Ian Hilmer and Stage fright, The Homegrown Unknowns.
Band’s opened for: Jonnie Lang, The Big Wu, Bon Jovi, Shawn Colvin, Detroit , Mason Jennings, Nazareth , Dangers Toys, a Kiss Cover Band.
Scott started playing the bass at age 15 after a stint at the piano, guitar and drums. He started playing in band’s right away and never looked back. My first “working band” was The Void. A mixed group of college students, 30 year old cover band drummer and a down and out singer song writer. They had mild success playing the southern Minnesota bar scene with occasional gigs in the Twin City ’s, and other Minnesota/Wisconsin college towns. After one album, Scott and two other musicians moved to Dallas , TX to play and learn the blues. Played around Dallas and became 3 in a Tree. They got singed to a recorded deal with a company that was an offset of Atlantic Records. Then spent a year recording in Dallas and the hill country near Austin , TX but it never really amounted to much. So we headed back to Minnesota and went our own way. Scott started playing with Fat Rudy and Ian Hilmer and eventually Solie. After a few years and a couple of albums, Scott felt it was time to reunite with the guys from 3 in a Tree. Their biggest gig came after winning a Kfan contest. They got to play in front of a sold out crowd at the Xcel center in St. Paul opening up for Bon Jovi. After a couple more years with the Tree, Scott and guitarist Pete Wagner found drummer Pat Dalton and formed The Homegrown Unknowns in Mankato . Eager for a new town, Scott and Pat moved to Minneapolis to pursue a new music adventure. Where they met up with Former Dred I Dread Guitarist Derek Raabe and formed Fosilized Apostle.

Ben Marti-
Electric Piano, Key's, Synth and Vox.
Gustavus Adolphus graduate with a BA in music
Assitant winemaker and artist in residense at Morgan Creek Vineyards
Pianist for the Ben Marti Jazz Trio
Keyboardist/writer-arranger for Mystery Moth (rock band)
Numerous performances in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Influences include Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Art Tatum, and j s bach
favorite color: hot pink