Kevin Stanke

Kevin Stanke


Hip hop- folk blues with lyrically based grooves a la G Love and Special Sauce. Kevin Stanke uses clever wordplay over funky acoustic guitar licks and progressions creating melodies that are infectious and lasting. And like the energizer bunny Kevin Stanke keeps going, and going and going...


Kevin Stanke grew up in the country side of the infamous college town of Northfield, Minnesota. Often detached from civilization in his family's quaint country home he wrote numerous thoughts and prose daily. Looking for an outlet for his ramblings he decided to look into making them into songs by learning guitar from a St. Olaf music school graduate.
After honing his songwriting style in college he hit the road playing clubs and shops that would have him. Kevin Stanke has played as far away as London, Denver, and St Louis as well as legendary local Minneapolis venues The Cabooze and 400 Bar.

Set List

One hour original music prefered.

Longer sets include up to three hours of covers which range in artists such as Jack Jonhson, Belle and Sebastian, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello and whatever may strike the crowds fancy...