#GiveAtHomeMN is a celebration of Minnesota’s generosity during tough times, a call to give back as we’re able to help the organizations that make our state a great place to live, work and play.
Join the movement and donate to The North Stands #GiveAtHomeMN to raise funds that will be redistributed through The Sanneh Foundation as stipends to misplaced hospitality workers in the Twin Cities area.
To be honest, we’ve been hit pretty hard by COVID-19. Our fellow breweries, restaurants, and bars that form our Minnesota hospitality industry share a similar story. We’ve all felt the impact, and we’re all in this together. And the way we make it out of this is if we all work together. Our friends at Other Half Brewing out of New York asked us if we wanted to participate in a global collab benefiting those of us in the industry that have been affected by the Coronavirus, and we said hell yeah.
EPISODE 1 – ST PAUL PETERSON Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.” Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for MCA and Atlantic Records.
St. Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, The Corrs, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few.
His band, fDeluxe (formerly The Family) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of their Prince produced record with a few select shows around the country. Paul has recently put together “St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars,” consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Mpls Sound.
When St. Paul isn’t recording, he runs Peterson Music and Events, a music and event consulting service originally started by his father Willie Peterson back in the 1940’s. He also has a 16 piece orchestra that plays at many of the top galas in the Mpls/St Paul area, appropriately titled the Paul Peterson Orchestra.
2018 Highlights include playing in Australia twice! Once as the musical director of Nothing Compares 2 Prince, an all-alumni tribute concert to the one and only Prince. He played two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and one in Melbourne. St Paul returned to Melbourne and played Birds Basement with his band The Mpls Funk All Stars