David Huckfelt

David Huckfelt is a singer / lyricist / activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorite The Pines. His work with The Pines received Record of the Year accolades from Mojo & Q Magazine, and garnered praise for Huckfelt from David Fricke (Rolling Stone) as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. In a fifteen-year touring career, he has shared stages with artists from John Prine, Mavis Staples, and Emmylou Harris to Bon Iver, Calexico, and Trampled By Turtles.

Starting with the late Santee Dakota poet John Trudell in 2014, Huckfelt has partnered increasingly with an array of Native American artists and activists in the fight for environmental and social justice. Last year David joined forces with Honor the Earth founder Winona LaDuke to organize and perform at the inaugural Water Is Life benefit festival in Duluth, MN with Bon Iver, Hippo Campus, Adia Victoria & more, with plans in progress for Water Is Life II in summer 2022.

With thousands of shows under his belt across the US, Canada & overseas, Huckfelt’s grassroots following has grown from small-town opera houses, Midwestern barn concerts to national tours and festival stages such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Edmonton and Calgary Folk Fests, and the legendary First Avenue Mainroom in his beloved Minneapolis home. His live performance is both improvisational and masterful, with a rugged optimism that blasts through layers of darkness in real time with songs that speak volumes, soft & clear.

Past Shows


Nov
10
th
2021
The Fitzgerald Theater
Nov
10
th
2021
The Fitzgerald Theater

Richard Thompson

with David Huckfelt
Aug
18
th
2021
Bayfront Festival Park
Aug
18
th
2021
Bayfront Festival Park

Water Is Life ⏤ Stop Line 3

Hosted by Winona LaDuke
with Bon Iver, Mumu Fresh, Hippo Campus and more!
Apr
23
rd
2020
Livestream
Apr
23
rd
2020
Livestream

'Avenue of the Saints'

Virtual Midwestern Festival & Benefit
with Dave Simonett, Lissie, Erik Koskinen and more!
Dec
3
rd
2019
Turf Club
Dec
3
rd
2019
Turf Club

DEAD MAN WINTER

with David Huckfelt
Dec
13
th
2018
Turf Club
Dec
13
th
2018
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Under Violet, David Huckfelt, Aby Wolf and more!
Mar
29
th
2018
icehouse MPLS
Mar
29
th
2018
icehouse MPLS

David Huckfelt

with Annie Humphrey
Dec
24
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Dec
24
th
2017
Clown Lounge

Frankie Lee

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with Dave Simonett, David Huckfelt and Michael Rossetto
Dec
10
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Dec
10
th
2017
Clown Lounge

David Huckfelt

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with Keith Secola, Frankie Lee and HANNAH VON DER HOFF
Dec
1
st
2017
Turf Club
Dec
1
st
2017
Turf Club

Mason Jennings

with David Huckfelt
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Aby Wolf, Frankie Lee, Al Church and more!
Jun
12
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Jun
12
th
2017
Clown Lounge

Frankie Lee

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with Mason Jennings, Claire de Lune and David Huckfelt

More Shows

Dec
22
nd
7th St Entry

Synthmas 2022

with c.Kostra, North Innsbruck and Plastik Boxes
Mar
4
th
Turf Club

Titus Andronicus

Mar
3
rd
7th St Entry

Dogs In A Pile

Feb
28
th
Turf Club

IYA TERRA

with Artikal Sound System and SunDub