David Huckfelt

David Huckfelt is a singer / lyricist / activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines. An Iowa-native and former theology student, Huckfelt attended the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop undergrad program before turning his attention to songwriting and performing. With musical roots in the same fertile Midwestern soil that produced legendary folk singers like John Prine and Greg Brown, Huckfelt has shared stages with artists from Prine, Mavis Staples & Emmylou Harris to Bon Iver, Calexico and Trampled By Turtles. His work with The Pines received record of the year accolades from Mojo & Q Magazine, and garnered praise from David Fricke (Rolling Stone) as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. In 2018 Huckfelt received the prestigious Artist-In-Residence award at Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior, where in sixteen days he wrote the fourteen songs that would become his breakout solo debut, Stranger Angels.

In 2012 he met American Indian Movement leader & poet John Trudell on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and their subsequent collaboration resulted in the song "Time Dreams", hailed by Democracy Now! and the last recording Trudell made before passing. Since then, Huckfelt has partnered with an impressive array of Native American artists and activists including Keith Secola, Quiltman, Winona LaDuke, and novelist Louise Erdrich in the fight for social justice and protection for Mother Earth. In thousands of shows across the United States, Canada & overseas, Huckfelt’s grassroots following has grown from small-town opera houses, Midwestern barn concerts, and progressive benefit events to national tours and festival stages like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Edmonton and Calgary Folk Fests, and the legendary First Avenue club in his beloved Minneapolis home.

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

Jan
24
th
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

with Geoffrey Lamar Wilson
Jan
31
st
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

with Kansas Plates
Jan
20
th
7th St Entry

OKnice

with Lazenlow, Love, Ulysses, Yare and more!
May
14
th
Fine Line

Nilüfer Yanya

with Tasha