Gini Dodds

After taking a songwriting course taught by Ray Davies of The Kinks in the late ’90s, Saint Paul native Gini Dodds began writing, recording, and performing in the Twin Cities with her band, The Dahlias, featuring lead guitarist Terry Isachsen (Curtiss A, Flamin’ Ohs, Red Flag, James Loney), drummer John 'Bongo' Haga (Rock-a-Dots, Curtiss A, Them Dots, Hypstrz, Rockin’ Hollywoods), bass player Jeffrey Willkomm (Curtiss A, Nip n’ Tuck) and keyboardist Gregg Inhofer (Brainiac, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Noone, Badfinger, Curtiss A).

Pulling from both British and American influences, she has been described as a cross between Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams.  Sweet Christine, a song off her first CD, Mellowdrama, was a winner in the Nashville Songwriters Association songwriting contest. Follow-up albums include Good Medicine and Jangle Twangle. Gini’s song "Lifelines" was also recorded for a tribute to recording artist Slim Dunlap.

Past Shows


May
24
th
2022
Turf Club
May
24
th
2022
Turf Club

Bob Dylan 81st Birthday Bash

featuring performances by CURTISS AERIK KOSKINENDAN ISRAELTURN, TURN, TURNDEMITRI RALLIS & JOE DUNN (FROGLEG) • LYNVAL JACKSON (INTERNATIONAL REGGAE ALL STARS) • COURTNEY YASMINEHGINI DODDSBECKY KAPELL • and SPECIAL GUESTS
with music by The St. Louis Park Wrecking Crew
Feb
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
Feb
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

Becky Kapell

'In It to Win It' Release Party
with Faith Boblett and Gini Dodds
May
24
th
2021
First Avenue
May
24
th
2021
First Avenue

Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Bash Tribute

Live from First Avenue + Livestream

featuring TURN TURN TURNTERRY WALSH (St. Dominic’s Trio) • DEMITRI RALLIS & JOE DUNN (Frogleg) • LYNVAL JACKSON (International Reggae All Stars) • CURTISS AERIK KOSKINENDAN ISRAELCOURTNEY YASMINEHMARY BUEGINI DODDSBECKY KAPELLJILLIAN RAEJOSH GRAVELINPAUL BERGEN
with music by The St. Louis Park Wrecking Crew
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!

More Shows

Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Monolink

Oct
2
nd
7th St Entry

Cochise

Dec
8
th
Turf Club

Son Little