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Lake Street Dive
Lake Street Dive is a multigenre band that was founded in 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts. The band consists of Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), and Mike Calabrese (drums). They met while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band was named after a street with many dive bars in Olson’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band tours in North America, Australia, and Europe from their base in Brooklyn.
All the band members were singing and/or playing musical instruments by the time they were in 3rd grade. Most had some classical music training growing up and their parents were musicians. In their own way, had migrated to jazz by the time they met. However, the band says they were influenced by the music their parents were playing at home. This ranged from classic jazz to ’60s soul to rock and roll.
The band members profess to love the entire Beatles discography. Kearney wrote “Hello? Goodbye!” and the band plays “Don’t Make Me Hold Your Hand”, both referencing Beatles tunes. Olson says he was inspired by Paul McCartney’s love/vice lyrical concept in “Got to Get You Into My Life” when he wrote “You Go Down Smooth”.
Lake Street Dive’s 2018 album, ‘Free Yourself Up,’ is set to be released on May 4!