About the Artists

Announcing the 2019 AppleJam Artists!

7 p.m. Tony Lucca Acoustic Set                     7:35 p.m. Tiny Schlieske                      8:30 p.m. Dan Rodriguez & his full band

Dan Rodriguez

Dan’s a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband and father who lives in Minneapolis.

When he’s not in the studio or on the road, he tends his family’s backyard chickens, eats fresh veggies from their garden, or does outdoor hobbies.

He’s played with The Civil Wars, Andy Grammer, Eric Hutchinson,  NeedtoBreathe, Augustana, Tyrone Wells, Haley Reinhart, John McLaughlin, Will Hoge, Drew Holcomb and Sister Hazel.

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Tina Schlieske

Schlieske, originally hails from Minneapolis, MN and is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Side Movement, now Tina and the B-Sides.

The band released two CD’s for Sire, “Salvation” and “It’s All Just The Same”. Tina and band shared stages with Lenny Kravitz, The Wallflowers, Indigo Girls and Etta James. During that time, Tina was even asked to play the role of Janis Joplin in Paramount’s “Piece of My Heart” a film about the late singer’s life.

In 1999, and after heavy touring and sale of Sire to Elektra, the band decided to go on hiatus indefinitely. To commemorate their 10 plus years of hard work, they played 2 sold out nights at the legendary First Ave and released a double live CD of the event, “The Last Polka” which was the last release for the B-Sides.

In 2005 Tina released her first solo album produced by Sheldon Gomberg, “Slow Burn” which features such renowned musicians as Don Heffington (Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Marc Ford (The Black Crows) and Rami Jaffe (The Wallflowers). To her enduring thrill, she even had Elvis Presley’s guitarist James Burton play on two of the tracks.

In 2009 Tina did a reunion show with the B-Sides at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater and released “A-Sides: The Best Of TBS” on her own label Movement Records to great acclaim.


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Tony Lucca

“For me, it all comes down to timing.”

That’s how Tony Lucca summarizes the career milestones that led him to Nashville — and on the brink of his most important album yet. 

In the early 2000s, Lucca found himself at the epicenter of the burgeoning Hotel Café singer-songwriter movement in Los Angeles. A scene that eventually helped craft his critically lauded 2006 album Canyon Songs, which came during not only a creative peak, but after he had built a steady following both as a headlining artist and tour support for his fellow Disney alumni Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez in NSYNC.

In 2012, Lucca burned up The Voice stage, making it all the way to the finals on the back of his electric performances, each time performing as if he had “nothing to lose” — thanks to more than a decade of development and an already passionate fan base. Oh, and Lucca’s season still ranks as the most-watched season of the show by total audience size.

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