The Jeff Arundel  20th Annual Holiday Show

Featuring Molly Maher/Xavier Matos/Steele Arundel/John and Paul and the Artful Dodger

Hear Ye! We bring you tidings of this once-a-year ensemble of seasonal mystery, sure to inflame the olde holiday passions that lay a-flickering in your loins. The time is nigh to don the velvet cape of the Season by attending the annual show that has finally achieved “Cult Status”–every performance delivered as though it may the very last.
This edition is clearly the most robust, featuring the Molly Maher 5, Xavier Matos, Steele Arundel (no relation), John and Paul, The Artful Dodger, and Jeff Arundel and the Hammsmen. No stones unturned, no gestures untoward—simply a percolating Holiday Pot of pine-scented mayhem certain to launch you into the throes of festivity. Reservations a must. Now We Go!
As a precursor, Mr. Arundel will be joining the rogue outfit “Rebel Fiddle” at the 318 Cafe on Thursday, November 7th for a star-turn as “Special Guest”. Kindly have your staff make the appropriate arrangements on your behalf!

Recent Press:

Listen to Jeff Arundel on the “Wall of Power” Radio Hour, June 1st 2019

Star Tribune: Despite his appearance, Minnesotan Jeff Arundel is happy with his new album

Southwest Journal: Life (and lots of music) on the Mississippi

Jeff Arundel

Jeff Arundel has mounted stages both tiny and large for forty years, singing wistful songs of romance, and funky stuff that belies his true wish to be Bill Withers. He has released seven records of (largely) original music, and in 2019 will release an eighth, called “Now We Go”. Jeff has won awards, been featured on various compilations, opened for Big Artists, and has traveled the world as a singer-songwriter, as a producer, and as a music director. He also founded the ground-breaking Lifestyle music label “Lifescapes” and was a co-founder of Compass Entertainment, at one time the Midwest’s largest independent concert promoter. Jeff performs with his band “The Hammsmen”, sometimes called “the most sensitive band in North America”. He regularly plays the Midwest, often with his lifetime musical brother Billy McLaughlin. Nostalgic, emotional, wistful, funny, edgier than you’d think, and maybe Better Than Ever. Now We Go!

“Now We Go” Credits:

produced by Jeff Arundel
additional production assistance: Pat Frederick
additional production on “Eternal Flame” and “Friends” by Rob Arthur

recorded and mixed by Jeff Arundel
additional recording on “Eternal Flame” and “Friends” by Tim Hatfield

recorded at Flash Studios, Minneapolis, Mn
additional recording on “Eternal Flame” and “Friends” at Cowboy Technical Services, New York, NY

mastered by Rob Genadek at the Brewhut

performed by Jeff Arundel (vocals, guitars, bass guitar, banjo, keyboards, and percussion)

and The Hammsmen:

Pat Frederick (guitars, keyboards, violin, tap shoes, vocals)
Kale Olson-Reed (bass guitar, violin, mandolin, vocals)
Ben Peterson (Drums)

and special appearances by:

Rob Arthur
Luke Enyeart
“Lightnin” Joe Peterson
Billy Oerhlein
Aaron Fabrini
Rich Mercurio
Steele Arundel
Steve Conte
John Conte
Dale Goulett




Upcoming Shows

12/6 — 20th Annual JA Holiday Variety Show at the River Room at the Aster Cafe
8pm, doors 7pm
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tickets online at

12/7 — 20th Annual JA Holiday Variety Show at 318 Cafe
318 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Call for reservations (952) 401-7902

12/14 — 20th Annual JA Holiday Variety Show at Chateau Rochester
15 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Chateau Members can purchase their Jeff Arundel Tickets in Advance for for $25 by stopping by the Chateau ticket counter or by calling (612) 237-5422 to secure tickets