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Guest Host – The Bistro Showcase

May 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

I’m excited to take a turn hosting “The Bistro Showcase,” a new songwriter showcase series developed by Jun Sugiyama and The Finnish Bistro.

“BackBeat” Harris will provide backing percussion for the featured songwriters. Harris’s love for drumming began well before he knew there was even a word for such a thing. As a youngster, his mother told him he could just keep beating on tables, pots, and pans after she saw how much excitement it generated for him – and his audiences. Ever since, his love of music of all kinds hasn’t missed a beat.

6:30-6:40: Soundcheck/intro.

6:45 – 7:20: J Parker

J Parker is a roots-Americana singer-songwriter proudly planted in Saint Paul. Inspired by the sorrow of Townes, the beauty of Prine, and the foot-stomping drive of Parr, his songs tell stories steeped in raw emotion with an equally raw delivery.

7:25 – 8:00: Juliet Catherine

Juliet Catherine is a Saint Paul based singer-songwriter with a chill, jazzy vibe. She fronts the band Juliet and the Montagues, which blends her original music with hints of vintage jazz, blues, funk, and classic rock. Juliet is also one half of the lively, witty Americana duo Errant Arrow with singer-songwriter John Siqveland.


May 18, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Jun Sugiyama


Finnish Bistro
2264 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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