MSAB Arts on Tour Residency
January 12-15, 2022
Public Concert RESCHEDULED to March 11, 2022

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Aby Wolf and Champagne Confetti to our region for a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour Residency January 12-14, 2022, and a public concert Friday, March 11th (original concert rescheduled from January 15 to March 11 due to COVID-19).

The public concert on March 11, 2022 will be an evening of new works for strings, voices, percussion and electronics performed by a cast of renowned musicians and friends of Aby Wolf — a project known as Champagne Confetti. This concert will be held at the NYM Regional Cultural Center.

Through a creative process based in improvisation resulting in atypical song structures, Champagne Confetti is a practice in embracing uncertainty. It blurs the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B. It is inspired by the imminent universal need to find footing in an unstable world, and on both a personal and global scale, these new compositions explore that uncertainty.

“Supergroup” isn’t a word to throw around lightly, but when your member list starts with Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson…well, the shoe fits.
— Minnesota Public Radio, The Current

Aby Wolf is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour grant that along with support from the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center brings this exciting new project and residency to the New York Mills region.

Aby Wolf and the ensemble will be engaging a wide range of area residents, including students at the New York Mills and WDC ALC schools and community members through workshops, pop-up performances, and other outreach activities throughout the week of January 12-14, 2022. A free pop-up concert, open to all, will be held on Wednesday, January 12 @ 5:15-6:00 p.m. at Drastic Measures Brewing in Wadena. All pop-up activities will be open and free to the public. Please check and follow the Cultural Center on Facebook @ccnym for the latest news and pop-up event plans.

Aby Wolf is a vocalist and composer who frequently collaborates with artists across the genres of hip hop, R&B, electronic, rock, folk, jazz, and experimental music. She has worked and collaborated with a diverse range of artists from Dessa and Doomtree to The New Standards, Chastity Brown and JT Bates Grain Trio to the MN Orchestra, and released 4 stylistically diverse solo albums to critical acclaim.

As a solo artist she has extensively toured throughout the US, as well as in the U.K, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany and performs at some of the Twin Cities finest venues (Walker Art Center, Fitzgerald Theater, Orchestra Hall, First Ave). She was named “Best Female Vocalist” and “Artist of the Year” by City Pages.

Additionally, she has served as Vocal Director for many productions, most recently, “Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra.” She has been awarded Artist Initiative, Arts Learning and Arts on Tour grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and she has been recognized for excellence by the American Composers Forum and received commissions from the Cedar Cultural Center as well as the Prairie Fire Lady Choir.

You can watch Aby Wolf and Champagne Confetti perform their songs “Gardener” and “Beach Hawk” live in the studios of Minnesota Public Radio here:

Champagne Confetti is:

  • Vocals – Aby Wolf, Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones), Jacob Mullis (Fort Wilson Riot), Ashley Gold (Holidae)
  • Violin – Sara Pajunen (AALLOTAR, Rachael Kilgour), Laura Harada
  • Cello – Michelle Kinney (Jelloslave)
  • Bass – Ted Olsen
  • Piano/Vocals – Eric Mayson (Lizzo, Caroline Smith, Dancebums)
  • Percussion – Joey Van Phillips (Dessa, POS, Sims), Heather Barringer (Zeitgeist), Eri Isomura

Tickets to the rescheduled March 11 public concert are $10 for adults (members get $2 discount) and all students are FREE! Get tickets online by clicking below:

Get Aby Wolf + Champagne Confetti Tickets >

COVID safety guidelines observed. If you are not well, please stay home. Advance tickets will be refunded if unable to attend due to illness. Visit or call 218-385-3339 with questions.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an arts tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.