Introducing Surge and the Swell

Our 2023 Winter/Spring Concert Series continues with Surge and the Swell! Join us in the Cultural Center’s intimate listening-room-style gallery space on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Once you attend a concert here, you won’t want to go anywhere else for live music!

Adult tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door (members get $2 discount!); students are always $5 (can be paid at the door).  Doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:30. Cash bar and light refreshments available.




Surge and the Swell is the solo and collaboration vehicle of Minnesota-based, Americana and Indie-folk, singer-songwriter Aaron Cabbage.

Born in Kentucky, raised in Southeast Texas via Indiana, and now calling Minnesota home, his influences run North to South.

The title track of his initial EP “Love 4000” is a timely anthem to long-distance relationships in the era of technology-enabled romance and more recently, the pandemic travel restrictions. Other songs on the debut EP deal with fresh starts, mindfulness, and first sparks.

In the 2022 debut LP, “Offering,” Cabbage set out to create “soaring-chorus Americana” with a theme of “accepting the new normal.”  Songs like “Full in the Now,” “Hard Work” and “Gravity Boots” were inspired by the shifts in daily life experienced in the global pandemic and the stresses placed on the workforce. The songs on this album were written to be performed on a big stage celebrating outdoor music or in more intimate settings with an acoustic guitar.

Recent Press/Airplay:

  • #1 Album NACC College Radio Adds – February 2022
  • #7 APD Top 50 Americana Albums Chart – March 2022
  • “These guys have got something going… solid Americana, four on the floor roots… nice balladry.” – Poprock
  • “The music is as introspective and evocative as one my hope from a band that’s making their initial bow.” – Goldmine
  • KCMP – 98.3 The Current airplay
  • KYMN – Radio Northfield and numerous other college radio

Don’t miss this live music experience at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, February 25, 2023. All are welcome!


Call the Cultural Center with questions: 218-385-3339.