The Owl and the Bat and the Bumblebee

Songwriters Kim and Quillan Roe's lives have changed with the arrival of their two daughters. Thirteen original and traditional songs with the Roe Family's characteristic old-time sound with subversive and punk influences are showcased on "The Owl and the Bat and the Bumblebee".

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Star Tribune Profile
See the Roe Family Singers' Band Profile in the Star Tribune
Q&A With the AV Club
Catch Kim and Quillan's interview in the A.V. Club
Minnesota Public Radio
The Roe Family Singers were featured on The Local Show with Stacy Schwartz on June 12. Listen to their interview and performance here.
Plymouth Magazine
Catch Kim and Quillan's interview in Plymouth Magazine
Live Shows:

When permitted by the venue, the Roe Family Singers encourage audio and video recording of their shows. When you post your photos or recordings online, please tag them with the venue and band's name.

On the Air:

Catch the Roe Family Roundup each week on KFAI, radio without boundaries (90.3 FM Minneapolis; Monday mornings at 10:30)

Upcoming Performances:
11/16/2014 7:00 pm
Dakota Jazz Club: Opening for John McEuen and John Carter Cash
11/17/2014 9:00 pm
331 Club, Minneapolis
11/18/2014 3:00 pm
Teaching Community Ed
11/19/2014 2:00 pm
Teaching Community Ed
11/21/2014 5:30 pm
Midtown Global Market Family Night
11/22/2014 10:00 am
Hell's Kitchen
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Reviews & Awards:

  • 2012 Named "World's Best" at the 30th annual Battle of the Jug Bands
  • 2011 Recipients of the prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Performing Musicians
  • 2010 Named "World's Best" at the 28th annual Battle of the Jug Bands
  • 2006 City Pages (Village Voice) Best Female Vocalist, Kim Roe
  • "a surprisingly vibrant rendering of the old-time tradition" Kai Roberts, Americana UK
  • "blends old-time music with modern indie folk to make sparse, subtly beautiful music" Greg Grant, Radio Free Americana
  • "the Roe Family Singers are the new wave of old-time" City Pages