The Federales

The Federales: Classic country for the modern world. We’re not from the Black Hills, the Texas Panhandle or Appalachia. We’re from the Twin Cities. Damn proud of it, too, but we play country music, because it’s one of America’s native languages.

We use it to tell our stories of love, good times, Grain Belt & friends. Some are fact. Some are fiction with the truth hiding in there somewhere. All of them are heartfelt. We’re pickers, fiddlers, groovers & harmonizers. We’re ready to make you sing along, get up and dance or just sit and tap your toes. We’re The Federales.

“Don’t let my disdain for what I call “beard-rock” fool you — man, I fucking love country, and I love when it’s done right. And I’m gonna say: The Federales, from what I can tell, tick every god-damn box possible.”— l’etoile magazine

“[H]eartbroken lyrics sound like they’d fit right in at a summertime backyard party.”— The Current

The Federales are:Andres Crovetti on drumsJames Gould on electric guitarBen Miller on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocalsJay Scabich on fiddleAndy Schuster on upright bassKarl Wahoske on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals

Past Shows


May
30
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2019
Turf Club

Dylan Jakobsen

with Jake Jones and The Federales
Oct
9
th
2018
Turf Club
Oct
9
th
2018
Turf Club

JIMMY SMITH of The Gourds

with The Fattenin’ Frogs and The Federales
Sep
29
th
2018
Turf Club
Sep
29
th
2018
Turf Club

Jake Jones

with Savannah Smith and The Federales
Aug
2
nd
2018
Turf Club
Jun
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jun
5
th
2018
7th St Entry

Animal Years

with The Federales
Jul
5
th
2017
Turf Club
Jul
5
th
2017
Turf Club

Jake Jones

with Flying Buffaloes and The Federales
Jun
4
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
6
th
2017
Turf Club

MERLE HAGGARD Tribute Night

with Jake Jones, Joe Hysell, The Federales and more!
Dec
16
th
2016
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2016
Turf Club

IAN ALEXY AND THE DESERTERS

with The Federales, the Lowland Lakers and Teague Alexy
Sep
11
th
2016
Turf Club
Sep
11
th
2016
Turf Club

Michaela Anne

with The Federales
May
22
nd
2016
Indeed Brewery
May
22
nd
2016
Indeed Brewery

WHIRLYGIG 2016

with Charlie Parr, Superior Siren, MATT LATTERELL and more!
Mar
27
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
27
th
2016
Turf Club

The Federales

No Cover | Music 11AM-2PM
Mar
10
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
31
st
2016
Turf Club
Jan
31
st
2016
Turf Club

The Federales

No Cover | Music 11AM-2PM
Jan
10
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
10
th
2016
Turf Club

The Federales

No Cover | Music 11AM-2PM
Oct
13
th
2015
Turf Club
Oct
13
th
2015
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2014
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2013
7th St Entry

More Shows

Aug
13
th
First Avenue

Built To Spill

Aug
20
th
7th St Entry

Peter Bradley Adams

May
15
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

They Might Be Giants

Oct
7
th
Fine Line

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell