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Collective Unconscious

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Above all else, be kind to yourself...

About the band

A vocal harmony oriented jam band

Formed in the year 2000

Originally formed to perform multi-instrumentalist Jeff Engholm's solo album, Summit Climb in the year 2000, Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota's premiere groups. Singer/songwriters Nathan "Nature" Nesje, and Muggsy Lauer make up the core of the group with their slick, well blended vocal harmonies. They are joined by composer/keyboardist George Maurer, and percussionist Andy Deckard.

Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but expanded into a new genre: album shows. Starting in 2005 with performing The Beatles "Abbey Road" from first track to last (Come Together to Her Majesty), with special guest and semi-band member, Stacy Bauer, they jumped into one of their most ambitious projects, The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds".

That album took an ensemble of over 15 musicians playing an astounding array of instruments from Theramin to timpani, and included The Vees and The Half Steps. Other album projects have included Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Deja Vu", and The Band "The Last Waltz".

If that wasn't enough, the group teamed up with The Fabulous Armadillos in 2010 to create a veritable "super group" and have been performing "Takin' It To The Limit: A Tribute To Eagles", and "Takin' It To The Streets: A Tribute To The Doobie Brothers" ever since.

And if even that wasn't enough, members of Collective Unconscious have taken part in groups paying tribute to Zed Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney and Wings, The Guess Who, The Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison, The Blues Brothers, and John Lennon, as well as performing in plays, pit bands, jazz ensembles, jug bands, and this thing we do each February.

20th Anniversary of Summit Climb!

Collective Gigs
Saturday, February 08, 2020 07:30 PM
Pioneer Place on Fifth - 22 south 5th avenue, saint cloud mn 56301
Ticket Price

Jeff Engholm's 2000 solo release, Summit Climb, was project that launched Collective Unconscious. The first tracks were recorded during an overnight shift at radio station KLTF in Little Falls, Minnesota on their reel-to-reel tape recorder. The final tracks were recorded at the home of artist Russell Sharron in the woods outside of Randall, Minnesota on a Macintosh computer.

Although it's not a "concept album," Summit Climb nevertheless depicts the journey of a young man and his exploration of the world. Through music he contemplates love and life, gain and loss, life and death, wisdom and foolhardiness.

Presenting this album, as well as other songs from the Collective Unconscious catalog, will be an ensemble featuring strings and horns playing new arrangements of some of the songs.

This is a one night only event, so get your tickets now!



All Dates

  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 07:30 PM

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