Nato Coles (ex-Used Kids, Modern Machines) moved to Minneapolis in 2010 after years wandering the country in a haze of guitar smoke. The Blue Diamond Band formed shortly thereafter. No slow all go, baby. Their explosive 2013 album Promises To Deliver garnered comparisons to the Replacements, Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy, and a very flat black frisbee. The 2016 live album – Live At Grumpy’s – revved up the levels and kicked it up a notch, despite nobody being quite sure how to pronounce the title. The BDB are Mike Cranberry on drums, Sam Beer on lead guitar, Luke Lecheler on keyboards, and Bill Rohla on bass. And mark my words: these shamblin’ boys are ready to look Uncle Fritz square in the monocle and say: FEST 15!