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11.5 - 331 Club - Minneapolis MN

11.7 - House Concert - Minneapolis MN

11.12 - Harriet Brewing - Minneapolis MN

Ilika Ward Duo

Formerly known as Tour Funk, Jake Ilika (guitars, pedal steel) and Joel Ward (piano, guitar) have been playing music together for over a decade.  Their first album is in the final process of mixing and mastering, with a release date nearing the end of 2014.

The duo has shared billing with The Pines, Halloween Alaska, Chris Koza and Rogue Valley, Crankshaft, Jillian Rae, Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps, Mike Munson, Nicolas David & The Feelin' Band, Charlie Parr and many more.  

"An acoustic duo with killer vocals; their accessible original tunes explored topics like heartache and hard times, which blended nicely with a soulful cover of Nirvana’s “About a Girl.”"  

-Andrea Swensson, 89.3 The Current

 photo by Ben Clark