The Pines

The Pines on tour with Mason Jennings




Made up of Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, indie-roots duo The Pines actually began their musical partnership in Arizona, where they both lived in a Mexican barrio and first began playing together. Forming The Pines, they returned to their Midwestern roots moving to Minneapolis, a city that has launched many folk and rock acts from Bob Dylan to The Replacements to The Jayhawks. Like these Twin Cities legends, The Pines weave together many musical styles to create their own unique sound that is hip and haunting.

The son of Greg Brown’s producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, Benson was reared on folk and blues music and continues to let those influences shine, even on louder electric songs. David also has a deep love for traditional music, and together the two craft songs that evoke the ancient, while incorporating newer rock and pop grooves. Both strong writers and musicians, David and Benson have distinct voices that complement each other, causing audiences and critics alike to tout them as a powerful young force in American roots music.


“quietly gripping” Rolling Stone

“starkly poetic, buzzed-about Americana” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“haunting yet comfortable” Rift Magazine

“Music at once so fragile, so gravid and, ultimately, beautiful” Penguin Eggs

“The sparse and haunting mood of the album washes over you like an early morning fog… poetic lyrics also gently insinuate themselves with every spin” Exclaim!

“…understated melodies, atmospheric arrangements and restrained guitar licks…these guys speak for themselves.” Winnipeg Free Press

“Quiet, serene, romantic, mysterious — The Pines are all these things and more” Goldmine

“The Pines can make you feel happy and sad almost simultaneously.” No Depression



Eclectic Minneapolis-based folk band The Pines will hit the road with Mason Jennings this September and October on a five week national tour promoting Jennings’ new record “Minnesota.” [More about Mason Jennings]

The Pines by marketmonkeys


Sept 15 Madison WI The Majestic Theater
Sept 16 Bloomington IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Sept 17 Ferndale MI The Magic Bag
Sept 18 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom
Sept 20 Pittsburgh PA Mr Small’s Theater
Sept 22 Burlington VT Higher Ground
Sept 23 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club
Sept 24 New York NY Irving Plaza
Sept 25 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Sept 27 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
Sept 28 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
Sept 29 Cinncinati OH Century Theater
Sept 30 Chicago IL Park West
Oct 14 Seattle WA Neptune
Oct 15 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
Oct 16 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
Oct 18 Arcata CA Kate Buchanan Hall
Oct 20 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
Oct 21 Los Angeles CA El Rey
Oct 22 San Diego CA House of Blues
Oct 25 Phoneix AZ Crescent Ballroom
Oct 27 Boulder CO Boulder Theater
Oct 28 Omaha NE Slowdown


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Michelle Conceison, Market Monkeys
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