A proud resident of Anoka County, Minnesota, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson sounds like he’s straight from the Mississippi Delta. While his music has elements of rockabilly, Crankshaft’s a bluesman at heart. His playing extends beyond the music itself and includes plenty of charisma and his trademark wardrobe: a suit, tie and plenty of hair gel. Here, Crankshaft and his band, The Gear Grinders, turn up the heat at First Ave with his song You’re Barkin’ up the Wrong Tree.

Special Thanks:
First Avenue
Conrad Sverkerson
Eli Flasher
Sonia Grover

The Gear Grinders:
Jeremy Johnson
Keith Boyles