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Collective Unconscious

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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.

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.

Takin' It To The Limit : An Eagles Tribute (with Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos)

Collective Gigs
Friday, September 18, 2020 08:00 PM
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre - 501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Ticket Price
Dinner & Show: $55, Show-Only: $40

Two bands, one great show!

This show is so good, YouTube won't let us post videos because they keep getting flagged as being unauthorized versions of the real thing.

From "Take It Easy" to "Take It To The Limit," from "Desperado" to "Heartache Tonight", and, of course, the great standard of rock-n-roll, "Hotel California!" They're all here, done just the way the Eagles did them originally.

Don't miss this show!


All Dates

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Friday, March 01, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 02, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 03, 2019 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 08:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 08:00 PM

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