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Puafua

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Puafua was an eclectic Minneapolis, Minnesota based progressive rock jam band in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Members included Dylan Nau (guitar), Jake Pool (bass), Steve Olmstead (keyboard), Casey Kashiemer (drums), Eric Bequeaith (trumpet), Aaron Stoehr (trombone), Jeff Siegfried (saxophone), and Scott Holzinger. Though short-lived, Puafua's output, scope of songwriting, and live performance feats were unparalleled in the Twin Cities; the mammoth eight-piece group often breaking into spontaneously composed, complete songs as if at will. Puafua was a West Bank staple in Minneapolis, holding a regular slot at the Red Sea Bar and The Cabooze in addition to frequenting the 400 Bar and The 5 Corners Saloon. The Turf Club, The Fine Line, The 7th Street Entry, O'Gara's, The Uptown Bar and Grill, and First Avenue's Main Stage were also frequent stops for the band in addition to clubs in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin towns such as Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, Superior, North Branch, Monticello, Rockford, and Eau Claire. Puafua also frequented the band rosters at Harvest Fest in Harmony Park, Farmapalooza in Black Bear, WI, and Cedarfest in Minneapolis.

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