If you happen to recognize the mega-talented—and essentially unknown—musician, composer, and recently singer-songwriter Brian Blade, it’s likely from his time drumming for Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Seal, Emmylou Harris, and others, or even his jazz work in the widely-respected jazz ensemble Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band. Because he can apparently do anything musical, Blade recently released the new soulful record Mama Rosa where he takes vocal and guitar duties. Incredible. Blade plays songs from the new record tonight at The Cedar. 7:30 PM. $25. —Ryan Oscarson

Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, MPLS; thecedar.org