Welcome to Vlasismusic

Welcome to the official website for Vlasis. This Minnesota native is a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist,  performing on guitar, drums, percussion and keyboards. In addition, Vlasis performs with the award winning, Native American band Brulé. Vlasis is also lead guitarist and  founding member of the Minneapolis progressive rock band Blue Canoe. Here you will get the latest news on what Vlasis is working on and where he is performing. If you want to buy any Vlasis solo music albums or individual songs, as well as music from both Blue Canoe albums. 

Be the first to know what Vlasis is up to! On the right side of this page, please sign up for the Vlasis mailing list to stay up-to-date on last minute shows, videos, television interviews, as well get an occasional musical surprise! 

Vlasis News

Upcoming Brulé Shows In Yankton and Milwaukee!  

We had a great run in Hill City, South Dakota and I saw some long-time fans and met new ones! Thank you all for coming out!

Summer is not over with yet! I am performing with Brulé a few more shows before summer ends:

  • On Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20, I will be performing with Brulé at Yankton Riverboat Days

The performance schedule for both days is the same: 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 

The BRULÉ stage is located at the far west end of the park

  • On Saturday, September 9, I am performing at the Indian Summer Festival, in Milwaukee, with Brulé. We will be on the main stage.


Three-Week Run at the High Country Ranch, In Hill City, SD with Brulé!  

It is time for the three-week run in Hill City with Brulé! This is our fifth year coming back to this magical place in the Black Hills!! 

All of the shows are free and take place outdoors, at the High Country Guest Ranch


Show Dates: July 10-13th; July 17-20th; July 24-27th

Show Time: 7:00pm

Doors Open: 4:00pm 

Seating: First Come First Serve, lawn chairs are allowed

Price: Free! with the help of the Non Profit "Following the 7th Direction"

Location: High Country Guest Ranch, 12138 Ray Smith Dr, Hill City, SD 57745

Website for more info: http://highcountryranch.com/

Phone: 605-574-9003

I hope to see you out there!! 


Summer Shows With Brulé Start This Weekend!!!  

This upcoming weekend kicks off some great summer shows with Brulé this summer!

Starting Friday, I will be performing with Brulé at the Omaha Summer Arts Festival, starting on Friday, June 9. This is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday shows: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Saturday shows: 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Sunday shows: 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 

BRULÉ stage is on the Landmark Plaza (between 11th and 13th Streets on Farnam Street. (weather permitting)

And we are returning to the High Country Guest Ranch, in Hill City, SD, for a three-week run, starring on Monday, July 10. The outdoor shows are all Free!! More info at the website. 

Hope to see everyone this summer!!

First Blue Canoe Album Remastered! 

The first Blue Canoe album has been remastered and is now available here on my site for download purchase, as well as on CDBaby, Apple Music and Amazon. If you are a fan of my album Plain Sight, you will know the song "River of Love." This Blue Canoe album has the original version of "River of Love." 

Happy New Year! Time for the Colorado Indian Market And Looking Ahead In 2017 

It is January, which means it is time for the Colorado Indian Market with Brulé! I am very excited that we will be performing songs from the brand new Best of Brulé Vol.1 that will be officially released at the event. Show dates are Friday, January 20, Saturday January 21 and Sunday, 22, 2017 

Performance Times for Brulé are: Friday: 4 - 5 pm Sat: 12:45 - 1:30 pm & 4:40 - 5:30 pm Sunday: 11:30 - noon & 2:45 - 3:15 pm.

I will be with Brulé in Oklahoma on the 31 March. I look forward to playing in Muskogee for the first time! More info coming soon!

I am performing a solo acoustic (and electric!) gig at Excelsior Brewing Company on April 19 from 6-9pm. I can't wait to head back home and play in such a great venue. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces! More solo acoustic gigs coming up soon! 

In the next few days, I will have some exciting news regarding the reissue of the first Blue Canoe album. 

Happy New Year everyone! Sending peace and prosperity to each of you. 


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