Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Note from the Editor | July 22, 2015

Nick Meyer

Today the dust is settling after the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. Everything’s been packed up and the grounds are healing in advance of this weekend’s Country Jam action. It’s likely clear that we at Volume One have been pretty amped up about Eaux Claires for the last several weeks – a vibe that certainly continued straight through the weekend on our website and social media feeds. So if you’re of the camp that’s looking forward to us getting on with other things – which is understandable – after a couple of mentions in this issue you can likely breathe easier the rest of the year. As for the fest, so much could be said about the experience and all its levels of localness. As well as a needed dose of non-localness. Personally, I spent the better part of the first day wrapping my head around the fact that this was all happening here, in this town we’ve all worked so hard on. It was a fairly emotional thing. We were thrilled to play a small part in it throughout planning, onsite through our Local Store presence, and through our special “Music Capital of the North” issue in print and online. We received so much positive feedback for it all, and we thank you for that. We hope recognizing and investing in music here on a larger scale is a conversation that can continue, so watch for more on that in the coming months. For all these reasons and more, it has been a summer to remember here at Volume One. And we hope it has been the same for you, too.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.