Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Flying Together

Jack Greenwood brings together friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers on debut album

Eric Christenson

When Toy Car Studios was getting its roots laid down just north of Eau Claire a few years ago, Jack Greenwood (a.k.a. Travis Kohnhorst) was helping the studio owner Justin Green build the thing from the ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

On Record for Youth

studio owner aims to create mentorship program for kids

Parker Reed, photos by Kyle Lehman

Collaboration is key for an Eau Claire recording studio owner who is calling community members into action to benefit area youth. Kyle Culver owns Sprinter Studios, a recording studio nestled in downtown Eau Claire with aspirations aimed at ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

It’s Sol-Fa Season

a holly jolly chat with Tonic Sol-Fa

V1 Staff

When Tonic Sol-fa comes to town – which is getting close to a yearly thing now – you know there’s some holiday magic in the air. The Minneapolis-based vocal group always make it point to ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

A Voice in Music

seeing the Eau Claire music scene through Jerrika Mighelle's eyes

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh

“Eau Claire was home base,” local musician Jerrika Mighelle said. “Part of the reason I still live in Eau Claire is because of the support for music.” She started playing ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Breaking It in

Kurt Fischer's new album a soothing piano exploration

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years after his debut album, Soundscapes, Kurt Fischer of Eau Claire is releasing a new collection of recordings dedicated to his love for ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Keep Calm and Listen

concert series puts the emphasis on really listening

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Luong Huynh

With the seasons changing and the weather growing colder, it just doesn’t sound like summer anymore, and Eau Claire locals might find themselves missing warm ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

Bonni Knight, photos by Lee Butterworth

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

Eric Christenson

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Digging In, Digging Out

Luray’s new album thrives despite life’s challenges

Parker Reed

A roots-laden songwriter is making her way back to where things all started for her. Luray is the musical moniker for Wisconsin native and current Richmond, Virginia-based musician Shannon Carey, who released her ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Long Beds on the Long Road

for Perry, writing lyrics brings him close to his first literary love: poetry

Ken Szymanski, photos by Lee Butterworth

Michael Perry has never sounded more at home in a song. “Long Road to You,” the title track of the new EP by Michael Perry and the Long Beds, plays like ...

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