Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Passion, Strings Attached

local luthier celebrates one year of guitar services in Eau Claire

Parker Reed, photos by Parker Reed

Some people never chase their passions, instead perhaps choosing to work a stable 9-5 job they resent for their entire life. But one small-business owner chose passion over security and just hit a major career milestone ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Massive Music

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Hallelujah! It’s polyphonic, it’s melismatic, it’s jubilant and ecstatic: It’s Handel’s Messiah. The Menomonie Singers are in the final stretch of preparation for their spring concerts, during ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

The Riverfront Blues

Riverfront Park will host the Northwoods Blues Festival

Lea Kopke

Beautiful views, mouthwatering food, and nationally-acclaimed blues will hit the new Riverfront Park in Chippewa Falls this summer. The Northwoods Blues Festival will be back in Chippewa Falls ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Birds, Beats, and Good Eats

musicians support Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Rebecca Mennecke

Home-baked goodies, live music, a silent auction, and fundraising for the care and feeding of recovering wildlife – what could be better? Patti Stangel’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is hosting ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

A Letter and a Legend

50 years later, Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke tracks down his inspiration

Nealy Corcoran

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke has been a part of the blues scene for more than 40 years, both in the Midwest and internationally. He released his first album in 1992 and altogether has recorded six ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Blossoming Sounds

LASKA’s new EP flourishes with new techniques, but maintains sisterly magic

Eric Christenson

It’s a relatively calm snowy night out at Pine Hollow Studio just outside of Eau Claire, where the members of LASKA are meeting up to practice songs ahead of a Twin Cities show opening for the band ...

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

Music Quick Hits | March 2019

Eric Christenson

Chippewa Valley native Johanne Swanson – who makes excellent heart-wrenching tunes as Yohuna – has announced a new album called Mirroring, set to drop via Orchid Tapes on June 7. Now based in Brooklyn, Yohuna has gotten some well-deserved accolades for her first album ...

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

Singing in Memoriam

UWEC Alumni Choir plans trip to commemorate D-Day

Bonni Knight

France is probably most famous for its art and cuisine, but it’s a well-kept secret that the French also really love choral music. Most cities and towns, including Paris, boast cathedrals and churches ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Music Quick Hits | February 2019

Eric Christenson

One of the world’s finest bluegrass bands is coming to Eau Claire for a special one-night-only show at The Metro on March 6. We Banjo 3 is a foursome of prolific and exciting musicians set to whisk the night away with fantastic tunes and a good cause. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar ...

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