Best New Band

Some singers possess voices that instantly tell you they are destined for musical greatness. Aliana Sigala, who spent time growing up in Eau Claire and who attended UW-Eau Claire for a time, is in possession of such a voice, and along with her brother Sergio, she performs as Naalia, wowing crowds wherever she goes. Micah Ryan and Spencer Douglas are both Eau Claire singer-songwriters who learned their craft from a variety of local schools, choirs, and theater productions, not to mention larger state-wide musical endeavors. Each has their own sound, but their guitar skills and easy appeal make them favorites amongst Eau Claire’s next generation of performers. – Eric Rasmussen