Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Individual Musician

The true test of a musician is their ability to captivate a listener with an expertly crafted song. Chris Kroeze has done just that by taking his talents onto the hit TV show The Voice, and – after finishing in second place – continuing onward to packed venues across the United States. Sharing in Kroeze’s talent for songwriting, Sue Orfield has been a staple of quality music in the Chippewa Valley for more than a decade, delivering melodies Charlie Parker would be impressed by. Naalia has also made her claim in the Chippewa Valley music scene by showcasing her talents for blues and soul.  –Parker Reed