Volume One Staff

Eric Christenson

Managing Editor

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Thinkin’ About Inkin’

Ambient Inks celebrates 10 years of printing and surprising growth

Eric Christenson

In the 10 years since they officially started their screen printing operation Ambient Inks, Tim Brunner and Aaron Brice, the company’s co-founders, have had ...

Blue Ox Unleashes 2020 Lineup

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Today, the Blue Ox Music Festival lineup arrived for the sixth annual fest happening June 11-13, 2020 among the trees at Whispering Pines Campground, with some cool new facets this year.

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 ...

Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

Between the Bread

all flavor, no filler in the sandwiches at Jay Ray’s Deli

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When I walked into Jay Ray’s Deli to meet with the owners, co-owner Adam Moskiewicz was on the meat slicer, prepping a whole pile of ...

A Family. A Tree.

We Are the Willows celebrates a decade of tunes with local show

Eric Christenson

It turns out the name We Are The Willows is a bit prophetic. “I learned this fact about willow trees that they have incredibly deep root ...

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 ...

Music Quick Hits | October 16, 2019

Eric Christenson

The Nunnery is the solo project of Sarah Elstran, a former local that now makes a unique brand of atmospheric looping folk a cappella from out of the Twin Cities. That special vibe is on full display ...

Music Quick Hits | October 2019

Eric Christenson

Lo-fi pop rockers Velvet Groove surprised us with a brand new song called “I Want It” recently with an accompanying music video from ...

[UPDATED] Brace Yourself: Winter Eaux Claires is Coming?

Eric Christenson

It’s starting to look like we might get a slice of Eaux Claires in 2019 after all. Maybe? On Sunday, a short teaser video popped up on YouTube called “Eaux Claires Hiver” with the dates ...

Elton John Gushes, the Times Facetimes: Bon Iver Press Rolls In

Eric Christenson

Now that this new Bon Iver record i,i is out there in the world in every shape and form, it’s leading to some pretty great press this week. First up, a li’l ol’ paper called the New York Times did a deep dive on the song “iMi” for its video series called Diary Of A Song ...

Die Happy

Them Coulee Boys level up big time for new record

Eric Christenson

There’s a proverbial sea of so-called bluegrass music out there in the world that all, for better or worse, sounds exactly the same. I get it, there’s subtleties to the formula, niches yet to be explored, and ...