Music Posts

Nate J. Mattson – “Moon Racer”

This experimental music video by Duluth’s Nate J. Mattson features Shereé doing her “Original Tiger Dance.”

Richard G. Hofacre – “City Lights of Duluth”

This song by Richard Gary Hofacre, which hit YouTube in 2012, has roots going back about 60 years.

Mary Bue – “The World is Your Lover”

Former Duluthian Mary Bue has a new 14-track album out. Above is the video for the title track, produced by Kate Harrison and featuring Brittany Rae Broman.

Charlie Parr – “On Stealing a Sailboat”

Duluth’s Charlie Parr has released a new video for this track from his 2019 self-titled album. The video is directed by Lance Lindahl.

The Brothers Burn Mountain – “The Dark Exchange”

The second video release from the Brothers Burn Mountain‘s new album The Dark Exchange features Dawn King joining the Dermody brothers at the homestead. And the brothers are joined musically by Alan Sparhawk on electric guitar and vocals, and Brooke Anderson on vocals.

The Brothers Burn Mountain – “I Won’t Wait for a Ride”

The Brothers Burn Mountain are releasing a new album, The Dark Exchange, in early September. It’s a collaboration with Alan Sparhawk of Low and several other musicians, including Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling. The video for “I Won’t Wait For A Ride” is directed by Roger D. Feldhans.

Thomas X featuring Brandon Graves – “I’m Anishinaabe”

From the Red Lake Reservation, about 100 miles northwest of Duluth, comes this musical celebration of Anishinaabe Ojibwe culture.

Thomas Barrett, aka Thomas X, leads a group of Red Lake Boys and Girls Club members who sing and dance along to Barrett’s original song, “I’m Anishinaabe.”

Patrick Nelson – “The Good Life”

Superior native and University of Minnesota Duluth alum Patrick Nelson has released this cover of Bill LaBounty’s 1988 single “The Good Life.”

Nelson handles the drums, bass, guitars, organ and vocals from Minneapolis. Elliott Blaufuss is on horns, additional keys and guitars from Nashville.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Slow Motion Lullaby”

Another new music composition and video by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Dave Mehling – “Garden”

Duluth native Dave Mehling has released another video for a track from his upcoming album — Beach Boy.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Lone Bird Waltz”

Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz composed this “waltz for a little lone bird.”

Vansplaining, Episode 5: Chelsea Wolfe

In the fifth episode of Vansplaining, Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk drinks peppermint tea and listens to Roy Orbison with gothic rock musician Chelsea Wolfe.

John Sonofmel: Hayward’s Wayward Musician

Hayward musician John Sonofmel is finding new and interesting ways to share his music with the town he nicknames “Wayward.”

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Vansplaining, Episode 4: Mikaela Davis and Southern Star

In the fourth episode of Vansplaining, Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk performs a one-of-a-kind magic trick for Mikaela Davis and her band Southern Star.

Vanspaining, Episode 3: Cat Clyde

In the third episode of Vansplaining, Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk talks with Canadian folk band Cat Clyde about the benefits of saline vaporization.