On the Record: 2011 Local Music Issue

By Ed Huyck December 1, 2011

Categories: Clubs & Music, Our Scene


Music in Minnesota.  We know how to do it and we do it well.  Lavender is taking on the scene with our first annual Local Music Issue–believe us, it is the tip of the iceberg.

We’ve only just begun. Don’t stop us now, we’re having such a good time…we’re having a ball.  Just sing, sing a song.

Ed Huyck profiles ten of our top musicians and groups (follow links below), Andy Lien gives the Lavender List of links and who-to-listen-to, and E.B. Boatner tells about Jacob Sustaita, the new director of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus’s upcoming holiday concert, Yule Be Swingin’.

See, read, and watch videos of our featured musicians and groups by clicking the links below:

Erin Schwab Lori Dokken 
Brute Heart Ellis 
Rogue Valley Stan Hill of the TCGMC
Dessa Jeremy Messersmith 
The New Standards Sick of Sarah

4 Responses to On the Record: 2011 Local Music Issue

  1. Ken says:

    Davina and the Vagabonds should be on your list, take a look at my interviews I think I put it on my website… but if not I can send it to you. Davina Sowers is AMAZING… I do enjoy all on your list however…

  2. Andy Lien says:

    I just saw them perform at the Charlie Awards right before this issue went to press–yes! They’re amazing! Maybe we’ll feature them in the next year (or in next year’s). Good suggestion.

  3. Ken says:


    Glad you know about them, Davina is one of my all time favorites. Just tell her Ima Guetenbed sent you and she will laugh and be ready to give you an interview if you need any info on how to get in contact with her just let me know I can help you out…

  4. Jo says:

    Great list but you missed out on a lesser known local talent named Tricia Schweitzer! Rumor has it that she will be finishing up her CD and performing more in 2012. Check out some of her music that is posted on an old MySpace account…

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