Monday, July 7, 2014

Tree Party On Live From Studio 5!

Tree Party Performed This Week on "Live From Studio 5!"
By Dewglass

L5GITTERS400  One of the reasons "Live From Studio 5!" exists is to showcase the diverse music that is nurtured and spawned in Minnesota.Uncovering the lesser known and under-served is our mission and gives fans the opportunity not just to hear fresh music, but a chance to get to know bands, groups and artists.
The band, Tree Party, has brought music, harmony and storytelling to a whole new level.  Tree Party is, Joey Ford, Jenna Wyse, Travis Bolton, Derek Trost and Andy Carroll.
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Their third album is "Iced Over - Thawing Minnesota's Local Lore" is a year-long project of researching stories and local history in smaller communities across Minnesota.
tree party 045MSAB 2013 Artist Initiative Grant recipient Joey Ford, found his inspiration in small town museums and historical centers for this album, including songs about “Dorothy Molter: The Root Beer Lady”, “Wrinkle Meat: The 137 Year Old Man" and “Helmer Aakvik: The Old Man of the Inland Sea". Iced Over is a musical tribute to Minnesotans who have come before us and a celebration of their legacy.
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Their first original album, self-titled and hot-iron branded, took on Western motifs and Midwest themes, while their following album evolved over a year collaborating with “The 7-Shot Symphony,” an epic, live cowboy show which was awarded a 2011 Ivey Award for Best Overall Production.
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Joey Ford is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
It did get a little weird, weird in a good way, on some of the tunes, as they performed a goose bumper or two.
Call 'em country, call em Folk rock, and call 'em Great.  I just think they are the new bards who have crafted stories that will be told for a long time.
Moviemakers looking for a series of songs to help tell your story, this is your group.
The vocal range was amazing.  Add some quasi yodeling and whistling and you get a musical experience with a Minnesota twist.
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This show was originally broadcast on July 2, 2014.
Here are the Flickr Pix for that night:
The You Tube video of this performances is here:
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