Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. They play original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. The duo features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach that keep their performances fresh and exciting.
Recent & upcoming highlights: National Anthem before Twins/White Sox game; opened for Bill Staines, Park Theater, Hayward; Rural Arts & Culture Summit, Morris; Great Northern Radio Show, Grand Marais; Playlist (Duluth PBS); 318 Café residency; Harmony for Mayo concert series; Latitude 44, Sioux Falls; Leo & Leona’s, Bangor WI; opening for Von Stomper at The Root Note, La Crosse; Hobgoblin Music Loft, Red Wing.
Boyd is an award-winning singer/songwriter: 2014 River Falls Roots & Bluegrass (1st place – Upper Midwest Songwriter of the Year); 2012 Big Top Chautauqua (2nd place). Here are a couple of songs that Boyd wrote, from their most recent album, Pushing Chain (Kingswood Records). They used a couple of extra musicians for the recording, but typically perform as a duo. I’ve included links to videos of the duo.