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Vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf has attained broad recognition as the midwest region's premier vocal talent through stirring solo performances and collaborations too numerous to mention. Multi-instrumentalist Eric Mayson’s wide-ranging style stretches from minimalist electro-pop to smooth R&B, progressive soul, and straight hip-hop, while visiting grinning pop, rock and roll, and operatic arrangements. Together, they are kindred spirits sharing a visibly joyful musical conversation in a snow globe of endorphins.
Vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf has attained broad recognition as the midwest region's premier vocal talent through stirring solo performances and collaborations too numerous to mention. She has recently returned home to Minneapolis after several tours abroad with Dessa of Doomtree, performing in theaters and art centers across Australia and New Zealand, as well as clubs and cafes throughout Europe and the UK. Wolf continues to turn heads with her most recent solo album "Wolf Lords," created with Brooklyn-based producer Grant Cutler.
Eric Mayson was born in Corpus Christie Texas to a musical father and mother who worked in museums. He and his family moved around the US until finally putting down roots in Minneapolis when he was 16. He starting playing piano when he was a toddler, eventually picking up the cello, guitar, and bass. He has worked as an actor, a director, composed and music directed many musicals, and regularly makes music with several twin cities dance companies. In 2009 his house in Mankato burned down, so he moved to Minneapolis and started working with Crunchy Kids where he found a love for producing and playing hip-hop. Since then he has worked with Big Cats, Toki Wright, Doomtree, and Lizzo, among many others. Also a member of Caroline Smiths band, Mayson has solidified his place as a valuable collaborator in the Twin Cities music scene. In 2015, with the help of RiverRock Music Group, he releasedDetail, his first solo record, a 40-minute cassette tape spanning/inventing many genres with only one track break.
"It’s time we all got much better acquainted with Eric Mayson” -Okayplayer
AKA Zoo Animal, H.E.Z.-Hometown grunge band Zoo Animal is one of the tightest acts in the Twin Cities. At the helm is Holly Hansen (formerly Holly Newsom), who tempts audiences with soft opening chords only to later unleash feisty guitar riffs and raw energy. Hansen’s lyrics are tender, tough and occasionally tinged with rage. -Vitamn
Nelson Thomas Devereaux has been playing saxophone since the age of eight, inspired to pick up the instrument first by the music of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt and the Ellington and Basie big bands that he heard while listening to music with his grandfather. Deeply involved in music from elementary school onwards, Nelson participated in many varied musical projects and ensembles in the Milwaukee area and studied jazz at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, eventually picking up Clarinet and Flute doubles before the end of high school. Making the made the move to Minnesota in 2007 to attend the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. He’s studied with Dave Milne, Mike Lewis, Clay Jenkins and Berkeley Fudge, among others.
Nelson graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance, studying saxophone with the iconic Eugene Rousseau. He also received a Bachelor of Music Education, giving him the opportunity to work with students of all ages/musical styles. Currently, Nelson enjoys listening to as many musical artists and genres as possible, as well as writing and playing new music. Now graduated, you can see Nelson performing with groups around the cities such as The New Sound Underground, Hustle Rose, The Tasty Tones, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Jazzland Wonder Band, and Chihuahua City as well as many other collaborations. He also currently directs 4th and 5th grade school band at Waite Park and instructs woodwinds at Twin Town Guitars.