Built on the strengths of Rochelle Luoma’s vocals and Nate Mattson’s guitar, James & Younger brings honesty and intensity to their songs. Talented songster Luoma and guitarist Mattson began collaborating in 2008, writing and recording songs. Bassist Ethan Thompson has since joined the band; Jeramie Olsen lends his skills on the drums; and keyboardist George Elsworth unites the group. James & Younger now perform throughout the Duluth area.
James and Younger combine easy listening of soul music, excitement of rock, and melodies of R&B music to create their one of a kind sound. Fresh off their latest show at Beaner’s Central in Duluth, on February 11, the band brings their musical talent to The Playlist. Look to the band’s website reverbnation.com/jamesandyounger for new releases and local event dates or check out the James & Younger Facebook page for the band’s latest updates.
Jen-Ann’s clothing designs favor clean lines and a strong sense of architecture. As a force behind Duluth’s Fashion Forward Collective, she’s working on creating pieces for a public showing with a handful of local designers. Jen-Ann plays with a mix of various textures and smart, unique details to build fun, yet functional, fashion for people who want to make a statement all their own. Visit her home studio with The PlayList for a preview of the Fashion Forward Collective show at Clyde Iron in Duluth, March 25.