The Northbound Caravan was born to celebrate the quality of music created in Northern Minnesota and to celebrate these musicians' talent and dedication. This music-filled episode of The PlayList highlights the union of these artists on one stage at Amici's Event Center in Ely, Minnesota.
White Iron Band started in Ely with frontman Matt Pudas, keyboardist Eddie Juntunen, and guitarist Sammy Weyandt. Since then the group has expanded, moved to Minneapolis, and continued to evolve. White Iron Band maintains its a focus on "old cowboy legends canonized by the Highwaymen." Join the PlayList as we catch the Northbound Caravan and headliners, White Iron Band.
Ol' Yeller is a long-time project of Minnesota Rock legend Rich Mattson. The band features the classical line up of guitar, bass, and drums for a "tight live show." For Northbound Caravan, they backed vocalist Germaine Gemberling and added guest artists on fiddle and pedal steel guitar to rock the stage.
The Slamming Doors play a crowd pleasing set with frontman Adam Herman, Matt Johnson & Craig LaSart doing double duty as organizers & wranglers of Northbound Caravan.
Yofi blends traditional sounds from varying ethnic origins to produce enthralling melodies with Eli Bissonett on fiddle, Joey Kenig on guitar, and Robin Anders on drums.
Down home, soulful country is what you get when you walk in on the Christopher David Hanson Band. This country quintet takes pride in its Iron Range roots and home, and nothing communicates that more than their raw sound at a live show.