This Duluth quartet has been wowing local audiences with their mix of jazz, rock, and funk, highlighted by singer/violinist Ren Cooper's standout vocals. They released their much- anticipated debut album, Monochrome on April 20, but of course were unable to give audiences a live taste due to COVID 19 and Minnesota's stay-at-home order. We talked with Ren and guitarist Nick Muska and found out about the band's origin story (there's a vat involved), how they went from a duo to a four-piece, and about making the album when they joined us for a virtual session on April 28, 2020 at 2pm during what would have been Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival. We're celebrating with virtual sessions all week long.
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