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Moose Gronholm

Moose is originally from Chicago. The river's howl and the string band music brought him here via steel horse known as a Ford Taurus in 2011. He found the pen and word before he could play a note on a guitar. He experiences life and writes about it. See the country and of its wondrous places. Those are his two mottos. He loves Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, and Kerouac, Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Alcott, and Atwood. That's Moose, a simple dude who loves music and writing, and his family.

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Year in Review: Moose's Favorites

As 2020 draws close to its end for what has been for a lot of folks a trying year, to put it mildly, there are some things about it that were great. And, in the music and arts department we were gifted with some great albums.

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Album Review: Love is King- Jeff Tweedy

Early on these songs that ended up on Love is King were sort of like misshapen shapes, but as the pandemic has gone on, and the songs were getting shaped into what we have on the album I was given a mild peek behind the curtain.

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The Mountain Minor: A Soundtrack Review

 The soundtrack of The Mountain Minor is just as much a part of the film as the film itself. It’s hard to imagine what the film would be like without these songs.

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Album Review: Meat, No Sides - Cutler Station

Somewhere in the backwoods of Appalachian Ohio lives an unorthodox – yet – affable sapient creature knit together of volatile melodies, visceral power – pop energy, and scathing intellectual prowess – and its name is Cutler Station.

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Die Midwestern: The Singles: Arlo McKinley

During all this pandemic fog something peeked itself through the clouds and let a ray of light in. Not only did Arlo McKinley drop two singles for his new record but he also was signed to John Prine’s “Oh Boy Records.” The album Die Midwestern will be dropping soon. I’m here to talk about the two singles that were dropped, “Die Midwestern” and “Walking Shoes.”

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Album Review: RTJ4

RTJ4 is quite possibly the most important album for this year and for this moment we are in. The record is eleven tracks at forty-two minutes. Each track could probably stand alone, but within the album it plays like a book or a movie. The tracks are funky, and bang like in the way only RTJ can.
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EP Review: My Messy Mind: Charlie John

The one thing that really stands out is Charlie’s voice, the guy can really sing. He has a strong voice and that carries throughout the EP.

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Album Review: Nowhere From Here - Joe Wunderle

Through the gravel in Joe’s voice, and the lonesome sound of fiddle and pedal steel there’s also an Ohio front porch. On a lazy Sunday strumming some chords, a coffee, and maybe a wind chime clanking.

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Quarantunes: Via Moose

While we have all been dealing with our quarantine however we have been dealing with it. Some of us have had to still work, and some are not and are at home trying to figure out if that table really needs to be cleaned again, I mean it’s been an hour? Music has been there for us. To keep us sane amidst a pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before.

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Album Review: Migration Stories - M. Ward

Few artists have been more captivating, for me, than M. Ward. A bunch of years ago I saw him on a VHS tape that had his Austin City Limits guest appearance on it. He played on a few songs with Bright Eyes / Conor Oberst. I had never heard anything like that before and being under the influence of some things I made sure to make a mental note of this guy’s name: M. Ward.

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Album Review: Square One - Payzant

Late in 2019 I was roaming through Instagram when I came upon a picture from my tattoo artist and his wife. They were proud of their son and stepson respectively Jacob Payzant for releasing his first album. So, I did what any music lover does in this situation, and I went looking for it, found it, and listened to it.

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Remembering John Prine

John Prine soon became a part of my musical family. My brother and I would sit out on our back porch or take a drive somewhere, and the soundtrack was John. It's not easy putting this all into words. Because when someone like John Prine loses the fight it makes the world a little less bright.