Moose Gronholm's Profile

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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ALBUM REVIEW: The Ivory in the Narrows - Matt Baumann

What has always struck me about Matt are his lyrics. The poetry in their feeling, their simplicity and complexity, and his lyrics all draw me in like a deer in the headlights. Then everything gets put down and shut off and the listening commences.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds - Sad Songs

Sixteen wheels and an open road, oh wait. Well maybe four wheels, the open road, and this album. No matter how many wheels you have on your vehicle Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds new record Sad Songs seems like it was made for the open road.

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EP REVIEW: Nothin’ to Fear - Massing

Delving into the lyrics I was finding depth to the lyricism. The songs go through waves of relationships and living life. Getting older, and being sometimes sarcastic, and honest.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Let Me Know by Corduroy Brown

Track after track with this record had me locked in. Throughout the whole album the electric guitars were blazing, the drums crashing, and the bass laying it down nice and smooth.
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Album Review: Nocturne Bouquet: Ray Amor

Through his genre bending style he is going to try to carve out his niche with his music. Nocturne Bouquet is the name of the record. Ray Amor is the artist. You can give him a listen on platforms come Friday June 25th.

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Album Review: Casual Participant

These Casual Participant fellas are comprised of Tommy Cappel (guitar, bass, keys, vocals), Michael Rendell Hensley (vocals, and artwork), Joe Mitchell (vocals, cello), Travis Talbert (pedal steel, guitar), Mark Becknell (drums), Dusty Bryant (piano). A supergroup of local troubadours who have all been in or are in bands together, recorded with each other, and have been doing this music thing for a good long while to sum it all up.

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REVIEW: Anchors - J. Warrick Ford

From a living room couch amidst a pandemic six songs filled my ear canals and traveled through my bones and soul and left me wanting more. J. Warrick Ford is one half of Warrick and Lowell and is also a third of Chelsea Ford & the Trouble. Through a year of isolation, sheltering in place, and quarantining, he recorded this album.

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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.”