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Joey Verskotzi: Verskotzi is Minneapolis based singer-songwriter, Joey Verskotzi. Verskotzi teamed up with local producer, Izaac Burkhart, at the Relic Room Studio in Northeast, MPLS to record the 5-song debut EP, “Lesson Learned.” Songs like “Sell My Soul” and “Give it Rest” have achieved radio play and the attention of local/ regional press. These songs are lyrically honest, giving listeners a chance to hear about and connect with Joey’s pain, loss, and love that inspired the meaning behind “Lesson Learned”.
Ben Rosenbush & the Brighton: Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton is comprised of the namesake Minneapolis singer-songwriter and his orchestral-folk-rock bandmates, whose first self-titled release (performing under The Brighton) charted in the CMJ top 200 lists for 2010. While it was dominated by songs of love and loss, the band’s sophomore effort, A Wild Hunger, finds a storytelling Rosenbush exploring more complex themes such as the lure of ambition, the fragility of hope, and the impending nature of change, as characters are often found struggling against the hungers of fate. Employing a more robust sound with the addition of experimental-flavored guitarist, Jacob Hanson, the band paints mural-sized landscapes that at times reach to explosive dynamics. But in the end, these songs still remain true to their folk birth-place, reassuring of their gentle nature.