Martin Zellar

Immediately after graduating from high school Martin moved to Minneapolis and formed the country-rock band The Gear Daddies with friends and fellow austinites Nick Ciola, Billy Dankert and Randy Broughten. The Gear Daddies had some success, and a lot of fun, and considered themselves lucky to have been part of the 1990’s Twin Cities music scene. They amicable parted ways in 1992. Martin went on to record and perform as a solo artist and...

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Ken Valdez

Ken Valdez has been called “The Best Kept Secret” by well known/respected names in the industry. This guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer is grateful for the title, however, it is one he wishes to break free from. Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, now a resident of St. Paul, MN, his love for music was apparent early on and it became his calling. After 3 albums, thousands of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, Ken took...

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Turpentine Wine

Brought together by no real notable world event or strange coincidence, just a passion to create music. Lisa Rowland and Bronson Bergeson together formed Turpentine Wine. The musical duo combines their broad musical tastes and backgrounds, that feature Lisa’s soulful vocals and Bronson’s guitar work, which delivers a clearly authentic sound. What you see is what you get, good honest American music often compared to artists such as...

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Kat Perkins

Kat Perkins most recently reached the TOP 5 on Season 6 of NBC’s ‘THE VOICE”. Hailed by ‘THE VOICE’ music director Paul Mirkovich as “The best female rock singer we’ve ever had on the show…” Kat’s career has taken her all over the world, having performed alongside acts like Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters to name a...

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Todd Hurst

After spending 2 ½ years as the lead singer for the local duo Greene & Hurst, the time came for Todd Hurst to form his own band, continue writing songs, and get back in the spotlight alone. “Ending Greene and Hurst was heartbreaking. JD and I were gaining momentum and had built a decent following in the twin cities area, but life called and we made a decision” Todd went out and put together one of the city’s best backing bands, using...

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