Michelle has an honest folk-like style of writing injected with a
quirky twist and a soulful voice. Everywhere she goes, her senses are
open to be influenced by what she judges as useful. With an avid
fascination regarding the English language, Michelle reads whatever she
can get her hands on. She also enjoys playing and listening to a
variety of musical styles such as bluegrass, gospel, rock, reggae, jazz
In October of 2005, at 19 years old, she self-produced her first CD, "Jump Roping in Chains." It consists of 13 personally written songs ranging in subject matter and musical style. These tight compositions point to an emerging singer-songwriter with unmistakable talent that goes beyond anything technically measurable.
Lookbook performs in Minneapolis, upcoming shows will be at the Whole at the University of Minnesota:Twin Cities and at the Turf Club.
Matt Riehle is a small town St. Paul native with a big city passion. He is particularly drawn to music of the 60's and 70's, placing Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan at the epitome of musicality. It is with this influence that he sings, plays, and reinvents any song or style he sees fit. Some might refer to him as a folk musician, some as a rock star, and in reality he is those things and more. You can catch him at the Artist's Quarter in downtown, or singing at Shamrocks with his bands, original rock and roll super group 'The Notties', and the best classic rock cover band in Minnesota, 'Young Lust.' More of his work can be found via his YouTube channel.
Winning tracks from each contest are selected by panelists from within the music industry. Each week a three-song playlist from the winning submissions will be featured on the mnartists.org and Summit Brewery web sites. Quarterly listening parties at area venues will take place and a compilation CD of music from the yearlong contest will be produced.
Submission Specifications and Entry Process Any and all types of music accepted; only three tracks per musician will be reviewed for possible inclusion on the CD. Tracks can be uploaded to artist pages on mnartists.org, and a URL of the page can then be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must come from mnartists.org members. To sign up for membership, visit www.mnartists.org/join.do?action=join. For assistance with registration or with uploading music tracks, please e-mail email@example.com or call 612.375.7611.