At 14 years old, three childhood friends growing up together in Montana wanted to conquer the universe with their ass-searing rock. 12 years later, their goals are more – well, adult. Now the guys in Minneapolis-based Down and Above just want to put out honest music that tells their story . . . set to universe-conquering, ass-searing rock. David Randall Young plays the guitar and sings the high stuff. Ian Martin Allison plays the bass and sings the low stuff. Zachary Shannon Young plays the drums and cymbals and sings the stuff in the middle (and sometimes even higher than the D!).
Lookbook performs in Minneapolis, upcoming shows will be at the Whole at the University of Minnesota:Twin Cities and at the Turf Club.
Nigel Egg is a survivor of the British Blues invasion, stranded here in the 70s when the bus left without him because he really couldn't play the blues like a British invader should. He sounded way too British.
Nigel returned to making music a few years ago and has won a bunch of awards for his songwriting. He is in year two of a four-year plan to become a recognized touring blues musician who can draw 300 people to any particular venue and sell at least 20 CDs at each gig.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7611.