Tree Party's third album Iced Over: Thawing Minnesota's Local Lore is a year-long project of researching stories and local history in smaller communities across Minnesota. MSAB 2013 Artist Initiative Grant recipient Joey Ford found his inspiration in small town museums and historical centers for this album, including songs about “Dorothy Molter: The Root Beer Lady,” “Wrinkle Meat: The 137 Year Old Man" and “Helmer Aakvik: The Old Man of the Inland Sea." Iced Over is a musical tribute to Minnesotans who have come before us and a celebration of their legacy.
Their first original album, self-titled and hot-iron branded, took on Western motifs and Midwest themes, while their following album evolved over a year collaborating with “The 7-Shot Symphony,” an epic, live cowboy show which was awarded a 2011 Ivey Award for Best Overall Production.
Band Members: Joey Ford, Jenna Wyse, Travis Bolton and Andy Carroll
All photos on this website are taken by Matt Gorrie.
An album inspired by local Minnesotan stories including: Dorothy Molter "The Root Beer Lady," Wrinkle Meat "The 137 Year Old Man" and Helmer Aakvik "The Old Man of the Inland Sea." This MSAB funded project will have its release date on February 9th, 2014 at the Cedar Cultural Center.
Tree Party's original Spaghetti-Western style soundtrack to "The 7-Shot Symphony," a live epic cowboy theatre piece, landed them the 2011 Twin Cities Ivey Award.
Saturday April 16th: RECORD STORE DAY at Hymie's Vintage Records
Saturday May 14th: Bunker's, Minneapolis 9:30
Sunday July 17th: Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, MN