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.
1st: Eagles Club #34, Minneapolis MN
14th: Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais MN
15th: Electric Fetus, Duluth MN
15th: The Red Star, Duluth MN
21st: Palmer's, Minneapolis MN
27th: Lee's Liquor Lounge,Minneapolis MN- Everly Brothers Tribute show
17th: Aster Cafe, Minneapolis MN
3rd: 2nd Street Stage, Park Rapids MN
27th: 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts, Owatonna MN
1-3rd: Sioux River Folk Festival, Canton SD