Al Church

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival: Day 6

May 7, 2016
Front of stage as Retribution Gospel Choir performs and fans look on
Maxwell McGruder

A freakishly hot day, a sudden, short downpour, and smoke from northern fires filling the air provided an unusual backdrop for Friday’s Duluth Homegrown Music Festival activities.

Early in the summer-like day, some hardy Homegrowners organized a Lake Superior dip in honor of the Festival.

Among several early-evening shows was the Lowland Lakers, whose new CD was released the same day. The band’s Nate Case invited “Picker Tim,” aka Tim Leutgeb, of Black River Revue on stage to play some banjo.

Listen to our session with this Duluth native, now based in the Twin Cities, from March 20, 2015. He's played alongside Haley Bonar and Actual Wolf, among others, and recently released his own alt-pop album, Next Summer.