The Singles Series: “Sleep” (live)

Transparent recording process reveals all. My wife walked over to the piano with our new born in her arms. She dipped down with one hand to show the babe how the piano makes noise. I stood across the room, witnessing this, and in her five random notes, received the vision for an entire song. I […]

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We Are Not Farms – But Sometimes We Play Them On Tour

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This month the original Willie Wisely Trio is doing four back-to-back dates in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Gig info is here. We start out with a gig at Skalski’s Farm in Northfield — the city in which many years ago I walked through a mirror, figuratively. It involves the heiress to the world’s largest distillery fortune, […]

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Children And Psycho-Acoustical Phenomena

And they use it. Last Thursday, on the final full day of the family’s summer visit to Minneapolis, Mom and Dad sat in separate cars, parked in a lot recently brimming with vehicles. As daylight crept off to the west and the water skiers packed up their equipment back on the banks of the Mississippi […]

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Wisely Interiew on Examiner.com

Willie Wisely Ambitiously Fosters His Creativity to Find His Dreams. by Monica Millsap Rasmussen. Willie Wisely as a local musician may bring out emotionally charged reactions. “Willie was opinionated and often times just said it the way he felt it and, of course, other musicians didn’t like the criticism.” Steve McClellan, former general manager of […]

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