WHYnona?

There are Winonan streets that could be right out of parts of New York. The level of cultural activity and community activism, indie music and arts appreciation remind me of time spent in Williamsburg or Bushwick. It reminds me that New York doesn’t hold a monopoly on culture, that great things happening everywhere you go and in the case of Winona, home can be whatever you make it.

WHYnona?

Just over four years ago I stepped foot in Winona, Minnesota for the first time. I couldn’t have known it at the time, but it was the beginning of something so much bigger than where I would spend that summer or do a little Spear(e)shaking. Looking back on it now I can say, without hyperbole, […]

Gripping The Book of Love: Q&A with Jacob Grippen on Music Politics Love

Adam Wiltgen interviews Jacob Grippen about love, the Magnetic Fields, marriage equality, and the crossroads of music and politics.

Gripping The Book of Love: Q&A with Jacob Grippen on Music Politics Love

Acoustic singer-songwriter (and southeastern Minnesota native) Jacob Grippen returned to the area Saturday, July 6th for a performance at Some Sum Studio in downtown Winona with Savannah Smith and Austin Weatherhead. Grippen recently released an original studio recording of The Book of Love from The Magnetic Fields’ epic 1999 three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs. Listen […]