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Local Indie Artist Returns to Campus

Oct. 29, 2010--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will once again host the popular indie music of “We Are The Willows,” Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest of the University Center.

Students and community members have the opportunity to hear local performer “We Are the Willows”’ Peter Miller, a native of Eau Claire. Now residing in Minneapolis, he performed at UWRF last year and drew in more than 100 students and community members.

“He has a great and distinctive sound,” says Amy Aschenbrener, student concerts programmer and a senior marketing communications major from Vadnais Heights, Minn. “His songs are casual enough where you don’t need to already know his music to enjoy it.”

Miller has released his debut album, “A Collection of Sounds and Something Like The Plague,” since his last visit to River Falls.

City Pages has said of Miller, “[He] is a standout singer, the likes of which haven’t been heard in the Twin Cities since the tragic passing of Jeff Hanson, and it’s his voice, in all its haunting, head-turning purity, that makes him one of the most fascinating young performers to emerge in the past few years.”

UWRF students Lindsie Freeborn, a sophomore pre-professional major from River Falls, and Brandon Robinson, a freshman marketing communications major from Altoona, will open the event with an acoustic performance with their band “Color Me Yours.” Fans will have a chance to meet and greet with Miller after the performance.

“He likes to chat with fans after each show,” notes Aschenbrener. “This is nice for students who don’t necessarily get to go to shows a lot in Minneapolis.”

“It’s important for us to support local musicians as we are very lucky to have so many talented artists just across the river,” says Karyn Wells, event coordinator.

Doors open at 8:45 p.m. This is a free event, open to the public. For more information, contact Wells at 715-425-4444.


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