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Chicken Wire Empire - The Common Ground Company $10

Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene.

"There aren’t a lot of bluegrass songs about same-sex relationships, but Twin Cities Americana folk band The Common Ground Company decided to change that. On their new tune, “Emit’s Daughter,” the title character (named Maryann) breaks with her family’s strict traditionalism and begins dating a woman, much to Emit’s shotgun-sportin’ chagrin. The strum-happy five-piece took to a pier on Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago to tell the tale, enduring a 30-degree breeze as they sing into the wind."

- Jared Fagerberg City Pages Local Frames