Based in the heart of the Driftless Region in La Crosse, Wisconsin,
Momentous Records celebrates the spirit of the independent artist
This is the first video from Stone's Throw, Kit Mayer's new album on Momentous Records. I'm Still Standing features Kit on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jeff Sherin on lead guitar, Mark Davini on keys, Hans Mayer on bass and Terry Nirva on drums. This version of the song was recorded live at the Stone's Throw release party at Leo & Leona's in Newburg Corners, Wisconsin. Learn more about all of Kit's music on his Momentous artist page.
We teamed up with the Friends of the La Crosse River Marsh on the new release Backwaters by Momentous Records artist Mike Starling. John Sullivan's marsh photography is featured in the album's first video "The Floating World" above. We are also making the complete album free to download at Bandcamp. In return, we ask that those who are able consider making a small donation to help the Friends of the Marsh on their volunteer, nonprofit mission to preserve the wetlands of western Wisconsin, one of the inspirations for Starling's new collection of guitar-based instrumental music. Learn more on Mike's artist page.
A live peformance of "Dis 'n Dat" by the John Paulson Big Band at the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. A studio recording of the Paulson-penned original composition is the first track on the band's Five Years On album, which is now being distributed by Momentous Records. Learn more on Paulson's artist page.
Momentous Records artist Lynn Buddick in a live performance of her song "Water" at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. You can watch several other songs from the concert on the Momentous YouTube channel. The original studio recording of this song is on her album Ghost in the Bed.
A live performance of "Sporting Life" by the Mayer Brothers Band at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The original studio recording of the song is on the album Sporting Life by Kit Mayer and the Careful Flies, recently remastered and re-released on Momentous Records. Another version is on the Mayer Brothers Band album Stay Out of the Rain.
A short taste of the latest Momentous Records jazz release: The Commission Project, produced by Rich MacDonald for the JazzMN Orchestra. Learn more at the JazzMN artist page. (Fun fact: Momentous Records artist Karyn Quinn is the bassist on the new album.)
Momentous Records artists Tom Gullion and Karyn Quinn performing live with drummer Keith Leinart. Their rendition of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" was recorded at The Ark in Viroqua, Wisconsin.
Our promo video for Bean Hoy's It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection on Momentous Records. Learn more about their wry roots funk on the Bean Hoy artist page.
Visit our artists page to learn more about the talented group of Midwest musicians who have joined us in the studio here at Momentous Records. And you can get the latest artist news and videos on the Momentous YouTube, Facebook and other social channels.
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