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If you live anywhere close to the Pacific Northwest, you may have heard of the name Kalispell, as it is a city in Montana. While Montana is technically not in the Pacific Northwest, some consider Montana to be a close cousin. What does that have to do with this Kalispell? That is the name Shane Leonard uses for his own music and he calls Eau Claire, Wisconsin home. The press release states “he’s toured the UK opening for Jeff Tweedy, worked with Field Report, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), The Stray Birds, Sara and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird), Ben Sollee, Evan Ziporyn (Steve Reich, Bang On A Can), Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne, Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter), Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Robbie Lackritz (Feist), MIT’s Balinese Gamelan, Berklee College Of Music’s Ensemble Robot, and taught music through the Exploration School at Yale University, Augusta Heritage Center, and other programs throughout the US but what you want to know is why does Kalispell matter?
If you know him for his work with Field Report, you may fall in love with his album as Kalispell when Cartouche Records will release Printer’s Son on the third of June. The song he wants to share with you is called “Windfall”.