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Featured Artists

Heidi Pack


With a passion for singing since she was a child, Heidi Pack grew up singing in her parents’ church. Following her passion as she grew older, Heidi formed the popular Twin Ports based country band, Whiskey Trail. A vibrant force in the regional country music scene, you can  enjoy seeing her perform with her band as well as being a featured artists at North of Nashville Music Showcase and Road Show events.

Rafe Carlson


Growing up in northern Minnesota in a family full of talented musicians, Rafe started making a name for himself as a performing artist in the Duluth/Twin Ports area after he left his job of 3 years selling RV’s. As he began to play in front of bigger and bigger crowds, locally and across the country, he turned his attention to songwriting. Currently Rafe is playing shows in Northern Minnesota, traveling the country on small tours, and spending much of his time recording in Nashville.

Shane Nelson


Shane Nelson is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer who has been following his artistic instincts to create since he was a child. Nelson started performing at school and community events when he was 8 years old. In his teens, Nelson built the band, “Crescent Moon”. Along with his band, Shane has earned recognition as one of the Northland’s top local musical acts by winning several battle of the bands competitions, being voted the Northland’s best live musical act by local radio stations, and through live performances throughout the Midwest. As a solo artist, Shane has been featured on PBS Television, has won several singer/songwriter contests, and earned the title of Northland Idol through a local ABC Television affiliate which landed him in Nashville, TN.

Sydney Hansen


Sydney Hansen embraced music and entertainment at the age of 6 and never let go. Her hard work as a country-esque crooner and roots guitarist is starting to pay off as she has expanded her musical reach from Minnesota to Nashville. She recently teamed up with iconic Grammy composer Kent Wells along with management from Ablaze Entertainment to promote her maturing songwriting and performance skills. Hansen’s sound features the bright, confident twang of the Nashville scene but pleasantly keeps the earnest unassuming cool of her North Star state home.

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