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Rhinelander musicians gather for a night of collaborationSubmitted: 09/19/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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dhagen@wjfw.com

Rhinelander musicians gather for a night of collaboration
RHINELANDER - Musicians gathered at Nicolet College for a night of collaboration. The local band Boat Patrol set up the event.

Boat Patrol keyboardist Daleth Mountjoy wanted to showcase the great talent in Rhinelander. He also said its always fun to play with other people.

"We've got a lot of people that are doing some really cool things," said Mountjoy. "We can take what they're doing and add our own little flavor to it. So it's not just showcasing someone else. It's collaborating with these other musicians and taking their songs and making them into something new and something fun."

Mountjoy said he met many of the artists at the monthly ArtStart open mic series "In Progress" in Rhinelander. One of those artists is Nate Sheppard.

Sheppard said playing with others makes him a better musician. He also thinks the event is a great way for the musicians to support each other.

"It's awesome to collaborate together, to draw each other's audiences into the same space, to expose our friends to the music of these other artists and vice versa," said Sheppard. "It's just a great, collaborative experience for all of us."

Most of the musicians will be performing at Project North next weekend. The music and sustainability festival will be in downtown Rhinelander.

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