The Cline Connection is the duo of cousins Tim Cline and Clif Cline. Both musicians have been involved in music since the late 1960's. Tim and Clif have played together in different music groups from time to time since 1974.
The Cline Connection is two guitars and vocals doing performing everything from pop standards, oldies, rock & classic country along with gospel selections. They are also occasionally joined on state by Clif's wife Ellen on vocals, keyboards & Flute.
The Nite Owls are a polka variety band that were established in 1985. They have played throughout the Midwest, Ontario and are local favorites. Kevin and Marlene, the leaders, both came from musical families and at one time were accompanied by all of their children. The Nite Owls have become a Minnesota favorite. The band has been awarded by the Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association for their Polka Variety style dancing music. So far, they have made eight recordings available for purchase, are aired on Polka Variety Radio shows and have made several television appearances too.
Featuring all types of music:
--Classics from the 30’s,
40’s and 50’s
--Old Time Country
--60’s Rock & Roll
Playing the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, hammer dulcimer, whistle and more, the group offers a variety of folk, bluegrass, gospel and Irish music.
The girls also do a combination of Irish line and Kentucky clog dancing.
The Meire Grove Community Band represents a rich history and tradition that once flourished in nearly every Minnesota small town. Located in Stearns County with a population of only 125 people, this small farming community boasts of having the oldest, continuously performing community band in the entire state of Minnesota. The band was organized in 1883.
The current director is Vern Meyer, who is in his 59th year of wielding the baton. After graduating from St. John’s University, Meyer served as a high school band director in Bertha-Hewitt and Melrose until the lure of the land and a life style called him back to the family farm.
The Steel Drum, or "Pan", is a unique
instrument, and one of the most recently
invented! It is a skillfully hammered 55-gallon
oil barrel which has been carefully tuned by
hand to produce perfect musical tones. The
drums were developed on the Caribbean island
of Trinidad during the early years of the 20th
century. Now listen live as Kimbly brings the
fun to you.
Gig Noonan consists of Mike and Cindy Noonan. Mike is lead vocalist and plays acoustic and bass guitar along with processed music. Cindy is the technical support person of the duo, which includes, but not limited to queueing up the music and running the light show.
They play classic country, classic rock, 50's, 60's and 70's.
Al Lang lives in Sleepy Eye with his wife (Pat) of 44 years. He has been blessed with 4 grown children and grandchildren. He grew up listening to his Grandfather on fiddle, uncles on guitar playing that old traditional Country western/Old time music. Through the 47 years he has performed in many different bands and with many great and talented musicians.
His biggest influence in his music career has been Merle Haggard, with Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Gene Watson, Lefty Frizzel just to name a few. His current mission is to keep that traditional country music alive and to share his love of the music with others. Having a seasonal trailer in Sauk Centre on Big Sauk Lake Resort, there may be a good chance of catching Al Lang (The Muleskinner) performing during the spring, summer and early months in the fall.