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Duluth's Woodblind to host soup and song concert Saturday

Expect ska tunes, traditional Mexican soup and a new coloring book in honor of the band.

Veikko Lepisto plucks an upright bass and Jason Wussow plays guitar as both sing into microphones during a 2018 performance. The pair make up the band Woodblind.
Veikko Lepisto and Jason Wussow perform during a 2018 Hillfest performance. The pair make up the band Woodblind, which is releasing a new single, “Watched Pot," this week. The Woodblind full band is performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Wussow’s Concert Cafe.
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Soup’s on for Woodblind and friends.

Local ska band Woodblind Jason Wussow and Veikko Lepisto will be joined by their full band — Jimi Cooper, Tyler Dubla, Eli Bissonett and Bryon Johnson — for Woodblind’s soup and song concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wussow’s Concert Cafe , 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth.

Woodblind will perform songs by Gavin St. Clair, Edward Ojard, Ryan Lane, Chris Kelly and Steve Isakson, as well as the band’s latest single, “Watched Pot,” released this month.

Admission starts at $7 for the all-ages show, featuring Veikko’s Albondigas — a traditional Mexican meatball soup — and a new Woodblind coloring book by Annmarie Geniusz of A.Geniusz_Art.

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If you go

What: Woodblind soup and song showcase

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wussow's Concert Cafe, 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth

Cost: Tickets start at $7, available at

More info:

Melinda Lavine (she/her) is an award-winning features reporter at the Duluth News Tribune, where she has worked since 2014.

She has been a features-focused, multidisciplinary journalist for 10 years, and today, she writes about the heartbeat of our community: the people.

Melinda grew up in central North Dakota, a first-generation American and the daughter of a military dad.

She earned bachelors degrees in English and Communications from the University of North Dakota in 2006, and started her career at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald that summer. She helped launch the Herald's features section, as the editor, before moving to Duluth in June 2014 to do the same at the DNT.

Contact her: 218-723-5346,
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