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The Host Country @The Mill
January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
The Host Country from Des Moines, IA brings you rock infused with Americana, blues, and folk. Unique, lyrically driven music that’s inviting and sincere, but tinged with the rawness of the emotions that live within love, longing, regret, joy, and everything in between. Dual vocalists & songwriters Ty Wistrand (guitar) & Diana Weishaar (keys) along with a solid crew of Tom Rue (bass), Ethan Weishaar (drums), and Michael Lovan (guitar) use their music to tell a story that’s heartfelt, relatable, and magnetic.
The group has recently performed at multiple large festivals & events in Iowa: 80/35 Music Festival, the Iowa State Fair, Des Moines Arts Festival, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Music Festival, etc., and have opened for bands such as James Taylor, Old 97’s, The Mowgli’s, Hockey Dad, Bad Bad Hats, Desert Noises, The O’My’s, Them Coulee Boys, and more. After several busy years of touring and playing local shows/festivals, The Host Country plans to release their 3rd full length album in the spring of 2020.
Featured on the curated Spotify playlist “ListenICJanuary2020” by the Iowa City Nighttime Mayor: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1PBVAZcWDHQwQxJVZiOwj7?si=ncmzzU1nSTCus46bXXtTvw