One More Night / Dear Prudence

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Sonicbouquet is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge.
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One More Night b/w Dear Prudence is the current release from SONICBOUQUET on Blackberry Way Records. Look for the new video "One More Night" on the Blackberry Way Records youtube channel on our website.

SONICBOUQUET is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge. Their 2012 Monty Lee Wilkes produced album debut, Bloom, reflects strong Beatles/Big Star influences. The last release SECRET GARDEN, Produced and Engineered by Michael Owens …
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The Soul Remains.

by Swing Set

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Pop formula reminiscent of the Beatles, Byrds and REM, sounding as fresh as it is familiar.(Mpls St Paul Magazine)
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Swing Set "The Soul Remains" was first released on Blackberry Way Records in 1990. The Cd garnered airplay on both college and commercial FM radio stations as well as rave reviews nationwide. "Elegantly simplistic, reminiscent of REM and The Pretenders." -ALBUM NETWORK- "They've got the chops and the sense of style that show cool confidence...what a nice record." - ROCKPOOL MAGAZINE- "The Soul Remains" was named "Best Local Pop Record" by MPLS ST PAUL MAGAZINE …
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Paint the Sky

by Flamin' Oh's

Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
High energy rock from one of the most celebrated bands in Minnesota music history. Formed in the 1970's the band still carries on today. This reissue of "Paint The Sky" was first released in 1987 to critical acclaim on Blackberry Way Records.
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The Flamin' Oh's are one of the most celebrated rock bands in Minnesota music history. First released in 1987 to critical acclaim "Paint The Sky" delivers high energy rock, lovely ballads and a bit of Psychedelia. The LP garnered extended radio airplay on FM and college radio stations including KQ Duluth, Cities 97, K104 and many more. "Masterful subtle psychedelia from this Minnesota group....Roberts finest work, PAINT THE SKY is a recommended LP"- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE- "…
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The Devil's Doorway

by Michael Owens

Released 2013
Blackberryway Records
Released 2013
Blackberryway Records
An eclectic blend of blues based rock,pop & country from the man who founded Blackberry Way Recording Studios That Recorded Mpls bands including The Replacements,The Trash Men,Soul Asylum, Curtis A, The Flamin' Oh's, The Castaways and many more!
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The extended intro on blues based The Devil's Doorway lays down the law that this is a record that isn't in a hurry.Won't Be Satisfied brings up the tempo and the layered vocals are super cool. Bucketfull Of Rain the guitar kills me-both the tone and the playing. Hillbilly Girl a country folk number. Hope Your Happy nothing like a 12 string pop song. Oh Daddy Cool to hear Terri's vocal out front..nice piano. …
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Mini Hits of Minneapolis, Vol. 2: The Best of Blackberry Way

by Various Artists

Released 2014
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2014
Blackberry Way Records
A collection of Pop/ Rock songs from the early to mid 1980's from Blackberry Way Records, Remastered for this release, and featuring some of the best bands from the Minneapolis area.
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BLACKBERRY WAY was formed in 1974 with an eye toward recording emerging Minneapolis rock bands. The studio evolved into a 24 track facility, dedicated to music and hosting over two dozen recording groups a year. If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of the SUBURBS recording IN COMBO as well as most of their Twin/Tone recordings, the first HUSKER DU record, SOUL ASYLUM and of course THE REPLACEMENTS. Most of THE REPLACEMENTS early work …
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Secret Garden

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Sonicbouquet is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge.
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Blackberry Way Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Exquisite Power Pop Band SONICBOUQUET to the Blackberry Way roster. The band opened for Pop Star Tommy Keene at First Avenues 7th St Entry Sept. 12th 2015 to rave reviews. A high energy live show is delivered.

Brave Happy New Year

by Truant Lovers

Released 2013
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2013
Blackberry Way Records
A new song for the holiday,featuring Camille Gage & Terri Owens both late of Tetes Noires along with Michael Owens, Dan (Daddy Squeeze)Newton, Bill Grenke and Ben Kaplan. The song features accordion, stand-up bass, mandolin,ukulele, and sing along vocals.
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In 1989 Jimmy Jam hosted a New Year’s Eve show on TPT Channel 2 TV in Mpls. The Daughters Of Invention, featuring Camille Gage and Terri Owens both late of Tetes Noires, closed out the show with their original composition “BRAVE HAPPY NEW YEAR.” Upon revisiting the video, I knew we had to record this song. I wrote a drum program and we recorded Terri’s mandolin, added acoustic guitar and ukulele and we were off …
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Joseph (Will We Ever Know)

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
This is a song composed for our friend and musician Joseph Berhend, who was murdered with his own guitar in 1989. We want to help bring closure and justice to this tragic event. Joseph was a member of the Mpls rock band "Flamin' Oh's"
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*JOSEPH BEHREND COLD CASE UPDATE* Blackberry Way Records was proud to host Channel 5 ABC Eyewitness News investigative reporter Eric Chaloux as he interviewed Barb Behrend and Terri Owens for a report on Josephs cold case that will air later this month or early May. As many of you know Joseph was murdered in Aug of 1989. The Minneapolis Police Cold Case Unit is trying to bring this tragic event to a close. Terri Owens (Braatz), Josephs …
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Feel the Bern (a Song for Bernie Sanders)

by Michael Owens

Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
This song is a a Rock & Roll shout out for Bernie Sanders. Please share! Part of the proceeds from downloads will be donated to Bernie Sanders.
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This song was composed to try and help move Bernie Sanders campaign for President forward. We wanted to do this in a fun way to try and get more people involved and excited about his campaign. What better way than a fun song that can be shared with friends and family. Please download the song as we will contribute part of the proceeds to Bernie Sanders.