Mike Emerson, of Iowa Falls, has been playing in bands for 30 years. Today, he’s in One Track Mind, which is pictured above and includes (from left) Ryan Rolph, Katie Brown, Emerson and Joe Schwenneker.
Brian Herrin, of Iowa Falls, (second from left) has performed all over the world, for all different kinds and sizes of audiences. He's pictured above with his former band, Decoy, with whom he played for five years.
Bands like Superquiet (pictured above playing at Wooly's in Des Moines) put in long hours of work for very little payoff. Still, musicians (from left) Mark Wohlert, Dalton Siler and Robert Strain find it hard to walk away. Being in a band, for them, isn't a job, it's a calling.
When Mike Emerson first picked up a guitar, he wanted to be a rock star. It wasn’t about the music as much as it was the image. Now, 30-some years later, it’s less about the image and more about music.
Tank Anthony came back to music after years away. His goal, at first, was just to play and sing again. Now he’s looking to make it big.