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Duluth Homegrown Music writes: In 1979 Terry Bradshaw quarterbacked the Steelers, the Knack just released “My Sharona,” The Muppet Movie, played at the drive-in, and Duluth’s original folk maiden Gina Lee began her professional music career. For the next decade, she gigged in rock and country outfits, and then things like family and work took precedent. Now she’s back playing regular solo shows at Quinlan’s, Beaner’s, and Amazing Grace, to name a few. Her delicate vocals haven’t aged a day. Her 12-string guitar sounds as bright as ever, and while her songwriting has matured, her subject matter remains light and optimistic.
I've been singing for people since I was a small girl, starting out in church. I picked up the guitar when I was 15 and starting writing songs when I was 16. I had my professional debut in 1979 and immediately started a rock band in Bismarck, North Dakota- during the disco era, no less! Later, in the early 1980s I was in a country and western band in the Tacoma/Seattle, Washington, area. Over the years I played a private party once in a while, either by myself or as part of a duo, and sit in with a band on rare occasion. Mostly I just played in my music room, writing songs and slowly acquiring skills and equipment. Meanwhile I raised my son and worked. I recorded my first album "Simply Imperfect" in 2003 using a small multi-track tape recorder. In the Fall of 2011, I decided that I needed to come out of the "basement" (my music studio) and start playing in public on a more regular basis, which I have been doing in the Duluth, MN, area! It's turning out to be a great ride! I have finished my second album "A Soft Place to Land" which is now available for release.