1) "Open mics and opening minds"
Shenzhen Daily Article
Peter Kruse hated playing the piano. A strange place to start for a well-known Shenzhen musician who can play the guitar, ukulele, mandolin and, yes, the piano.
"When I was a kid, I hated piano because my parents forced me to learn it. However, when I was 13 years old, my brother gave me an electric guitar," said Kruse, a native of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.
"I had no teacher and I would just create my own music and have fun with it..."
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2) "Playing on Faith"
Daily Herald Article about Rufus Tree
Elgin Christian Rock Trio Continues Enjoying Growing Popularity.
Put your hands together for a local band with a sound that's "Better than Ezra," but "Less Than Jake."
At least that's what the three young members of Rufus Tree, an Elgin-based Christian rock band, have to say about their style of music, comparing themselves with other bands....
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