“Pushing Chain, out of northern Minnesota, gave a wonderful performance, a perfectly timed duo of guitar and fiddle topped off with exuberant vocals that left everyone in the room grinning. Give me more like this!”
— Suzanne Cadgéne, Elmore Magazine

“Minnesota folk to a tee.”
— Tony Bennett, Duluth News Tribune

“The two friends’ songs reverberate with country, jazz, and life up near the Canadian border.”
— Youa Vang, Minneapolis City Pages”


Pushing Chain on The Great Northern Radio Show, 2015. Photo by Grant Frashier

Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. Their Americana-roots sound has been winning them fans across the Midwest.

Recently, the duo has performed in venues and shows as varied as:

  • Target Field, where they sang the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins
  • Opening for Bill Staines, Flatt Lonesome (IBMA 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year) and John Hiatt
  • Rural Arts and Culture Summit
  • New York Mills Cultural Center
  • Harmony for Mayo Music Series in Rochester, MN
  • Big Top Chautauqua
  • Hobgoblin Music in Redwing, MN
  • Several folk and bluegrass festivals around the region
  • Grand Kabaret in New Ulm, MN
  • Venues across Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Ohio, and beyond

In the past several years:

  • Placed 2nd in the Vocal Duo competition at the Minnesota State Fair
  • Placed 3rd in the MBOTMA Race for a Place band contest
  • Boyd is an award-winning songwriter, placing 2nd at Big Top Chautauqua in 2012 and being named Upper Midwest Songwriter of the Year in 2014 as part of the River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Festival
  • Featured on The Playlist (WDSE-TV, Duluth) and White Wall Sessions (both television and radio from Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Signed with Kingswood Records

Singing the National Anthem at Target Field, June 2015, Twins VS White Sox

Recording for the White Wall Sessions, 2015. Photo by TST Photography

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