CityPages ~ Jerard Fagerberg
Minneapolis guitarist Thomas Nordlund conjures a sense of impending loss through his music. His six-string’s bluesy expressions evoke images of the heartland and the desperate feeling that America’s halcyon days could very well be gone for good. On Monday, Nordlund will release his second album, Miles Left Behind, and the debut single “Where Summer Had Gone” gives a sense of the forgone beauty he’s trying to preserve in that collection of songs. In the video, Nordlund jams with bandmates Ben Abrahamson (banjo), Doan Roessler (bass), and Zach Schmidt (drums) while black-and-white scenes of rural America play nostalgically.