a cottage music industry


New Shows Scheduled!

Just scheduled two dates at Amore Coffee

Friday March 1st, 7-8:45 pm


Saturday April 13th, 7-8:45 pm

Both at Amore Coffee, 879 Smith Ave W, West Saint Paul, MN, 55118.


Oh Holy Night

Happy holidays from the Bloom family!

Although it doesn’t look like it from this blog (only one other post this year, what?!), we’ve been busy. Julia has written and recorded 51 songs (see juliabloom.wordpress.com) with one left to go for the year.

We gutted and renovated our kitchen. No more washing lettuce in the bathroom sink!

And we started another band, The Foragers, performed several times so far, and are finishing up a second videosong with that band. Here’s the first one:

We look forward to more music in the year ahead, and wish you a very merry whatever-you-celebrate and a happy new year!

Songs a Week 2018

After taking a year off in 2017, Julia joined up with #songaweek2018 and is writing – surprise – a song a week this year. Both weeks 6 and 7 have turned out to be Cabin of Love songs. Here they are:


Happy Holidays 2017!

From our snow-topped cabin to yours, season’s greetings, peace, joy and love!

Back in Minnesota

Just a quick update that we have moved back to Minnesota after four fun years in Colorado. We’re getting settled into our new home in Saint Paul, undertaking a complete kitchen renovation, replacing the boiler and water heater, etc. etc. . . . BUT yesterday our friend Kirk came over for the first of what we plan to be a weekly Monday afternoon rehearsal, and we look forward to getting back into performing around the Twin Cities and recording at home in the not-too-distant future (next Sunday AD?!) *Geek points awarded to the first person to comment with the source of that little gem 🙂

Here’s a video we made with Kirk a long time ago (in a town not that far away):

Live Love LoCo Loveland!

Just scheduled, we’ll be performing at LoCo Artisan Coffee in downtown Loveland, Colorado, next Saturday February 11th, 6-8 pm.

The address is 544 Cleveland Avenue, just across the street from the post office (Valentine Station!).

This is the high holy weekend in Loveland because it’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day which means it’s also the Fire and Ice Festival! Make a day of it, check out the ice sculpting, breweries, other live music, art galleries . . . then settle in for hot drinks and cozy music with us, just a small jaunt off the main drag.

Aleppo (Merry Christmas Once More)

Here’s Julia’s song for week 50 of #songaweek2016. With Nathan on slide guitar.