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Songwriters in the Round #28 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts.
April 28, 2022

Video by Jack Doepke
Chisago Lakes Public TV

Every few months we bring in songwriters from across Minnesota and Wisconsin to perform their original music in the intimate setting of the Hallberg Center for the Arts, an old turn of the century church that's been repurposed. 

Featuring Bob Niemiec, Aubrey Gieske and Phil Berbig!

Phil BerbigPhil Berbig

A solo acoustic guitar/vocals performer, the songs I write are songs that tell a story. I believe music should be fun and sad and uncomfortable and uplifting and every other human emotion...but most of all; it should be fun!  I play extensively around the Twin Cities metro area at a variety of venues where I get to mix my songs with covers, and I love doing that. But my favorite part about performing is when I get to introduce my original music to people who are there to genuinely listen and hear the story I am telling.

Bob NiemiecBob Niemiec

I participated as a songwriter a few years ago. I also performed at the outdoor arts festival for a number of years. I've continued to write songs with limited performances due to the pandemic. I am a member of the MN Association of Songwriters and The Songwriters' Circle-Twin Cities.


Aubrey GieskeAubrey Gieske

I would consider myself to be a country/folk/easy listening artist with a little bit of kick of pop and rock thrown into the mix now and then. I have been playing guitar since the age of 12 and have been writing songs since the age of 13. I have played at smaller venues such as wineries, coffee shops, and farmers markets; and have played at larger events like Karl Oskar Day's in Lindstrom and Center City Days in Center City. Aubrey earned a BS Degree in Music at University of WI in River Falls,




Thank you to our sponsors:

Hallberg Family Foundation

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.