Up South
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Up South

Norwood Young America, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Norwood Young America, MN
Established on Jan, 2014
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Apr
29
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Apr
21
Up South @ Wilson Nite Club

Wilson, Wisconsin, United States

Wilson, Wisconsin, United States

Apr
15
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Apr
14
Up South @ Country Nites Saloon

Hastings, Minnesota, United States

Hastings, Minnesota, United States

Apr
13
Up South @ Rollie's Rednecks

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Apr
07
Up South @ American Legion

Silver Lake, Minnesota, United States

Silver Lake, Minnesota, United States

Apr
06
Up South @ New Germany Hall

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

Apr
01
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Mar
30
Up South @ Landy Lodge

Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States

Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States

Mar
25
Up South @ Down South Bar and Grill

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

Mar
24
Up South @ Arlington City Offices

Arlington, Minnesota, United States

Arlington, Minnesota, United States

Mar
18
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Mar
17
Up South @ The Doublewide

Elko New Market, Minnesota, United States

Elko New Market, Minnesota, United States

Mar
16
Up South @ Green Mill Restaurant & Bar

Shoreview, Minnesota, United States

Shoreview, Minnesota, United States

Mar
10
Up South @ Rooster's Roadhouse

New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States

New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States

Mar
09
Up South @ The Friendly Buffalo

Big Lake, Minnesota, United States

Big Lake, Minnesota, United States

Mar
04
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Mar
03
Up South @ American Legion

Silver Lake, Minnesota, United States

Silver Lake, Minnesota, United States

Mar
03
Up South @ Blue Note Bar & Ballroom

Winsted, Minnesota, United States

Winsted, Minnesota, United States

Feb
24
Up South @ Down South Bar and Grill

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

New Germany, Minnesota, United States

Feb
24
Up South @ The Pavilion

Norwood Young America, Minnesota, United States

Norwood Young America, Minnesota, United States

Feb
23
Up South @ Country Nites Saloon

Hastings, Minnesota, United States

Hastings, Minnesota, United States

Feb
18
Up South @ Cowboy's Saloon

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Circle Pines, Minnesota, United States

Feb
17
Up South @ Dodge House

Lester Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Lester Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Feb
17
Up South @ The Pavilion

Norwood Young America, Minnesota, United States

Norwood Young America, Minnesota, United States

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Bio

Carver County, Minnesota’s Up South has quickly made a name for themselves amongst the upper Midwest country music scene. Since their formation in 2014 the band has played numerous bars, clubs, festivals, fairs, and supported various charitable causes.

Lead singer Mike Villalva moved to Minnesota from Nashville, TN in 2013 and brought the Nashville bar of expectation with him. Members of Up South have written and performed with numerous award winning musicians on both local and national stages. Villalva has worked alongside George Strait in the movie sequel to “Pure Country” and appeared on the hit television show “Nashville”. These collaborations with some of the industry’s top performers have only reinforced their commitment to their craft and level of professionalism.

Recently, Up South released their debut single “Far Too Long” which has quickly gained airplay on multiple radio stations. Currently, the band is gearing to release their follow-up single, “Paradise”. Like it’s predecessor, “Paradise” is self-written and has already garnered radio airplay prior to its official release. Both songs were also included on Volumes 3 and 4 of the charitable CD, “Minnesota Country Salute.” This annual project in cooperation with BOB Country, Minnesota Military Families Foundation, and Tribute to the Troops has raised nearly $100,000 of which all profits go to support the families of those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

In addition to their original music, Up South performs country music’s greatest hits from the ‘50’s through today. Armed with a full five piece band including pedal steel guitar, fiddle, and three part harmonies, Up South has gained considerable notice for their authentic country sound.

Whether it’s writing, performing, or working in film and TV, Up South brings a perfect mix of experience, professionalism, energy, and creativity to every endeavor. We hope to see you at a show soon!

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