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Daily interviews with a local focus airing at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday on Northland Morning.

Back Tracks: Three Music Questions with Melissa LaTour

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After six years at the helm of the Homegrown Music Festival, Melissa LaTour is stepping down. “I'm still available for questions and whatnot,” says LaTour who’s been a part of the festival since the first year. "As far as the heavy work, I am retired." Half of her years in the director’s chair meant finding a way through the pandemic. Connecting virtually in 2020 and 2021 helped keep the festival alive and healthy.

When asked about her musical history, LaTour revealed a direct correlation from her first album (which was purchased with babysitting money) to her first concert. And when it comes to a guilty pleasure song, LaTour doesn’t hold back. “There's usually some dancing going through the house.” Yes, around the house... as well as in Milan, New York and Japan.

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Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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