Dance Attic was formed in late 2014 by Suzi Ludwig (accordion, vocals) and Jimi Cooper (guitar, ukulele, vocals). Their quirky and unique musical tastes eventually evolved past jamming on old favorites and they soon began writing songs of their own. After working up a set list they decided to play their first live show but neglected to come up with a name for the duo.

 

          Luckily a friend came up with the name Dance Attic at their first show upon observing the music they perform has a dusty, old vibe, like the vintage records one might find in an attic. After taking swing dance lessons together, Jimi cleared some space in the attic of Suzi's barn to create a practice space for dancing. So the name Dance Attic was a perfect fit. 

 
          Their set list consists of many originals and old favorites ranging from old time country and polka to Italian and Norwegian instrumental pieces. Although their original music is hard to pin down to a particular genre, it is packed with old-time charm and fun. Together their energy and positivity radiate through their live performances. 


          Dance Attic released their debut album “Cabin Fever” in 2017. It's available on iTunes, cdbaby.com  and at live shows. 

          Their second album “Livin’ for Today” was released in July 2020. 

           Dance Attic will celebrate a double release of their Christmas EP “At Christmas Time” and their children’s book “Livin’ with a Bear” on November 28, 2020. The book is based on the song of the same name from the second album “Livin’ for Today.” (Illustrated by Jimi Cooper).

Links:

Perfect Duluth Day 2020 article (Homegrown Music Festival Cameo)


KUMD 103.3FM- Duluth - Dance Attic virtual Live from Studio April 23, 2020

 Duluth Fox News Channel 21 feature May 2020


KUMD 103.3 FM Duluth - Dance a Attic live in the studio

 

Duluth News Tribune article. Dance Attic CD release and Homegrown Music Festival


Northland Reader CD Review


Perfect Duluth Day - Dance Attic band profile

 

The Current 90.9 FMt - Duluth Local Show - Interview

 

PBS Playlist (WDSE WRPT/PBS North) - Dance Attic feature