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The Thirties band is a creative playground for Marquette musician's offbeat imagination

Music journalism intern Andy Hansz and songwriter Ray Little
Kurt Hauswirth
Music journalism intern Andy Hansz and songwriter Ray Little

A chat between songwriter Ray Little and music journalism intern Andy Hansz

The following feature was written by music journalism intern Andy Hansz and edited by Kurt Hauswirth:

If it wasn't clear already, the Marquette music scene is incredibly vast for local musicians. What distinguishes these local talents from others is the extent of their reach. We can see this exemplified with the heavily capable Raymond Little, a well-known artist in the area, who apart from his solo career, has been in the works with his band "The Thirties" for some time now.

The group has been making headway with quite a handful of their lyrics centering around the many political and social issues we see very often today. This way of spreading activism pulls together a strong message that leaves the listener in thought, as it breaks the normal barrier of censorship that isn't often touched upon in a lot of other music. Raymond has referred to this side of his music as a go-to for any of his "crazy or wacky thoughts" and that he can throw them all into this box called The Thirties.

Music journalism intern Andy Hansz interviewed songwriter Ray Little about The Thirties:

A conversation with Ray Little of The Thirties

This interview was first broadcast on The Shuffle on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.

The Thirties are currently working on re-recording previous material while putting together a brand-new album. More information can be found at Bandcamp or Instagram.

Listen to The Thirties on Spotify:

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
My name is Andy Hansz, I am a Senior at NMU majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Communication and Social Influence, from Cheboygan, MI. Local music has always been a huge interest of mine, and I couldn't be happier to be working with the artists who perfect it, especially here in beautiful Marquette.
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