Amos Slade front man Nick Engbers experienced a slight makeover in 2017. Tired of toiling away at jobs that were going nowhere, Engbers decided to become a full time songwriter. His decision parlayed the emotional and South Dakota centric EP titled The Inner World. Engbers performed songs off the EP, as well as Amos Slade favorites, at June's 605 Summer Classic Beer & Music Festival in Sioux Falls.
Chris Bedford put out two impressive pieces in 2017. First, was his 13-song album, Picasso. As promised, he followed it with the EP, Purple Hearts. Bedford produces slick blends of hip-hop, pop and acoustic music. He also performed at this summer's 605 Summer Classic in Sioux Falls.