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Clowquill musicians, from left, Justin Long, Joshua Boterman and Joe Alden will be performing in Duluth next week and at the Ror Schach Music Fest in Park Rapids July 28. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Newly-formed Clowquill gaining fans

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This spring, a trio of local musicians formed a friendship and band that's moving up the ladder of success - by octaves.

Joe Alden and Justin Long, who grew up in Park Rapids, began jammin' in October, Long a guitarist and vocalist, Alden on drums.


"The songs were coming together," Long said of their hard rock and metal compositions. But a bass guitarist was lacking in the mix - until March, when Joshua Boterman "hung out for a day" of music.

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