Nick Novotny is Joining the MTMM Team
Hey, friends, it’s been a while since we last gave you an update. As with most of the world, 2020 sent us into a screeching halt.
While holed up during quarantine, we focused on our families, full-time jobs, distance learning, and personal health/safety. Gathering was out of the question, so My Town My Music fell to the wayside. After many months of finding our bearings in this new way of life, we had time to contemplate where we wanted to take My Town My Music.
Eventually, a few conversations brought us to the conclusion that, while a great many things are still unknown due to COVID, we want to continue this passion project we’ve been cultivating since 2017. Operating a side hustle on top of our already-full lives has been, at times, a precarious balancing act; however, through this venture, we have found a gorgeous community in Rochester’s music and arts scene, and we still have plenty to learn about it. As it continues to grow and change, we’d like to evolve with it. Decision made!
Our next thought was that MTMM could benefit greatly from another sharp mind and set of hands. A healthy shot of intuition and some follow-up discussion made it clear who we wanted to approach. A few meetings, conversations, and one official Jonny presentation later, we had our answer.
With that, we are absolutely ecstatic to officially announce Nick Novotny as a part of the My Town My Music team!
You may know Nick as an active musician in the community. He’s the man behind the kit for Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty (and previously for Loud Mouth Brass) and the founder of The Rochester Thaw. In his earlier days, Nick was also a member of Winona band The Weathered Heads, and worked for both Mid West Music Fest and the MN Beethoven Festival, all of which bring valuable connections to the table as well. On top of his musical prowess, he’s a brewer of beers over at local favorite Little Thistle Brewing Company—a man of many hats!
As the mind behind The Rochester Thaw, we knew Nick had the drive for creating live music events. We helped with some promotion of the festival, and even our minor involvement with The Thaw brought our attention to Nick’s acumen for concert production. He is passionate about all things music, and bringing more shows to Rochester is an aim for him, just as it has been a goal for us.
What better way to start this new chapter than by joining our efforts? The heads behind My Town My Music and The Thaw are now teaming up to bring you more live music action in 2022 and beyond. We are incredibly stoked and mighty fortunate to have Nick join us as co-owner—his energy, talent, creativity, and personality are a huge boon for both our team and the community.
MTMM has some fun lined up for the beginning of the year, in the form of January’s music residency at Thesis Beer Project! Come break up the bleak winter stretch ahead with some hot tunes and excellent brews.
We’re also cooking up some tastiness for the rest of the year, and we cannot wait to let you know what’s in store.
May 2022 be kinder to us all. We’ll see you out there!
*Header photo by Nathaniel Nelson