Beyond The Trees is an acoustic duo made up of Alek Glauvitz and Arja Lea Niskanen from Minneapolis, MN.
They perform an eclectic acoustic mix of folk, original, contemporary and classic rock. Their original music blends a Minnesota/North Shore sensibility with an urban/bluegrass-folk feel for a very unique sound.
They have performed over 100 shows from the Twin Cities to Southern Minnesota and to the most northeastern border of the state; from central Wisconsin to Wisconsin’s northern lake shores.
Beyond The Trees writes songs that have a personal touch, talking about real life experiences from the happy little moments in life like a child's laughter or a walk in the woods, to the real deep, hard to talk about struggles such as depression, death and heart-ache. Their music is written with the purpose of exposing those emotions to the listener in the hopes that the listener can know they are not alone in these daily struggles that life throws at all of us. Beyond The Trees hopes to paint a picture for the listener through their melodies and lyrics to bring the listener out of their physical space and into a warm blanket of musical comfort.