Beyond the Trees is an acoustic duo made up of Alek Glauvitz (guitar and vocals) and Arja Lea Niskanen (vocals) from Saint Paul, MN. They perform an eclectic acoustic mix of folk, original, and 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 sets over the past five years from the Twin Cities to Southern Minnesota and to the most northwestern border of the state; from central Wisconsin to Wisconsin’s northern lake shores.


Some of these ventures include shows partnered with foundations such as St. Jude Child's Hospital and The Wilder Foundation. Helping give back and support their community is something Alek and Arja always strive for throughout their musical journey.