News St. Joseph — 05 December 2013
Student spotlight: Mehr wants to play expressive, relatable music

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

Logan Mehr is a musician who enjoys blues music. His goal as a musician is to be able to expressively play relatable music. He especially enjoys playing the guitar.

Mehr is a senior at Cathedral High School. He is the 17-year-old son of Michelle and David Mehr. He has two sisters: Baylee, 23, and Taylor, 22.

Fun Facts about Mehr:

Favorite subject:  Any music class

“I’ve been involved in music since my freshman year,” Mehr said. “It’s become a passion.”

Activities he is involved with:  Jazz band, Minnesingers, Jazz Dot Combo (an area jazz group). He is captain of the cross-country team.

“I play the guitar, piano, drums, bass and I sing,” he said.

Favorite leisure activity: Playing guitar

“I play a lot of guitar,” Mehr said. “Most of my time is spent practicing for more gigs and for different groups.”

Favorite movie:  Spacejam

“My dad loved that song when I was little, so every time it comes on TV we end up watching it,” he said.

Favorite music: Blues

“I really like blues music such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and others,” Mehr said. “I love how relatable the music is. When you listen to these guys play, every note they play is showing another emotion and trying to make people feel how they (the musicians) feel. That’s my goal as a musician. I want to express my feelings and have my music be relatable.”

Favorite restaurant: “Buffalo Wild Wings because the wings are unmatchable,” he said.

Favorite food: Anything Italian

Favorite thing he likes to help other people do: Teaching music

“I love teaching people music,” Mehr said. “Whether it’s helping them learn a specific instrument or helping them understand the way they solo. It’s my favorite thing to do.”

Favorite quote:

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – by Jimi Hendrix

What he wants to do when he graduates:   Play music

“I would like to play music,” he said. “Whether I just start playing right out of high school or I go to college. I would like to play music for the rest of my life.”

Something he would change if he could:

“I would want St. Joe to be a big concert site,” Mehr said and laughed. “Have names like John Mayer come and play a concert without having to leave my backyard would be great.”

What he would like to be doing five years from now: Hopefully playing music somewhere.

The thing he likes best about St. Joseph:

“I love how together we are,” Mehr said. “Everyone seems to know each other in some way or another. It’s cool to see how nice everyone is to each other.”

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Logan Mehr is a senior at Cathedral High School. He enjoys playing expressive, relatable music. He especially enjoys playing the guitar.

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Cori Hilsgen
Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.

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