If you've been in central Minnesota for any length of time, your well aware of Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, or seen his other band Sell Out Stereo at a local club or big event like Holly Ball. Justin is stepping out as a solo artist under the name Justin McGuinn to release his debut E.P. titled "Love Songs & Other Strangers" on Miami based record label Essential Media Group. His brother Jason Ploof produced the record with his dad (Dan) providing backing vocals on a few songs. The E.P. will hit all digital retailers (iTunes, Spotify, Apple) in the next couple of weeks. We will update you once we get an official release date from Justin.

Essential Media Group

Justin McGuinn will be doing solo shows locally and around the Midwest initially to promote the new music, with plans to take it nationwide this summer. He's in talks to open for O-Town on select dates, and plans to release a single to radio this month. I've had the pleasure of being involved with this project since day one, and serve as co-executive producer and management.

Please take a minute to visit his social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. You can also see his tribute to 1967 and The Summer of Love next month at Pioneer Place on Fifth. Details HERE.

Listen to "My Heart is Where You Are" below...