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Dylan Salfer, River Falls, plays a Fender Stratocaster signed by several famous musicians. Salfer, a 15-year-old River Falls High School student, plays blues with people often more than twice his age, often at various locations around the Twin Cities. (River Falls Journal photo by Gretta Stark)

Young and talented and boy does he have the blues

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Where most teens work cash registers, mow lawns or ask people if they’d like fries with that, 15-year-old Dylan Salfer is singing for his supper.

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Salfer’s first job was teaching his father’s friend to play guitar. He soon moved on to playing and singing the blues with his band “The Dylan Salfer Trio.”

Unlike most teenagers, Salfer’s current job isn’t just a way to make money. It’s what he hopes is the start of a long musical career.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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