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Caption: J.C. Sanford and Asuka Kakitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
Inatnas is the work of two modern big band composers, Asuka Kakitani and JC Sanford. When they got together with interviewer Phil Nusbaum, they tal...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, Credit: Becca Dilley
Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. T...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR continues National Poetry Month with a program of readings and conversation at Commerce Bank's The Box Gallery. Poets Wyatt ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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“Drowning Dogs,” a short story by Joan Joffe Hall, recorded at her home in 2006. Song: “Kill That Fly,” by Psychedeladelphia (from The Blister Pa...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:13
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
This Saturday Dec 15 is the 238th straight Saturday night jazz at the Black Dog in St Paul. The Constellation Band opens at 7pm. From 8:30 onward, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Review poster, Credit: Raquel Mendez
Larry Long has an extensive career using songs to promote his vision of a better world. On Nov 10, Larry and a group of other musical luminaries fr...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Nathan Hanson, Credit: Benny Moreno
Nathan Hanson is a saxophonist with international credits who is based in Saint Paul, MN. , in 2006, not long after returning to Minnesota after 8 ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 12:40
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John and Annie Glenn's story is one small step for a man and one giant leap for love. Love is in the stars in South Dakota, where they don’t only c...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 35:06
Caption: Greg Herriges, Credit: Rebecca Goodwyn
Stella Roma was formed to create new music based on what are considered to be traditional sources. The group performs at Café 318 in Excelsior on S...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Radio Curious visits with film maker Ken Paul Rosenthal, whose "work explores the geography of madness through the regenerative power of nature, ur...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Credit: Ryan Taylor
Billy McLaughlin has helped blaze the trail for a guitar style known as tap guitar. But when Billy talked to Phil Nusbaum, we learned that to Billy...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Credit: Ryan Taylor
Billy McLaughlin has carved out a career as a tap style guitar stylist. Catch his act in Minneapolis at the Aster Café, Tuesday July 17 at 8pm. The...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Dan Schwartz, Credit: Benny Moreno
Dan Schwartz, Minneapolis guitarist, explores the harp guitar. It looks a lot like a regular acoustic guitar, with heavy, range-extending bass stri...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Dan Schwartz, Credit: Benny Marino
Dan Schwartz of Minneapolis plays the harp guitar. It looks a lot like a regular acoustic guitar, but with heavy, range-extending bass strings adde...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Humans - you and I - are storytellers and it is through the tales of our lives, not their details, that we come to know one another. In America tod...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:55
Caption: Sawtooth Bros, Credit: Scott Ward
The Sawtooth Bros band members are in their young 20s, and have been playing together half their lives. The group started out playing traditional b...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Abrahamson, Credit: Corinna Bernstein
Ben Abrahamson is a Twin Cities guitarist who specializes in Flamenco. But to Ben, it’s not only the great historic flamenco, but combining the idi...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Monroe Crossing, Credit: Jamey Guy
Monroe Crossing from Minneapolis has been playing traditional and original bluegrass music for decades. The group’s talent and perseverance led to...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:02
Caption: JC Sanford, Credit: Andrea Canter
JC Sanford is a trombonist, composer and arranger. And he has three bands. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, JC addressed the stylistic niches o...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford, Credit: Andrea Canter
JC Sanford is a trombonist, composer and arranger. And he has three bands. On Thursday march 29, he brings the 4-piece combo into Vieux Carre in St...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jay Afrisando, Credit: Hannah Devereux
Jay Afrisando is from Indonesia, where the national form is gamelan music. And Jay is interested in gamelan. But his starting place is really jazz,...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Agriculture, Credit: Julia Meek
It's fields & farmlands we're cultivating this week on Folktales, with a bountiful harvest of musical customs from every corner of the agrarian wor...

Bought by KWMR, WLPR, and WFIU


  • Added: May 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:56
  • Purchases: 3
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We utilize our opening moments dealing with the death of a master. James Cotton was endeared perhaps in America’s blues regions initially, but his ...

Bought by WMOT, KSRQ, KRZA, WJSU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Stanley Kipper, Credit: Miles Kipper
When you see the New Primitives, you’re seeing a band that is a master at creating and maintaining a great vibe. Stanley Kipper helped start the ba...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 08:29
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Lauded as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin”, Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin defies mus...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1