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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 with harp guitar, Credit: Benny Moreno
Dan Schwartz is a guitar playing musical omnivore. He is one of the few reviving the harp guitar, a regular acoustic guitar with a set of bass stri...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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From the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s a five-story building in the heart of Manhattan served as a gathering place for jazz musicians and other a...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Woody Guthrie’s book Bound For Glory is now over 75 years old. It’s a book that told it like it was about the great depression. In honor of this Po...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Victor Wooten is generally regarded as the most accomplished bass guitarist of his generation and is one of the founding member of the multiple Gra...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: :45
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
Caption: Phil Heywood, Credit: Rebecca Pavlenko
Over the years, Phil Heywood has written a steady stream of guitar music. He also performs songs written by others, but re-worked to fit his style ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Phil Heywood, Credit: Rebecca Pavlenko
Over the years, Phil Heywood has written a steady stream of guitar music. He also performs songs written by others, but re-worked to fit his style ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Artemio Posadas, Credit:  Maria Virginia Prieto Solis
National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas has devoted his life to keeping the Mexican musical tradition of son huasteco vibrant. We learn about Pos...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 2
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The collaboration of American jazz artists such as Miles Davis and Art Blakey with French filmmakers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Film schola...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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: Sawtooth Bros, Credit: Scot Ward
The Sawtooth Bros band members are in their young 20s, and have been playing together half their lives. They play in the Hilde Performance Center i...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rhonda Laurie, Credit: Daniel J Moore
Minneapolis Jazz singer Rhonda Laurie is all about emotion. And she’s singing at Vieux Carre in Saint Paul on Wednesday Aug 30 from 8 till 11. In a...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: City Counselor, Credit: Aaron Rice
You expect pop songs to relate to romance. But not so with City Counselor. Nicky talked to Phil Nusbaum about the inspiration for City Counselor ...

  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jelloslave, Credit: Cameron Wittig
After Minneapolis cellists Jacqueline Ultey and Michelle Kinney met after having heard of each other for years, they discovered musical similaritie...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities jazz Fest takes place Thurs-Sat June 21-23. There is a lot of local jazz at the event, much of it at the Black Dog in Lowertown Sai...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Ciites Jazz Festival is coming, and The Black Dog in Lowertown stages a lot of local jazz. It starts at the Black Dog this Thurs evening. ...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Elgin Foster, Credit: Benny Moreno
Modern guitarists are difficult to categorize. They seem to take a part of the world’s music or a type of mood, and constantly develop from that ba...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mike Salovich, Credit: Benny Moreno
Mike Salovich, guitarist. And his field on the guitar is the world. His most recent recorded project features tabla player Marcus Wise, and the two...

  • Added: May 17, 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: Elgin Foster, Credit: Benny Moreno
When it comes to modern finger-style guitar, every player seems to have a special stylistic niche. This Saturday, the Icehouse presents three of th...

  • Added: May 15, 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