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Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lak...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: John Penny, Credit: Andrea Canter
John Penny is a local guy who has a multi-faceted career in music. These days he is doing a lot of playing, and John leads his group, Equatis, into...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
The guys from Hoaxer have reconvened after another period of study in locations across the continent. They are bassist Charlie Lincoln, drummer Edm...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jack Brass Band, Credit: Jackson Tyler Eddy
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mehaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota exists to dynamic and diverse choral music performed with skill and passion. On April 13 at St mark’s Episcopal C...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 07:58
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
Hoaxer is a band made up of Edmund Catlin, Peter Goggin, Will Kjeer, Charlie Lincoln. The band formed when all the players were Twin Cities high sc...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Moore by Four, Credit: Travis Anderson
In the 1980’s Moore by Four was one of the hottest vocal jazz groups to hit our or any other town. The group of Sanford Moore, Ginger Commodore, Yo...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michele and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter
Vocalist Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira team up for many performances this holiday season. And they are part of a new series at Cadenz...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Adam Kiesling (l) and Scott Keever (r), Credit: David Bragger (l) and Been Zvan
Adam Kiesling and Scott Keever host a double CD release party Friday night Nov 30 at Celtic Junction in St Paul. These two acoustic players are ver...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: David Harland, Credit: Joanna Gail
David Harland performs and composes finger-style guitar music. David’s style today is the result of a gradual evolution. He talked about it with Ph...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: David Harland, Credit: Joanna Gail
David Harland performs and composes finger-style guitar music. His next show is at the Aster Café in Minneapolis, Thursday November 8 from 8 till 1...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The 2018 Selby Avenue Jazz Fest is coming this Saturday Sept 8 from 11AM till 8PM. It’s centered at the Selby Avenue intersection with Milton St in...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Elmore James, Arthur Spires, and Johnny Williams.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac in flight with PlanetVac as one of its feet, Credit: Bruce Betts
Join Mat Kaplan in California’s Mojave Desert for special coverage of not one but two rocket flights and a real world test of PlanetVac, the innova...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: Loring Park Music Festival Logo, Credit: Chris Thompson
This coming Saturday marks the return of the Loring Park Music Festival, staged by the Citizens for a Loring Park Community. The Festival runs from...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00