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Caption: Tim Sparks and James Buckley CD cover art, Credit: James Tallala
Guitarist Tim Sparks and bassist James Buckley. It’s a duet that adds to the legacies of the great songs they play. Phil Nusbaum talked to Tim and ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: New Riverside Ramblers, Credit: Benny Moreno
The New Riverside Ramblers is a Minneapolis-based Cajun music band that has been entertaining dancers and listeners for decades. Phil Nusbaum talke...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: New Riverside Ramblers, Credit: Benny Moreno
The New Riverside Ramblers is a Minneapolis-based Cajun music band that has been around for decades. You can catch the band at Vieux Carre this Sat...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Sparks and Buckley Cover art, Credit: James Tallala
Guitarist Tim Sparks and bassist James Buckley celebrate their 3-year partnership with a CD release event at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Thursday ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Salsa del Soul, Credit: Lisa K Hyatt Photography
Salsa is where virtuosic music meets great dancing. Shai Hayo plays timbales and leads this Minneapolis/Saint Paul-based band. He spoke with Phil N...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Salsa del Soul, Credit: Lisa K Hyatt Photography
Salsa is where virtuosic music meets great dancing. Salsa del Soul performs frequently around the Tin Cities, including Saturday Jan 19 at the Medi...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mary Bue, Credit: Angelica Engel
Mary Bue’s songs focus on lived experience, which is one reason her shows are so compelling. When Mary got together with Phil Nusbaum, the talk tur...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mary Bue, Credit: Angelica Engel
Mary Bue sings her songs this and every Thursday in January at Café 318 in Excelsior. By the way, Mary is on January Sundays at 5 at the Aster in M...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Common Ground Company, Credit: Tim McG Photography
The Minneapolis-based Common Ground Company is part of the new wave of bluegrass bands. In this report, Phil Nusbaum talks with Jorgan Wadkins and ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Clarke, Credit: Neil Schloner
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maurice Jacox, Credit: Doug Knutson
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
Hoaxer is a band made up of Edmund Catlin, Peter Goggin, Will Kjeer and Charlie Lincoln. The band formed when all the players were Twin Cities high...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadette Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai is a great song interpreter, who enjoys singing in front of small instrumental groups. When Sophia got together with Int...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadett Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai sings this New Year’s Eve in the Williamsburg Room of the Lexington Restaurant in Saint Paul. Sophia is fronting bassist ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Keever, Credit: Ben Zvan
Scott Keever is a composer and guitarist who works with many different styles. In a recent conversation with interviewer Phil Nusbaum, Scott told h...

  • Added: Dec 17, 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: Mila, Credit: Larry Morisette
The Mila Vocal Ensemble is an expert, professional singing group specializing in Eastern Europe. Phil Nusbaum caught up with the group rehearsing a...

  • Added: Dec 13, 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: Erin Livingston, Credit: Erin Britt Laeger
As a third grader, Erin Livingston heard a classmate sing powerfully, and that was when Erin decided to become a singer. Erin sings Saturdays 7-11 ...

  • 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: Give Get Sistet, Credit: Uchechukwu Iroegbu
The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when it performs. Phil Nus...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Give Get Sistet, Credit: Uchechukwu Iroegbu
The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when they perform. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Kathi and Dean Lavalle have been associated with many bands of the years. They have found that the little big band format, with 10 pieces, provides...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Lavalle Jazz Cats is a little big band, 10 pieces, that plays this Wednesday, November 21 at the Applewood in Maple Grove at 7pm, and then Satu...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00