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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

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Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.

Aby Wolf

Aby Wolf

This Twin Cities performer and composer joined us in the studio on October 22 on the first-day of her week-long residency in Duluth that culminates in a show with Eric Mayson at Sacred Heart Music Center on October 26. Their project, Champagne Confetti, has been described as “Blurring the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B…”

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Live from Minnesota: Jelloslave

Live from Minnesota: Jelloslave

Jelloslave’s music is powered by an eclectic mix of cellos, drums and the tabla. Painting vivid soundscapes across cultures and musical styles, Jelloslave features Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney on cello, Greg Schutte on drums, and Gary Waryan on tabla. Recorded live at The Spring Cafe at the Lake Como Pavillion in St. Paul. Recorded, mixed and produced by Tom Garneau.

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What We’re Reading, October 20, 2018

What We’re Reading, October 20, 2018

Interviews with Deborah Harkness, Ellen Keith, and Nathaniel Philbrick, audio excerpt of Markus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay, and book conversation with listener-reader Mary Mitchell, and voices of the people: What are you reading?

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Playing The National Anthem On A Pipa? Gao Hong Brings It

Playing The National Anthem On A Pipa? Gao Hong Brings It

When the Minnesota Timberwolves asked Gao Hong to play the “Star-Spangled Banner” before a game, she was nervous. This would be the first time most fans had heard her — or anyone — play the Chinese pipa. And she wanted them to love it. KFAI’s Ryan Dawes reports.

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Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show –

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show –

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! TWIN SPINS on this show with new artists, Sam Dubois, Sawyer’s Dream and Tom Hipps, plus we report on beer for dogs!

(Aired 10/18/2018)

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From Goodridge to L.A. – 10th grader Jordynn Johnsrud dreams of a life in music

From Goodridge to L.A. – 10th grader Jordynn Johnsrud dreams of a life in music

Goodridge High School 10th grader Jordynn Johnsrud recently attended a music camp in Los Angeles, sparking an interest in music production and songwriting. Jordynn played some original songs, along with interpretations of Johnny Cash and Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes at RiverFest in Thief River Falls August 5, 2017.

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Crookston Pirate Marching Band represents northwest Minnesota at the State Fair

Crookston Pirate Marching Band represents northwest Minnesota at the State Fair

Over the course of the Minnesota State Fair, about 50 bands from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota compete in the McDonald’s Marching Band Competition. In 2018, only one, the Crookston Pirate Marching Band, was there to represent the northwest corner of Minnesota. Band Director Matt Torgerson talked about the community’s support for the band program.

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Goodridge, Minnesota’s Jensen Sisters draw inspiration from “Outlaw Country” pioneers

Goodridge, Minnesota’s Jensen Sisters draw inspiration from “Outlaw Country” pioneers

Kendra and Kansas Jensen’s musical heros are classic country’s original rebels. Starting with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, moving forward to today’s alt-country stars like Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, the Jensen Sisters have an ear for authentic country music.

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90’s country hitmakers Confederate Railroad make whistle stop in Thief River Falls for RiverFest

90’s country hitmakers Confederate Railroad make whistle stop in Thief River Falls for RiverFest

With songs like “Queen of Memphis,” and “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” Confederate Railroad made several trips up the country charts in the 1990s. Frontman Danny Shirley talked about the group’s rise to fame and its stop in Thief River Falls for RiverFest on August 5, 2017.

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Street Wizards classic car show rolls into Riverfest

Street Wizards classic car show rolls into Riverfest

Street Wizards Car Club President Justin Rowe previewed the group’s cruise-in car show. In past years the show had been on a separate weekend, but it has “merged” with RiverFest, making the first weekend in August one of the biggest of the summer in Thief River Falls.

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