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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

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Grant Frashier travels to the Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork to see the exhibit "First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering Indian Boarding Schools".

Natural Resources Research, Coleraine, MN

Natural Resources Research, Coleraine, MN

Host Grant Frashier attended the open housr at the Natural Resources Research Institute in Coleraine Jane Brenamen and Director Kevin Kangas.

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Rhoda Anderson Habedank shares stories and songs

Rhoda Anderson Habedank shares stories and songs

Brian and Ann welcomed Rhoda Anderson Habedank back to WTIP, this time for her Roadhouse debut. Rhoda talked about what inspires her music, and of course, played a few songs for us.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 111 Katie Kern

Cruisin the Blues EP 111 Katie Kern

This artist from Vienna, Austria has a better “feel” for American Blues than many so-called American artisits claiming Blues as their primary genre. Today we listen to an artisit whose passion for the blues comes through her music which you can actually feel as you listen.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 110 Robert Nighthawk Maxwell

Cruisin the Blues EP 110 Robert Nighthawk Maxwell

Time travel today back to a time when a person could experience the raw sound and feel of early Chicago Blues on a Sunday afternoon in 1964 at the historical Maxwell Street Market in Chicago.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 109 Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings

Cruisin the Blues EP 109 Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings

John Grimaldi has been performing music for over 40 years and has over 18 albums under his belt.
Today we explore one of his earlier projects, The Maxwell Street Kings and their album “That’s The Way You Do”.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 108 Jontavious Willis

Cruisin the Blues EP 108 Jontavious Willis

Jontavious Willis is a young musician in his 20s who is a multi-instrumentalist on a mission to keep the blues alive by following in his mentors (Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’) footsteps.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 107 Rosie Flores

Cruisin the Blues EP 107 Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores of Austin, Texas is a great guitar player, songwriter and vocalist who also is a keeper of the “women in music” flame. She paved the way in the 8o’s for “new tradionalists”in the Country genre and also women in the Rockabilly genres like Janis Martin and Wanda Jackson who made a great mark in early rock “n” roll. Now going back to her personal roots, she has recorded a Blues album.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 106 The Delta Blues Museum

Cruisin the Blues EP 106 The Delta Blues Museum

This show highlights the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. I had the opportunity to interview the Active Executive Director, Shelley Ritter to find out more about this unique museum.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 105 Christone Kingfish

Cruisin the Blues EP 105 Christone Kingfish

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has made it to the “big Leagues” of the music industry with his talents. He just released his first major label album on the infamous “Alligator Records” Label in May of 2019. He’s a young artist with a traditional-yet “current” sound.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 104 Rockin’ Johnny Bergin

Cruisin the Blues EP 104 Rockin’ Johnny Bergin

Johnny Burgin has earned his name as The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man by performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US. Johnny started his career in the rough and tumble neighborhood blues joints on Chicago’s West Side with Howlin’ Wolf disciple Tail Dragger, and today is well known by all in the blues community as a modern day corner stone of the blues genre of music.

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