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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route



Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.

Minnesota Music Notes Featuring Jillian Rae

Minnesota Music Notes Featuring Jillian Rae

This week on Minnesota Music notes Brett Carter features multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Jillian Rae. Rae’s latest album I Can’t Be the One You Want Me to Be, came out in March 2019. The songs range from indie pop to folk/americana to some straight up rock and roll with the song Buried Alive.


Centerstage Minnesota, April 2, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota, April 2, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Belfast Cowboys, Soo Line Loons, Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir, Johnson and Drake and more.


MHB – MN Association of Songwriters

MHB – MN Association of Songwriters

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! On this episode, we play the March co-writing submissions and a few other gems by members of the MN Association of Songwriters. And we report on Andy and my trip to Urban Growler & Disgruntled Brewing. All on MHB!

(Aired 04/01/2021)


Andrew Walesch Sings Sinatra Next Friday and Saturday at Crooners in Minneapolis

Andrew Walesch Sings Sinatra Next Friday and Saturday at Crooners in Minneapolis

Frank Sinatra’ song catalog is one of great staying power, and so are Andrew Walesch’s treatments of Sinatra songs. Andrew sings Sinatra in front of a Big Band Friday and Saturday April 9 and 10 at 7PM at Crooners. Andrew talked to Phil Nusbaum about Sinatra and the show.


Minnesota Music Notes: Gaelynn Lea

Minnesota Music Notes: Gaelynn Lea

This week on Minnesota Music notes Brett Carter features Duluth musician and public speaker Gaelynn Lea. Lea was born with a genetic condition that causes complications in the development of bones and limbs. She travels to speak on the obstacles facing people with disabilities and accessibility in the music industry. During the pandemic, Lea began producing a weekly show on YouTube which resulted in an album, The Living Room Sessions, featuring songs recorded in her apartment.


Centerstage Minnesota, March 26, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota, March 26, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. This segment includes an interview with Chan Poling and Lucy Michell about their new book release “Jack and the Ghost.”


Real College Podcast: Spring Cleaning 2021

Real College Podcast: Spring Cleaning 2021

In this episode of Real College Podcast we will be bringing you some treasures from the vault, alongside some brand new content! Come along with us and discover how pets can help us cope with stress, take a dive into education reform, understand why you may be jealous of your vaccinated friends, uncover what it is like to be pregnant behind bars, learn about the origins of street art, and sit down with the local band Sapphire to discuss their music!

1:27-Pets and Stress Management-Kasey Salazar

8:05-School Reform-Casey McCabe

22:13-Vaccine Jealousy-Shannon Brault

29:19-Incarcerated Pregnancy-Petra Holtze

38:11-Street Art-Ethan Olson

42:36-Band Interview: Sapphire-Emma Morris


Lance Heddan: Renaissance Man

Lance Heddan: Renaissance Man

The fabric of Lance Heddan’s life is woven with threads of curiosity, creativity, connection, and soul… He’s a painter, a glass artist, and a musician who plays saxophones, clarinet, trumpet and flutes. Meet Lance and learn how renaissance festivals influenced and inspired his life in this Area Voices segment.


MHB – HODGEPODGE

MHB – HODGEPODGE

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Lots of variety on this episode, including songs by Laura Lou, Captain Gravitone, and a new one by Pat Egan, plus a gem by Canadian artist, Sol James. Plus we tell of swag being handed out by companies to get the COVID-19 vaccination shot. All on MHB!

(Aired 03/25/2021)


Tearra Oso Mines Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba to Create New Heritage Music with Healing Messages

Tearra Oso Mines Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba to Create New Heritage Music with Healing Messages

Tearra Oso Adapts Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba to modern situations, and to cultural and personal healing. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Tearra talked about how she came to Bomba tradition.


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