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Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph




This Twin Cities singer, songwriter, and guitarist was last in our studios as part of The Big Wu. This time around he has a new solo blues album to share, The Musician & the Muse when he joined us on January 31st. He had a release show the same night at The Caddy Shack in Duluth's Lincoln Park.

Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph

This Twin Cities singer, songwriter, and guitarist was last in our studios as part of The Big Wu. This time around he has a new solo blues album to share, The Musician & the Muse when he joined us on January 31st. He had a release show the same night at The Caddy Shack in Duluth’s Lincoln Park.


Katy Vernon

Katy Vernon

A native of England, this singer/songwriter has lived in the Twin Cities for several years now, performing in bands including The Camdens before releasing her first solo album in 2012. Vernon’s most recent album, Suit of Hearts, was released in 2019 and features the musician on ukelele, which has become her primary instrument in recent years. We found out more when she joined us in the studio on February 25th. She performed at a fundraiser organized by Gaelynn Lea for local organization Peace*Love*Haiti; the event happens on Saturday, February 29 at Duluth Cider and also features The Murder of Crows (Lea’s duo with Alan Sparhawk of Low) among other bands.


Glitteratti

Glitteratti

This local supergroup features Marc Gartman, Trampled by Turtles members Dave Carroll and Tim Saxhaug, and drummer Kyle Keegan. They’ve released their first full-length album, Among the Wild, produced by Low’s Steve Garrington, and were scheduled to have a Duluth release show on March 13, 2020 at Pizza Luce in Duluth, but just before our in-studio session they got the word that the show had been cancelled due to coronavirus fears. Fortunately they stuck around to play some songs for us and talk about making the album. We’re entering a difficult time for musicians and other artists who depend on live shows; you can help out by buying music and other merchandise.


Ellis

Ellis

This Minneapolis folk singer/songwriter recently released her tenth full-length album, Ordinary Love, with a virtual release show. We heard some songs from the record and caught up with the musician, who was still going by just “Ellis” when she was last in our studios several years ago, on June 26.


Key Kids

Key Kids

This garage-pop duo from Northfield, Minnesota, recently released its debut album, Townie. We got to know them and they performed songs from the album when they joined us on January 31st. They had a show the the same night at Blush in Duluth.


Taylor James Donskey

Taylor James Donskey

This Minneapolis-based songwriter and performer got his start in music as a teenager in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He’s performed in Twin Cities bands including the Lowland Lakers, and released his debut solo album, Paper Over It, in January, 2020. He joined us in the studio on January 17, 2020, to talk about the album and share some tunes.


The Summer Sounds of Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen

The Summer Sounds of Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen

Glen Braget chats with Kris Keltgen, the Kris of Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen about their recent release Summer Sounds. In a stark departure from their previous releases, Summer Sounds contains covers of some of the bands favorite songs from the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Rivieras, Chuck Berry and more.


Covid-19 Gives Paul Dice the Opportunity to Compose but not Perform Musical Compositions

Covid-19 Gives Paul Dice the Opportunity to Compose but not Perform Musical Compositions

Covid-19 Gives Paul Dice the Opportunity to Compose but not Perform Musical Compositions


Live from Minnesota: Lady Midnight II

Live from Minnesota: Lady Midnight II

On December 11, 2019 KFAI’s MinneCulture teamed up with Radio Pocho and the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network to produce a live performance of Lady Midnight and her band, live from KFAI studios in Minneapolis. Video of the performance can be found at SPNN’s YouTube page.


MHB – SONGS OF HOPE

MHB – SONGS OF HOPE

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs of hope on this episode, including five new-written tunes for our SONGWRITING CHALLENGE. And, as a special treat, we share “Gentle John” by America’s Singing Poet, Steve DePass. Throw in some history of how Schlitz beer took a nose-dive in the 70’s, and you’ve got a classic MHB!

(Aired 06/25/2020)


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