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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route

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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.

Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic and On-Camera – featuring Lazear

We Are The Willows – “One Body” (Live on Radio K)

Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic and On-Camera – featuring We Are The Willows

Brothers Burn Mountain

Brothers Burn Mountain

Brothers Ryan and Jesse Dermody make up this duo, who’ve been playing music together for nearly two decades. Their expansive, blues-and-folk-influenced rock belies the simplicity of their drums and guitar setup. On their latest album, Blue Spruce, they flesh out their sound with help from special guests including Colleen Myhre on backing vocals and Trampled by Turtles’ Ryan Young on fiddle. The disc was recorded at their own off-the-grid studio in the woods of Northern Minnesota. We found out more and heard tunes from the album when they joined us in the studio on November 9.

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Colleen Myhre plays live on Scenic Route

Colleen Myhre plays live on Scenic Route

Colleen Myhre hails from Mahtowa, MN, and brings a strong, bluesy voice to venues across the Northland. She chats with Will Moore about her musical background, telling stories through songs, and what to expect from her upcoming third album.

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Paul Huttner talks Suburban Legend and WCCO Blues Band on Scenic Route

Paul Huttner talks Suburban Legend and WCCO Blues Band on Scenic Route

Paul Huttner is best known for being a meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio but previously had a career at WCCO in Minneapolis, which is where he also got started playing in a blues band with his co-workers. He talks with Will Moore about the long-running band and its offshoot Suburban Legend ahead of a show with the latter group at the Gunflint Tavern.

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Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – Fromm Millaway to RADDA RADDA!

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – Fromm Millaway to RADDA RADDA!

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! New artists, Elle PF and Danny Fromm on this show along with a song from Captain Gravitone’s new CD. Plus we tell you about the best Minnesota breweries to visit!

(Aired 11/08/2018)

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Static Panic

Static Panic

This Minneapolis trio released its debut EP, Chrome, this year. Their soulful synth-pop grooves recently landed them on the City Pages annual “Picked to Click” list. They joined us in the studio on November 8 and gave us a preview of their show happening the same night at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.

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Larry McDonough and Joel Shapira Play Masterful Tribute to Jazz Masters Bill Evans and Jim Hall

Larry McDonough and Joel Shapira Play Masterful Tribute to Jazz Masters Bill Evans and Jim Hall

Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira specialize in interpreting the piano and guitar duet from decades back, Bill Evans and Jim Hall. When interviewer Phil Nusbaum showed up at a rehearsal, Larry and Joel were studying the Evans and Hall version of My Funny Valentine.

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Larry McDonough and Joel Shapira Play Masterful Tribute to Jazz Masters Bill Evans and Jim Hall Next Thursday

Larry McDonough and Joel Shapira Play Masterful Tribute to Jazz Masters Bill Evans and Jim Hall Next Thursday

Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira are specialize in interpreting the piano and guitar duet from decades back, Bill Evans and Jim Hall. Larry and Joel are devoting a show at the Black Dog to Evans and Hall music, Thursday night Nov 15 from 7:30 to 9:30. Phil Nusbaum got together with Larry and Joel at a rehearsal, where they were studying the Evans and Hall version of My Funny Valentine.

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