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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.

Thousands of Dollars for NW Minnesota Artists!

Thousands of Dollars for NW Minnesota Artists!

Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council (Warren, MN), shares details on the thousands of dollars available for regional artists through the NWMAC within Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Norman counties.

Applications for NWMAC grant money will be taken until November 1st!

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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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Cruisin the Blues EP 103 Tribute to Otis Rush

Cruisin the Blues EP 103 Tribute to Otis Rush

On September 29 of 2018 the Blues world lost one of it’s Iconic artists of the West-side Chicago Blues sound Otis Rush. Although he had not performed or recorded since 2003 due to a stroke that robbed him of his ability to perform, he was always considered a cornerstone of the blues development in Chicago for his almost 50 year career in performance and recording.

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