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Minnesota Arts, Culture and History | Music

EP201 Reflecting Back

A look back at the past 200 episodes of “Cruising the Blues With Mr. Jack”.


EP200 The Chris Duarte Group

Chris Duarte hails from Texas and has a great defining sound all his own in the Blues Rock genre.


MHB – DUOS

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Nothing but DUOS on this episode, including Curtis & Loretta, Sardine Brothers, and Two Tone, plus you host tries Castle Danger Cream Ale (but not in the studio)–all on MHB!

(Aired 05/12/2022)


EP199 The 1991 Chicago Blues Fest P2

Part 2 of the opening night of the 8th Annual Chicago Blues Fest held on Friday, June 14th, 1991.


EP198 The 1991 Chicago Blues Fest P1

A trip back in time to 1991 and the 8th Annual Chicago Blues Fest.


First Friday Cont’d: Bemidji, Brainerd, and Jeremy Messersmith!

It’s spring! Yay! Creative energy is in the air all over northern Minnesota! In this segment, we continue our conversations about first Friday arts events with updates on new exhibits in Brainerd and Bemidji and a conversation with singer songwriter Jeremy Messersmith who has been working with students young and old in the Brainerd area this week. Jeremy will perform at Central Lakes College tonight at 7pm!


First Friday Grand Rapids!

Every first Friday of the month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids to find out what will be happening on First Friday. Katie did not disappoint today! Artists in the attic, reading challenges, live music, a printmaking workshop and and exhibit that consists of 98 pieces, each less than 10″ in size! All that and a soon-to-be ice cream truck make this First Friday in May pretty magical!


The Lost Forty Tours Northern Minnesota

Brian Milller and Randy Gosa’s band, The Lost Forty, is all about melding arts with culture and history. Together, they’ve been on a mission to revive folk songs long dormant and nearly forgotten. This week The Lost Forty is touring northern Minnesota with a presentation that involves photographs, history, stories, and, of course, music. Brian Miller joined the morning show Wednesday to discuss his work with The Lost Forty, how they go about arranging songs from generations ago, how their presentations of music combined with history creates community connections, and much more.


Twin Cities band Little Disasters bring pop punk into new era

Little Disasters is a group of young musicians from the Twin Cities who are bringing the pop-punk fever that dominated the decade of the ’00s into the 2020s. Though only halfway through high school, the trio of Mick Lynch, AJ Hermann and Finn Perry have a high-energy and super polished sound with the help of Isaac Levy. Host Will Moore talks to Mick about their sound, their latest singles, balancing teen life with making music, and future aspirations.


Spinning Voices gets noisy with Ductworks

Spinning Voices is the moniker of St. Louis Park based electronic music producer David Boeser, who for his latest album Ductworks decided to try something radically different than his past projects. The album is an exploration of both nostalgic memories and the harsh and constant noises from metal ducts, vents, furnaces, and other machines found within everyday homes. He joins Will Moore on the Scenic Route to talk about how the album came to be and process for creating the complex songs.


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