Minnesota Music Notes: Stories from First Avenue | celebrating noteworthy artists, people and moments that shaped the history of Minnesota’s Mainroom First Avenue
Minnesota Music Notes: Seasons 1 & 2 | celebrating noteworthy songs, artists, and musical performances from Minnesota
Boiled In Lead debuted as a Minneapolis Celtic rock band on St. Patty’s Day in 1983, an annual concert tradition their fans, the Leadheads, have come to expect. In 2008, Boiled In Lead celebrated their 25th anniversary with an album a song about Death’s visit to a popular Minneapolis avenue. Britt Aamodt has the story.
David Whetstone was going to be a guitar player until he heard the Beatles and Rolling Stones use sitar. After tragedy struck, Marcus Wise went on a journey that led him to becoming a master tabla player. Britt Aamodt looks at how these Minnesota musicians ended up sharing the stage with one the state’s greatest poets.
Sadik Hakim, born Argonne Thornton in Duluth around 1919, grew up in a musical family. But it was being housemates with saxophone legend Charlie Parker that brought him in as piano player for one of the first recording sessions for bebop jazz. Britt Aamodt has the story.