Roots

This week on MinneCulture, Live from Minnesota goes to the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for its Short Shorts Salon. In this special event recognizing local writers, authors read original short works, ranging from 100- to 800-word pieces. Featuring Bill Nemers (The Learning Process), Kris Krueger (Dirty Dishes), Tom Kendrich (Birch), Sasha Porter (The Engineer and the Artist Series: The Golden Gate Bridge), Susan Gray (The Drama of Others), Bart Gailey (Nana Bozo), Jeff Johnson (Thrown) Mary McCreavy (Simple Predicate), Casey Cook (Here Again), Luke Anderson (Farm Hand), Samuel Kohl (As Was I), and Katrina Woullet (Closer to Space: The Flight Away from 3320 Lynn Street).

New Tom Jones singing “Just Dropped In”. A few tracks from the new 7-disc Duane Allman retrospective. Dr. John, Kinks, Todd Snider, Los Zafiros, James McMurtry, Blue Rodeo, Flo & Eddie, Peter Green & Jeremy Spencer’s Fleetwood Mac, Marshall Tucker….typical Freewheelin’ fare for this cloudy Wednesday. If you want to see the entire playlist, click “Episode Details” and you’ll be there before you can say cream cheese. You may also link into the archive of the show from that page.

News Host: Flor Frey
Music Host: Dale Connelly
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

The dub overfloweth… Starting out with the great new Breath of Peace album from Dub Caravan meets Hornsman Coyote. Then came the cool and varied Lion In Dub release from the Dub Campaign, followed closely by Patra’s choice new single “Sweet Reggae Music”. And then another two-fer from Yesking’s superb “Re-Record Not Fade Away” release on BBE, followed by new tunes from Dub Rifles, Tricky, Dub Dynasty, Fred Locks (archival tracks on new box set), John Brown’s Body, Yabass Yaba Radics, Dub Gabriel, Version Xcurson, 2 Kings, and Reggaesta (remixing Amy Winehouse).

2 interviews today…one with Rochester Minnesota blues diva Annie Mack…..who stopped by the show to talk about her newest CD project due out in May 2013.
Annie and her band are also 2013 contenders for the Road to Memphis IBC competition. I also had an interview with Reverand Raven who is coming to the Twin Cities to play at the Minnesota Music Cafe on Friday night April 19th.

Dancing tunes to perk up your day and a live conversation with Natalie Nowytski about her new Czech/Slovak bluegrass album!

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