Every weekend during summer, vacationers from all over Minnesota and beyond pack up the family car and head north to Highway 1. The highway cuts a jagged route across the top quarter of the state, from North Dakota in the west, to the rocky shores of Lake Superior in the east, through farmland, reservation, lake and lodge country. Curious about this storied Northlands highway, KAXE producer Britt Aamodt hit the road to explore for herself.
During the first hour we listened to A. Kanyakumari, one of South India’s great viollinists. This was a concert recorded by the Indian Society of Minnesota in October of 1991.
During the second hour we Mauricio Sanchez and Edgar playing original music on Andean wind and string instruments.
Ron and Jean sat in for Ken this week. Of course songs about truck driving, train derailments, North Korean nuclear threats and very many examples of questionable marriage practices followed. Probably better you just listen to the archive and judge for yourself. (BTW, only two more weeks till Mr. Hippler returns.)
Karl digs into some newer Zydeco and then compares it to earlier Zydeco. Oh no! Compare and Contrast. Working at the University is starting to affect him.
Then Karl finally plays some Cajun for the last part of the show.