Our guest co-host today was Rene Baca, and he brought in some fine music and stories to share. This also concludes the Co-Host For A Day series on Good and Country for now. We may choose to bring back this feature again sometime. Many thanks to all who came forward and contributed their talents, music and stories during this community outreach effort in which listeners were co-hosts of the show. Much was learned from you indeed, and this has been a very entertaining, educational and enriching experience for me too.
Last Sunday night, the Okee Dokee Brothers won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album for their 2012 release, “Can You Canoe?” Inspired by nature, the local duo entertains children and adults with messages about environmental stewardship. In tonight’s encore presentation, MinneCulture presents Rediscovering the Mississippi River audio documentary by Flor and Peter Frey that features music by the Okee Dokee Brothers. Learn about the Mighty Miss—dubbed “messippi” by the Ojibwe Indians—which begins at Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana. Covering more than 2,000 miles in 31 states, the Mississippi River has been the creative inspiration for American legends, folklore, and literature, including the Okee Dokee Brothers. For more information, go to okeedokee.org.
Newer music by Richard Thompson, Eric Burdon, James Hunter Six, Mary Gauthier, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, The Slide Bros. w/ Rbt. Randolph, White Iron Band; phone interview with Kurt Marschke of the DEADSTRINGBROTHERS; plus some old favorites by the likes of Hot Tuna, T.Rex, Anders Osborne, Marcia Ball, Fred Eaglesmith….etc.etc.etc…If you’d like to see the entire list, click “Episode Details” to check it out. You may also link into the archive of the show from that page, too.