Produced by Daniel Zamzow & Nancy Sartor
Eclectic Ensemble is an ambient and improvisational group that runs on solar power and transports all its gear by bicycle. This MinneCulture segment was recorded at Minnehaha Falls and features Tim Donahue, Charlie Hendrickson and John Vance performing “Music of the Sun.” Eclectic Ensemble performs pop-up concerts at outdoor locations across the Twin Cities from May through October. For more information, find Eclectic Ensemble on facebook.
Tonight we headed to the moon…and off into space as part of our annual “Lunar Lunatics” special commemorating the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. The lunacy included moon-related tracks like: “Renegade Moon”, “Man In the Moon”, “Mellowmoon”, “Black Moon”, “Walking on the Moon”, and “Lunar Base Dub”, and more space-oriented titles such as “Waltz from Outer Space”, “Spaced Out Babylonians”, “Jumping Jupiter”, and “Skankworks in Orbit”. And what a far-out mix of artists tonight: Green Fandango, Mayd Hubb & Joe Pilgrim, Banco de Gaia, The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry, Marcello Giombini, Ken Nordine, Full Moon Scientist, Uffe, Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics, Twile, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, and many more… Truly an out-of-this-world dubwise journey.
We speak with writer and journalist Jeanette Walls about her new novel The Silver Star. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Glass Castle. as well as the novel Half-Broke Horses and Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip.
We also chat with Erin Soderberg about her new middle grade fantasy novel The Quirks: Welcome to Normal, the first book in a series for ages 7 and up. She also writes novels for teens and tweens under the name Erin Downing.